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May01

Beyond the Centenary! Let Us Work for the M.I. of the Future

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Fr. Raffaele Di Muro, OFM Conv., International President

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Introduction

The M.I. has just experienced the celebrations of the Centenary of its foundation. The gatherings in Rome were truly significant, full of insights for the growth of our Association. As you know, an international commission of members of the M.I. worked during the Centenary celebrations on planning for the future of the M.I., setting guidelines for its next steps. I joyfully present you with a document that I have written based upon the suggestions of our dear M.I. sisters and brothers who offered their own contributions regarding a “read” of this moment in our movement’s history, which lead to indications for shaping its future. This is the background of this present document, which can correctly be defined as a planning document. I happily offer it for consideration by the worldwide M.I. in order that our path forward might be one of even greater energy and conviction after the commemoration of our Centenary.

1. The Charism of the M.I.Today

The goal of the Militia of Mary Immaculate is the conversion and sanctification of every person by means of the intercession of Mary Immaculate and the faithful and creative commitment of M.I. members. Conversion must begin with work on ourselves, because we first need to change our own modes of thinking. It requires faithfulness to the Kolbean charism, a dynamic faithfulness which reflects contemporary reality, and not merely copies the past. In our own conversion we look to Mary, our model of continuing spiritual growth, in our liberating of self from a worldly spirit and in nurturing humility and a sense of service. Every M.I. member is called to become a gift for every brother or sister, knowing that Jesus has given us the great gift of Mary! With her in our hearts, we are charitable toward every sister and brother.

May01

Beyond the Centenary! Let Us Work for the M.I. of the Future (Copy)

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Fr. Raffaele Di Muro, OFM Conv., International President

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Introduction

The M.I. has just experienced the celebrations of the Centenary of its foundation. The gatherings in Rome were truly significant, full of insights for the growth of our Association. As you know, an international commission of members of the M.I. worked during the Centenary celebrations on planning for the future of the M.I., setting guidelines for its next steps. I joyfully present you with a document that I have written based upon the suggestions of our dear M.I. sisters and brothers who offered their own contributions regarding a “read” of this moment in our movement’s history, which lead to indications for shaping its future. This is the background of this present document, which can correctly be defined as a planning document. I happily offer it for consideration by the worldwide M.I. in order that our path forward might be one of even greater energy and conviction after the commemoration of our Centenary.

1. The Charism of the M.I.Today

The goal of the Militia of Mary Immaculate is the conversion and sanctification of every person by means of the intercession of Mary Immaculate and the faithful and creative commitment of M.I. members. Conversion must begin with work on ourselves, because we first need to change our own modes of thinking. It requires faithfulness to the Kolbean charism, a dynamic faithfulness which reflects contemporary reality, and not merely copies the past. In our own conversion we look to Mary, our model of continuing spiritual growth, in our liberating of self from a worldly spirit and in nurturing humility and a sense of service. Every M.I. member is called to become a gift for every brother or sister, knowing that Jesus has given us the great gift of Mary! With her in our hearts, we are charitable toward every sister and brother.

May12

MI Centenary Celebrations

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MI Celebrations in the USA

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The MI National Center-USA is sponsoring three main MI Centenary Celebrations to be held around the country, open to MI members and all Catholic faithful.

osv 20 280We are grateful to announce that OUR SUNDAY VISITOR Institute is helping to underwrite these events.


On the West Coast:

Saturday, August 12, 2017
St. Christopher Parish Hall, West Covina, CA

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On the East Coast:

Time and location to be announced.

Mar01

MI National Centenary Pilgrimage to Italy

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MI National Centenary Pilgrimage to Italy

Join us for a Pilgrimage-of-a-Lifetime!

-ASSISI, SIENA AND ROME-

with participation in the 100th Anniversary MI International Celebrations

October 10-19, 2017 

  • 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.

Contact Mater Dei Tours TODAY to be placed on the Pilgrims list or to obtain more information 1-800-515-2632 Or visit MaterDeiTours.com

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Dec30

Important News About the MI National Center

Categories // MI News, Letter From the President, USA

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.

John Galten
MI National President

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