THE MILITIA IMMACULATA OF ST. MAXIMILIAN KOLBE

Posted on December 8, 2008. Filed under: Uncategorized |

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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