I get asked about the MI a lot and often seem to fumble through a concise, effective description. I thought about this recently, on the occasion of the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, and here's what came to me:
The Militia Immaculata is a Catholic organization,
founded by Saint Maximilian Kolbe in 1917,
right around the time that the Blessed Virgin Mary
appeared in Fatima Portugal.
The objective of the MI is to glorify the Holy Trinity,
Father, Son and Holy Spirit,
through devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
There is a local Southern Maryland Chapter.
You can find more information at SOMDMI.com.
At this time, we have no meetings and no dues.
The organization focuses on prayer, penance,
and total consecration to the Blessed Mother -
to increase in personal holiness
and positively influence those around us.
Our families – our co-workers – our friends.
And to eventually win all souls
to Jesus through Mary.