Day Two (October 8): Becoming Her Property
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.
A Reading from the Writings of St. Maximilian Kolbe
Whoever becomes her property in an ever more perfect way will therefore exercise a greater influence on his surroundings and will lead others to know the Immaculata ever more perfectly, love her ever more ardently, come nearer to her, and give themselves to her until they also totally, without any limitation, become herself.
A soul of this kind, inasmuch as he is the property of the Immaculata, conquers an ever-larger number of other souls for her by any legitimate means, and becomes not only the property, but also a knight, a soldier of the Immaculata, “Miles,” “M.” This is the meaning of the letters “M” and “I,” that is of the initials “MI.”
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.