• Saint Maximilian Kolbe

    Learn more about St. Maximilian Kolbe's life and marian spirituality.

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    Find out what it means to make a consecration to Mary and live out your consecration in the MI

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  • MI Youth and Young Adults

    The MI Youth and Young Adults offers programs and retreats for Young people from age 14 to adults. Find out how to live out your marian consecration and the new evangelization.

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What is the Militia of the Immaculata

Welcome to the Official Site of the MI in the USA

The Militia of the Immaculata (MI) is a worldwide evangelization movement founded by St. Maximilian Kolbe in 1917 that encourages total consecration to the Blessed Virgin Mary as a means of spiritual renewal for individuals and society. The MI movement is open to all Catholics over 7 years old. It employs prayer as the main tool in the spiritual battle with evil. Members of the MI also immerse themselves in apostolic initiatives throughout society, either individually or in groups, to deepen and spread the knowledge of the Gospel and our Catholic Faith.

Important News About the MI National Center

Dear MI Members and Friends of Our Lady: 
As the newly elected President of the MI in the USA, recently I was informed by Fr. John Grigus, Rector of Marytown, that the MI National Council must leave Marytown. He cited finances and the changing mission of Marytown to a broader, more diversified vision of apostolates and ministries. This means Marytown will no longer be the National MI Center. A very large expansion of the National Shrine of St. Maximilian Kolbe at Marytown is being planned, but the plans do not include continuing as the home of the Saint’s great spiritual legacy and gift to the Church, the Militia of the Immaculata.

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Join us for a Pilgrimage-of-a-Lifetime! 
with participation in the 100th Anniversary MI International Celebrations
October 10-19, 2017

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  • Be part of this once-in-a-lifetime experience and travel to Italy during this MI Centenary Year!
  • Join John Galten, the MI National President, Jason Jones, Producer of the pro-life movie Bella, and other MI members from around the country.
  • Walk in the footsteps of St. Maximilian Kolbe and visit churches, shrines and other sacred places in Assisi, Siena and Rome. Our Pilgrimage Chaplain will be Fr. Stephen Boyle, O.Praem.
  • As part of the pilgrimage we will participate in the three-day 100th Anniversary MI International Celebrations organized by the Militia of the Immaculata  movement.
  • The MI National Centenary Pilgrimage departs from Chicago-O’Hare airport on a direct flight to Rome. Flight, taxes, accommodations and a number of meals are included in the price. Space is limited so make plans to join us soon.

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