Enrollment in Her Army
How it Works
Initially, a priest will give a sermon or conference at a Mass Center in the District to instruct the faithful and encourage them to join the Militia Immaculatae at Level 1. Once the faithful are prepared, they will be invited to enroll as Knights of the Militia Immaculatae by making an act of consecration. If anyone in the English-speaking world would like to join the M.I., he or she can ask any priest of the Society of St. Pius X to perform the ceremony of enrolment. One officially becomes a “Knight of the Immaculata”, however, after the priest signs the certificate of membership and it is filed by the U.S. Chaplain, Fr. Mark Stafki, in the register at the M.I. headquarters.
Eventually, the priests of the District will continue the work of recruiting, catechising and enrolling new members through regular sermons, existing catechism training and regular enrolment ceremonies (see M.I. Enrollment Guidelines pages 29 et. seq.).
If you are already enroled as a Knight of the Militia Immaculatae please do not forget to say at least once daily the aspiration: "O Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to Thee, and for all those who do not have recourse to Thee, especially for the Masons and for all those who are commended to Thee." Also to wear your Miraculous medal and your brown scapular, and to say your Rosary each day. It is important to keep a couple or more of Miraculous Medals and explanatory leaflets close to hand to give away as free gifts when an opportunity presents itself. Further supplies are available for free at the Chapels and Mass Centres courtesy of the local M.I. Coordinators.
Not yet enrolled?
If you wish to be enroled as a Knight of the Militia Immaculatae, please speak to your priest. If you do not attend an SSPX Mass Center, please speak to any SSPX priest and tell him of your wishes to enroll.
Prior to enrollment
Firstly it is proposed that you should read the booklet entitled: "Consecration to the Immaculata" treating it like a Novena except that it spans a 13 day preparation phase and requires no more than 10-15 minutes each day and secondly you should then please read the booklet: "Introduction to the Militia Immaculatae" once in further preparation for enrollment. It is not essential to complete these two items of preparation, but it is recommended as a boost to your zeal.
Act of Consecration
"O Immaculata, Queen of heaven and earth, refuge of sinners and our Mother most lovable, to whom God deigned to confide the whole order of mercy, I N.N., an unworthy sinner, prostrate myself at thy feet, humbly begging thee if thou wouldst deign to take me wholly and entirely as thy property and possession and to use me, together with all the powers of my body and soul, my life, my death, my eternity, as pleases thee.
"Use the whole of me, if thou so willest, without any reservations, to fulfill that which is said of thee, “She has crushed all the heresies in the world”, so that in thy immaculate and loving hands I may become a useful instrument in engrafting and increasing thy Glory in so many straying and indifferent souls, and in this way to bring about the greatest extension, the blissful Kingship of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus. "For wherever thou enterest thou obtainest graces of conversion and sanctification. Through thy immaculate hands all graces from the Sweetest Heart of Jesus flow upon us.
"Grant me the grace to praise thee, Lady most holy. Grant me strength against my enemies. Amen.
View the Militia Immaculatae Booklet (PDF) to see the full ceremony of enrollment.
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