The Militia Immaculata
No one in the world can change Truth. What we can do and and should do is to seek truth and to serve it when we have found it. The real conflict is the inner conflict. Beyond armies of occupation and the hetacombs of extermination camps, there are two irreconcilable enemies in the depth of every soul: good and evil, sin and love. And what use are the victories on the battlefield if we are ourselves are defeated in our innermost personal selves?
- St. Maximilian Kolbe
The Militia Immaculatae is designed to fit an individual according to their state in life. It does not demand fixed activities for everyone, but desires all to consecrate themselves to Our Lady, The Immaculate Mother of God, wear and promote the medal of The Immaculate Conception ( The Miraculous Medal ). External activities are good but prayer is 1st. We join monthly to pray the rosary followed by a group meeting. We strive to daily hand out Grace Packages, Miraculous Medals or Rosaries. All for Jesus through Mary. The group was started in 1917 by St. Maximilian Kolbe and there are many branches all over the world. We are located in Garden Grove, California and have a one of a kind Traditonal Latin Mass at Our Lady Help of Christians.
One Lord, One Faith, One Baptism. - Ephesians 4:5
St. Kolbe notes , “It is a movement which should attract the masses and snatch them away from Satan. Once souls have been won over to the Immaculata, there will also be a few who can be led further to the very height of devotion, even to the point of heroism in the service of spreading the Kingdom of God through the Immaculata. All religious orders and congregations, all the movements in the Church can also belong to the MI Membership in the MI will enable each member to give his best to the apostolate, and in this way attain Christian perfection in his state of life, in his vocation. It is necessary to understand the MI as something transcendent rather than general; this means that it should not be viewed as just one organization among many others; rather, it ought to penetrate into the depths of all other organizations.” (From a letter dated December 31, 1935).