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THE MILITIA IMMACULATA OF ST. MAXIMILIAN KOLBE

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THE MILITIA IMMACULATA OF ST. MAXIMILIAN KOLBE
The Militia Immaculata, (MI)
known in the USA. as the Knights of the Immaculata,
seeks to captivate the masses for Jesus Christ and
renew demoralized society through union with Mary Immaculate.
Specifically they strive for:
the conversion of sinners and non-believers
beginning with themselves;
the growth of all in holiness;
reparation for sin and building up the kingdom
of the Sacred Heart of Jesus through consecration to Mary,
and participation In the Mass, Holy Communion and Eucharistic Adoration.
The Founder
While still a student friar, not yet a priest, St. Maximilian Maria Kolbe, OFM Conv., founded the MI on October 16, 1917 in Rome, Italy. The MI today continues to follow the original charter he gave to it them
.
The Original Charter of the MI
“She shall crush your head” (Gn 3:15).
“You alone (Mary) have crushed
all heresies in the whole world”
(former Office of the BVM.
“Modern times are dominated by Satan and
will be more so in the future.
The conflict with hell cannot be engaged by men,
even the most clever.
The Immaculata alone has from God
the promise of victory over Satan.
However, assumed into heaven,
the Mother of God now requires our cooperation.
She seeks souls who will consecrate themselves
entirely to her, who will become
in her hands effective intruments
for the defeat of Satan
and the spreading of God’s kingdom upon earth.”
-St. Maximilan Kolbe, OFM Conv.
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“MI” is the monogram for Militia Immaculatae, the international Latin name of the Knights of the Immaculata movement. Militia Immaculatae literally means “The Immaculata’s Troops.” All of its members – men, women or youth – are called “Knights of the Immaculata.” This title signifies gallant generosity and a readiness to fight hard and even to sacrifice our lives for the Immaculata’s cause just as our founder did.
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The Lord of the World- Msgr. Hugh Benson- excerpt from Prologue – note the role of Pantheism(New Age)

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“Prophesy, sir,” said Percy suddenly. “I mean about religion.”
Mr. Templeton inhaled another long breath from his instrument. Then again he took up his discourse.
“Briefly,” he said, “there are three forces–Catholicism, Humanitarianism, and the Eastern religions. About the third I cannot prophesy, though I think the Sufis will be victorious. Anything may happen; Esotericism is making enormous strides–and that means Pantheism; and the blending of the Chinese and Japanese dynasties throws out all our calculations. But in Europe and America, there is no doubt that the struggle lies between the other two. We can neglect everything else. And, I think, if you wish me to say what I think, that, humanly speaking, Catholicism will decrease rapidly now. It is perfectly true that Protestantism is dead. Men do recognise at last that a supernatural Religion involves an absolute authority, and that Private Judgment in matters of faith is nothing else than the beginning of disintegration. And it is also true that since the Catholic Church is the only institution that even claims supernatural authority, with all its merciless logic, she has again the allegiance of practically all Christians who have any supernatural belief left. There are a few faddists left, especially in America and here; but they are negligible. That is all very well; but, on the other hand, you must remember that Humanitarianism, contrary to all persons’ expectations, is becoming an actual religion itself, though anti-supernatural. It is Pantheism; it is developing a ritual under Freemasonry; it has a creed, ’God is Man,’ and the rest. It has therefore a real food of a sort to offer to religious cravings; it idealises, and yet it makes no demand upon the spiritual faculties. Then, they have the use of all the churches except ours, and all the Cathedrals; and they are beginning at last to encourage sentiment. Then, they may display their symbols and we may not: I think that they will be established legally in another ten years at the latest.
“Now, we Catholics, remember, are losing; we have lost steadily for more than fifty years. I suppose that we have, nominally, about one-fortieth of America now–and that is the result of the Catholic movement of the early twenties. In France and Spain we are nowhere; in Germany we are less. We hold our position in the East, certainly; but even there we have not more than one in two hundred–so the statistics say–and we are scattered. In Italy? Well, we have Rome again to ourselves, but nothing else; here, we have Ireland altogether and perhaps one in sixty of England, Wales and Scotland; but we had one in forty seventy years ago. Then there is the enormous progress of psychology–all clean against us for at least a century. First, you see, there was Materialism, pure and simple that failed more or less–it was too crude–until psychology came to the rescue. Now psychology claims all the rest of the ground; and the supernatural sense seems accounted for. That’s the claim. No, father, we are losing; and we shall go on losing, and I think we must even be ready for a catastrophe at any moment.”
“But–-” began Percy.
“You think that weak for an old man on the edge of the grave. Well, it is what I think. I see no hope. In fact, it seems to me that even now something may come on us quickly. No; I see no hope until–-”
Percy looked up sharply.
“Until our Lord comes back,” said the old statesman.
Father Francis sighed once more, and there fell a silence.
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