“To win the entire world for the Immaculata and, through her, for the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus.” - St. Maximilian Kolbe
Total Consecration to Mary
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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. The MI movement is open to all Catholics over 7 years old. It employs prayer as the main tool in the spiritual battle with evil. Members of the MI also immerse themselves in apostolic initiatives throughout society, either individually or in groups, to deepen and spread the knowledge of the Gospel and our Catholic Faith.

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St. Maximilian Kolbe
Useful Instruments in Mary's Hands
"On earth, we see so many unhappy, misguided souls who do not even know the purpose of their life, who love many short-lived goods instead of the other good, God. Many of them are indifferent to the most sublime love. We want to introduce and increase to the maximum the glory of the Immaculata in these souls and we beseech her to make us useful tools in her immaculate and merciful hands, not to let us hamper her; to drive us even by force in case we were to refuse to obey her." (KW 1331)
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Evil Spirit Attacks Souls Consecrated to Mary
"The spirit of evil undermines in a special way those who are consecrated to the Immaculata, because he wants to offend her at least through them. However, his attempts against souls faithfully consecrated always end up in even more ignominious defeat. Therefore, his impotent rage becomes even more violent." (KW 1331)
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Imploring God's Grace through Prayer
"The appropriate means in the work of conversion and sanctification of souls may only be the grace of God, which one must implore with prayer. In fact, among the means, first we have the ejaculatory prayer to the Immaculata given during the manifestation of the miraculous medal: 'O Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have resource to thee.'" (KW 1330)
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Activity Under the Protection & Through Mary's Mediation
“The purpose of the MI is the commitment to the work of converting all together and each individually those who have need of conversion, and in the work of the sanctification of every soul who currently lives and will live in the future without exception. The specific feature that sets the MI apart from many other associations working for the salvation and sanctification of souls, is that the MI develops its activity under the protection and through the mediation of the Immaculata.” (KW 1330)
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Mother of the Man-God
"Who is Mary, therefore, [Jesus'] Immaculate Mother? She is the Mother of the Man-God. If we lavishly venerate the mother of an illustrious personage, of a benefactor of humanity, how much veneration do we own the Mother of the Son of God? If a sovereign's mother has so much influence over her son, how much more powerful is the Mother of the Man-God?" (KW 1081)
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