THE MILITIA OF THE IMMACULATA (MI) is a worldwide evangelization movement founded by St. Maximilian Kolbe in 1917. It encourages a total consecration to Mary Immaculate as a means of spiritual renewal for individuals and society. Marian consecration in the MI is a formal act of self-giving that does not stop at Mary, but is Christdirected. It is really consecration to Jesus. The MI motto is "To lead every individual with Mary to the most Sacred Heart of Jesus.” The MI employs prayer as the main weapon in the spiritual battle with evil. MIs also immerse themselves in apostolic initiatives throughout society, either individually or in groups, to deepen the knowledge of the Gospel and our Catholic Faith in themselves and in others.
By joining the MI, members become willing instruments of Our Lady, the handmaid of the Lord and the immaculate instrument of God. You become a member of an international movement sharing in the maternal mission of Mary the conversion and sanctification of all souls. The goals of the MI are personal sanctification, the conversion of the world and ultimately the universal reign of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. The MI is a Vatican approved international public association of the faithful, whose mission, like that of the Catholic Church, is universal. Although the MI is open to Catholics only, it encourages all people of good will to develop a trusting relationship with Our Lady.
Enrollment to the Militia Immaculatae (For Catholics)
CONSECRATING YOURSELF to Mary through the ideal of St. Maximilian will be one of the most important acts of your life. You will be placing yourself under the mantle of Mary's protective care as the Immaculate Conception, Mother of the Church and Mediatrix of All Graces. Through total consecration you cooperate with Mary in the work of building up and renewing the Church of the third millennium. She will enlighten your mind, guide your will, empower your efforts and intercede for you in a special way before the throne of the Father. You will also share in the intercessory prayers of the MI religious communities, who pray daily for the success of the MI movement and the sanctification of its members. Finally, you will have the support that comes from being a part of an international movement of spiritual renewal. You will have access to MI conferences and materials, to its online resources, and to regular mailings from the national office on how better to live out your consecration.
Catholics ENROLL (from official MI National website)