Friday, June 2 - Sunday, June 4 (Pentecost)
Retreat at Our Lady of Snows Shrine, Belleville, IL
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Go to 100 Years of MI page for more informatiion.
INTO YOUR HANDS,
May you be praised, Immaculate Virgin!
You have been the light and soul of the Militia Immaculatae during the first one hundred years of its life.
In order to follow Christ faithfully, like St. Maximilian, we have contemplated your splendid virtues.
In you we have found the strength to love and have brought the charity of your Son everywhere.
You still are our consolation in the trials of our lives. You are our light in our work of evangelization.
You are our strength in our journey of faith, communion with the Lord and discipleship.
Into your hands we place again today the journey of the MI present throughout the world,
so that it may bring to all people the love of the Lord and the beauty of your compassionate and maternal presence.
May our MI apostolate radiate to our brothers and sisters
the mercy of God reflected
also in your tender care toward each person.
We shall let ourselves be led by you, most sweet Mother, certain that with your protection
we will live according to God’s will.
May the MI centenary year spur us on to be valiant apostles of God’s Kingdom and to experience your support in our ecclesial mission.
O Immaculata, we let ourselves be led by you! Amen.
October 16, 1917
Founding of the Militia of the Immaculata.
Welcome to the
We represent the Militia of the Immaculata for the Kansas City-Saint Joseph diocese and the Kansas City, Kansas archdiocese.
We want to give you the formation and preparation you will need to make a total consecration to Jesus with Mary and to come together in villages to pray and learn about our founder, Saint Maximillian Kolbe.
A village is a Small City of Mary. It was the dream of Saint Maximillian Kolbe to have Small Cities of Mary around the world. We have established 12 active villages in our area and you can see where they are located as well as when they meet at the top of our site. We would love to open even more MI Villages for Mary and include all who are, or want to be, consecrated to the Immaculata.
If you would like to start a village, it is not a tremendous burden but a blessing. I would love to come to your area and help you in any manner I can to start a village.
Saint Maximillian Kolbe was many things to many people: the patron saint for troubled times, the patron saint for addiction, the patron saint of media and, of course, the patron saint for prisoners. Being part of an apostolate is life changing and we do have a great Prison Ministry program as well as the Knights at the Foot of the Cross. The Knights at the Foot of the Cross visit the homebound and hospitalized souls who can consecrate themselves and pray with us in harmony for the world.
The region sponsors a yearly conference, as well as other awesome events with speakers from other states, topics are focused on the information given to us for the year from our national headquarters, soon to relocate from Marytown (Libertyville, IL) to a site to be announced. We are now focused on the 100th anniversary of the MI in 2017. Watch for the upcoming events on our web site.
All are always welcome and invited to come to our programs as well as to any of our village meetings. No obligation is necessary and we would love to have you join in prayer, formation and social life. We are 100% Roman Catholic and follow our Most Holy Mother Church, as did Saint Maximillian.
Please browse our web site and if you have any questions please contact me at: email@example.com.
Meet you in prayer,
Our mission is to bring all souls to the Sacred Heart of Jesus through Mary.
"O how many souls would find salvation if they only had the proper guidance! It is our vocation to provide that guidance"
St. Maximilian Kolbe, as quoted in Mary's Knight by Claude Foster, p 260
O Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to you, and for those who do not have recourse to you, especially enemies of the Holy Catholic Church and all those recommended to you.
Immaculata, Queen and Mother of the Church, I renew my consecration to you this day and for always, so that you may use me for the coming of the Kingdom of Jesus in the whole world. To this end I offer you all my prayers, actions and sacrifices of this day.
Immaculata, please intercede that the MI may imitate the example of the Immaculata’s discipleship.
Who is Saint Maximilian Kolbe?
St. Maximilian was born Raymond Kolbe in Poland, January 8, 1894. In 1910, he entered the Conventual Franciscan Order. He was sent to study in Rome where he was ordained a priest in 1918.
Father Maximilian returned to Poland in 1919 and began spreading his Militia of the Immaculata movement of Marian consecration
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What is the Militia of the Immaculata?
The Militia of the Immaculata (MI) is a worldwide evangelization movement founded by St. Maximilian Kolbe in 1917 that encourages total consecration to the Blessed Virgin Mary as a means of spiritual renewal for individuals and society.
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