“To win the entire world for the Immaculata and, through her, for the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus.” - St. Maximilian Kolbe
Consecration to Mary

Day Six (October 12): Becoming More Like Her

The Novena starts on October 7, the feast of Our Lady of the Rosary, also known as Our Lady of Victory,
and ends on October 15.
For each day of the Novena, there is a quote from The Writings of St. Maximilian Maria Kolbe and a short
On October 16, the anniversary of the founding of the MI, MI members are encouraged to renew their
consecration to the Immaculata, using the prayer composed by St. Maximilian.

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A Reading from the Writings of St. Maximilian Kolbe

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Each of us, then says: I wish first to translate into action, to achieve more and more, and ever more quickly, that ideal in myself. I must do everything myself in order to belong ever more to the Immaculata. I am the one who needs to offer myself ever more to her, to make myself like her, live by her, radiate her so that my environment may be more clearly enlightened by knowledge of her, warmed and inflamed ever more ardently with love for her; so that an everincreasing number of other people become like me, as I am toward her; so that, through me they belong ever more to her and, like me, may have more and yet more influence on their neighbors and enlighten and inflame an increasing number of yet more people. That the whole world and every individual soul may become ever more like her, be turned almost into her herself: that is the “MI-me.” What means do I use? Any, as long as they are lawful. A formidable means is the connection of energies of individual members, the link of individual souls with one another. That is why the Militia of the Immaculata is an “association.”


Holy Spirit of Truth and Love, I thank You for having inspired St. Maximilian Kolbe to start the Militia of the Immaculata movement in our time to be an instrument of Our Lady’s maternal presence for the transformation of the world according to the Gospel. Lead me and all MI members to be firmly rooted in the Lord through prayer and the sacraments, to be totally consecrated to the Immaculata and to persevere in striving for holiness following her invitation, “Do whatever He tells you.” 
With Your grace and her guidance, make us willing to witness to the Truth and sacrificial love, with the humble boldness of St. Maximilian. Give us courage to speak up for the sacredness of the life of every human being, for the family according to God’s plan, for religious freedom, and for all that can lead each person to eternal life in Heaven. Inspire us to make Our Lady known and loved that she may win each soul for her Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ who, with You and the Heavenly Father, is God for ever and ever. Amen.