Veni Sponsa Christi

Sisters, Slaves of the Immaculate Heart of Mary

of Saint Benedict Center, Harvard, Massachusetts

Brides of Christ

The Sisters MICM take vows as Brides of Christ and live a traditional active religious life of prayer and work nourished by the Traditional Latin Liturgy and dedicated to Jesus through Mary.

The Slaves of the Immaculate Heart of Mary of Saint Benedict Center is a traditional, active Order founded by Fr. Leonard Feeney and re-founded by Brother Hugh MacIsaac in 1976.

The community lives the spirit of True Devotion to Mary as described in the treatise written by Saint Louis Marie de Montfort. Consecrating themselves to Our Lady, they give her everything even the merits of all their actions without exception.

Our monastery, named after Saint Benedict, reflects our life of work and prayer. We are a Public Association of the Faithful in the Diocese of Worcester, Massachusetts.

Traditional Liturgy

Traditional Liturgy

The Slaves of the Immaculate Heart of Mary have an unbroken history of Tridentine Liturgy, on which their prayer life is based.

Active Religious Life

Active Religious Life

Our commitment to Total Consecration enables us to embrace many apostolates to reach souls and bring them to Jesus through Mary.

Living True Devotion

The title, the Slaves of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, taken from the writings of Saint Louis Marie de Montfort, is both bold and beautiful. It captures the complete consecration of the only religious community that has dared to use this title and to glory in its lowliness. 

Follow Along

The activities and various apostolates of our work are both exciting and upbeat. Visit often to find out what is new and join us in prayer for the success of our endeavors ~ All for Jesus through Mary!

May 13th Novice

May 13th Novice

Today we had the joy of welcoming a new novice into the community on the feast of Our Lady of Fatima! Marie Cote, a native of Rhode Island, completed her six months of Postulancy and was received as a Novice of the Sisters, Slaves of the Immaculate Heart of Mary at...

St Patrick’s Talent Night

St Patrick’s Talent Night

The Sisters perform at our annual Saint Patrick's Day Talent Night every year! It is always an enjoyable show of varied talent and good ol' time Irish spirit! This year, the Sisters sang the songs "The Green Fields of France," and "The Rambles of Spring." Enjoy the...

Sisters on Skates

Sisters on Skates

This winter, our Sisters have enjoyed some ice skating during afternoon recreation! No sooner was school out than Sisters were grabbing their skates and heading not to a rink, but the flooded (and frozen) fields in the valley and the abutting conservation land. It...

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