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!

Postulancy: New Beginning!

Postulancy: New Beginning!

On the feast of Our Lady's Birthday - September 8, 2021 - Emma Lekovic was accepted as a Postulant! A veteran camper and counselor of our Morning Star Camps, Emma has joyfully left the world behind to begin her journey in religious life! It is so beautiful to see the...

40th Year of Morning Star Camp!

40th Year of Morning Star Camp!

Morning Star Camp celebrates its 40th season this summer!  As we gather footage for a short anniversary video… we just cannot believe that time has flown by so fast. What started in borrowed military tents in the convent backyard in 1982, has now graduated to the log...

Final Profession & Novitiate

Final Profession & Novitiate

The Queenship of Mary, May 31, 2021, was celebrated with full glory here at the monastery! At the Offertory of the Sung Mass for the feast, Sister Gabriel Marie made her Final Profession of Vows as a Slave of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. After signing her vows on the...

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