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.
Late 2015 marks the beginning of Brother’s weekly Internet Radio show, Reconquest, which airs on the Veritas Radio Network’s Crusade Channel.
Past memberships include the Knights of Columbus, the Tubists Universal Brotherhood Association, and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia.
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.
Elvia Leyva said:
Jesus and His Church are One. You say you have a personal relationship with Jesus and you yourself dictate what you consider to be Jesus’ teaching and what to follow. This is the reason why we have here in the U.S. more than 40 thousand different groups that consider themselves “Christian” which hold 40 thousand different views on what Christianity is, supposedly based on the Bible. There is a saying that goes; “he who studies History ceases to be a protestant”. And this is so true. Once you start to study the history of cultures, countries and civilizations you will find that for 2000 years civilizations, countries and cultures rose and fell and the ONLY institution that has remained constantly present throughout 20 centuries is the Catholic Church. Pope Saint Pius X defines the true believers in the Catholic Faith as those that are baptized and hold all the teachings of the Catholic Faith and are subject to the Church’s rightful authority. Any one outside this definition is either a pagan, apostate or heretic.
You mention the reality of some of our bishops, priests and popes who have fallen short of a good example and this is a very painful reality in the Church that makes me cry very often. However, Christian denominations are not exactly white doves either. Very recently www,wnd.com reported on the abuse and immorality rampant in the baptist churches, and other denominations. Where I live, there is a head of a mega protestant church who groups about 30 thousand people. He just bought a 10 million dollar mansion and his second private jet. How can these be holy and how can he claim to represent Jesus? You mention the sins of some members of our Church, but it can easily be proven these are present in other Christian congregations as well, so this is a non argument. The Catholic Church is the New Israel, a continuation and fulfillment of the Old Testament. If you read the Old Testament you will find that whenever the Israelites were unfaithful to God, they were punished with bad, immoral rulers who made them suffer. We are under a pontificate that has done incredible damage to the Church. It is a punishment from God, He is exacting His wrath upon His unfaithful people. Out of the 40 thousand different Christian churches, ONLY ONE can be the True Church of Jesus Christ. He said it Himself: One Pastor, One baptism, One faith. Only one Church had stood the test of time over 20 centuries and will remain standing until the end of time. This is because He promised the Gates of Hell will not prevail against Her (the Church). Even though it may seem now the Church is badly wounded and disfigured, He will rescue Her and restore Her to the Glory He intends for Her, simply because He promised it so. I could say a lot more but that would make this comment exceedingly long.
Fr. Donald Calloway, MIC said:
Do you have an email address? I’d like to send you something. God bless, Fr. Donald Calloway, MIC
Brother André Marie, M.I.C.M. said:
Pax Christi. Thank you. It’s firstname.lastname@example.org.
Oremus pro invicem.
James Sundquist said:
Dear Brother André Marie, M.I.C.M.,
My father was a physician in charge of the medical supplies in Naples and North Africa during WWII. I have also visited the Vatican as a U.S. Army soldier.
I discovered William Saunders, Catholic Priest, history of the Rosary. Do you mind if I ask you a few questions?
If so, here they are:
1. Fr. William Saunders indicates that the history of the Rosary is “sketchy.” So if this is true, how can it be absolutely validated particularly when there is no original physical Rosary verification evidence that was given to Dominic preserved in his shrine in Bologna, Italy.
2. If the Apostle Paul lists the complete and total (plenary) armor of God in Scripture, then why didn’t he include the Rosary as a weapon, and if Paul says it is complete, why do we need to add another weapon?
3. In 1 Cor 4:6, Paul commands all Christian to “not go beyond what is written.” So why does every single apparition of Mary go beyond what it written?
4. Paul also commanded us to “test the spirits to see if they be of God.” And how does he tell us how to do that? By being good Bereans to “study Scriptures to see if these things be true.” So my question is which if any recipients of Mary Apparitions recorded in their testimony or diaries that after the apparition, they then compared the teachings in the apparitions to Scripture? And if so, can you cite which recipients recorded doing as Paul commanded?
5. I perceived a connection with Ed Smith and the Rosary and Roman Catholics was because a well known Catholic Priest. David Tickerhoof (do you know him?)wrote a book entitled:
The Catholic’s Guide to Theophostic Prayer Ministry Paperback – January 1, 2006
So my question is do you see any connection and/or endorse Theophostic Prayer?
6. Psalms tells that “Thou (God) alone, are a shield unto me!
So if that is true, we is the Rosary (and Mary) declared to be a shield and spiritual weapon?
I look forward to your response and answers to above questions.
Brother André Marie, M.I.C.M. said:
Pax Christi. I have received this message and the other one that you sent via the contact from at Catholicism.org.
I plan on answering you in an episode of Reconquest soon. I will send you the audio file.
Brother André Marie, M.I.C.M. said:
Pax Christi. I replied to your questions here: