About Brother André Marie, M.I.C.M.

A native of New Orleans, Louisiana, Brother Andre Marie graduated from that city’s Holy Cross School in 1988. He went on to study at Louisiana State University’s (LSU) main campus in Baton Rouge, on full scholarship as a music major. After three years at LSU, he transferred to Holy Apostles College and Seminary, in Cromwell, Connecticut, where he took a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spring of 1993 (major in Humanities with a minor in Philosophy). In September of 2007, he received the degree of Master of Arts in Theology, Summa cum Laude, also from Holy Apostles.

He entered as a postulant for the Slaves of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in May of 1993, and went on to the novitiate on Christmas of that year. He made profession of vows on Epiphany of 1996.

Since 1993, he was mentored in philosophy and theology by Brother Francis Maluf, M.I.C.M., Ph.D., a published philosopher of note.

His apostolic work has included various facets of the publishing apostolate of the congregation. For ten years, he was also part of the community’s small “mission band” of brothers who traveled to different cities distributing literature to interested persons in an effort to spread the Catholic Faith and bring wayward Catholics back to a sacramental life. He oversaw that apostolate for four years.

He has edited three of the Order’s books, published dozens of articles and presented numerous lectures in apologetics, the history of doctrine, the Church’s ecumenical councils, ecclesiology, and devotional topics.

Since 2002, he has been Prior of St. Benedict Center, an apostolate of the Slaves of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in Richmond New Hampshire.

Past memberships include the Knights of Columbus, the Tubists Universal Brotherhood Association, and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia.


3 thoughts on “About Brother André Marie, M.I.C.M.”

  1. Kara Moore said:

    I am not Catholic, but occasionally listen to Catholics and came across your audio of John Salza talking about a true or false pope. While it sounds very interesting to me, I have some questions about what you are saying about the group you call Sedevantists.

    If a pope can be considered a manifest heretic, is it because the church itself defines who are heretics rather than Jesus? And if the church defines heresy because one is in disagreement with the church rather than Jesus, then how can the church itself be infallible?

    How then do Catholics reconcile historical popes who violated every deadly sin? They as the head are to be the example of holiness, and if they are not holy men, then how does the church declare itself as infallible in its own departure from the holiness that Jesus Himself called every person who believes in Him?

    I really don’t want to be viewed as anti-Catholic, but it seems to me that many Catholics have indeed taken that road of church authority above holiness and as Psalm 1 says “blessed is the man that stands not in the council of the ungodly”.

    Is the Catholic church changing now in encouraging holiness and is all authority now given to Christ rather than fallible and ungodly men?

    Catholics are continually asking me to become Catholic, but as your authority has declared people like me as heretics already and not fixing these problems with excusing the church leadership in their ungodliness, maintaining that the church declares one to be saved in the ungodliness as though the church is authority over souls, then why would the Sedevantists be wrong?

    I really do not understand or comprehend what it means to be Catholic, but as a thinking person, I should by conscience question any person who declares themselves to be over my relationship with Christ, because Christ is the Bishop of my soul and never had it been Peter.

    Certainly you can see that these disagreements are not for argument’s sake, rather I am asking this for the purpose of understanding why people like me are called heretics because we have chosen the authority of Christ instead of men who call themselves holy when they have clearly walked in ways that are unholy.

    Perhaps you have heard these objections before and you have been trained in how to deal with them, but could we perhaps come to an understanding together that these objections are indeed valid and should be addressed if we need to live together peacefully on this planet.

    In my opinion, any person who manifestly acts with disregard to the commandments of Jesus, including both Catholics and non-Catholics alike, are in heresy of the commands of Jesus. Therefore, it doesn’t take a governing body to declare it openly because we can see that person has not walked in Christ nor in the holiness they are obliged as believers.

    Are you guys in a schism now? Just asking because there seems to be several ideas coming now that I hadn’t heard from Catholics since I grew up around them.

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  2. Do you have an email address? I’d like to send you something. God bless, Fr. Donald Calloway, MIC

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