The Newsletter of the Militia Immaculatae: Knight of the Immaculata
About Militia Immaculatae
The society is of Our Lady, since in the end it is Her work, is subjected to Her service at all cause. It simultaneously leads to a fact that each member of Society subjects himself to Immaculata at all conditions, with no questions raised, nor exception. It is stated that: "The ideal of every member is to exist for Her, as a servant, a child, on regard of love for Her, under any name or label that was, is or will be possible to realise throughout true love for Our Lady… to be Her property for life, death and eternity” — writes St. Maximilian.
The idea of MI and how current it is today
The founder of Knights of Immaculata had no doubts that false doctrines and counterfeit religions are deadly poison for souls, as they darken the mind, corrupt logical understanding of reality and cut the souls off the sanctifying grace. Knights who are becoming tools in Her hands, were said to "emanate” the Immaculata. What is more, through reasonable means, they would strive for the conversion of sinners, heretics and schismatics. Nowadays it is not less important as it was almost hundred years ago, for a Catholic, to grip a firm spirit. Otherwise he shall be lost in misery. Our enemy has become extremly dangerous through his influence on the world occuring in an invisible, immposible to identify manner. There are many factors, touching us negatively, and especially our children. To name specifically: never ending attempts to manipulate us throughout the media, glorification of various kinds of aggressive behaviour, the stream of advertising devouring our sub-conciousness and last but not least — the wide spread of marxist ideology around the universities and scholar environment — these are few elements which are destructive for our souls. The soul itself, if it is weak, becomes vulnerable to any kind of evil and turns into a "tool”.
Immaculata as a figure
Our whole spirituality, our prayers and sacrifices, our thoughts, our obligations, every each detail of our life can reach excellence, but only if they are put into a pattern - and Mary is the pattern. That is to say, one should realise actions in Her, through Her and for Her. Her Immaculate Heart should become a figure according to which one will shape his heart. The Immaculata empowers our intellect, being our Queen, she leads us to a final goal, to wit, eternal victory. She herself, appears in our life and commences a transformation appealing to our prayers and our free will. Only when this is made, one can become a knight of Immaculata. She reinforces our souls, to form them in a way which pleases God. Safely and briskly she raises each of her children to ressemble the Incarnate Wisdom — our Lord Jesus Christ. The movement of Knights of Immaculata serves an ideal to follow the Blessed Virgin Mary in ordinary life.
MI and Catholic Tradition
In an eve of the Second Vatican Council the Knights of Immaculata counted 4 milions members both in Poland and the world. Modifications, which occurred after the Council, changed completely the society of MI. The main goal of MI — conversion of sinners, heretics and especially freemasons, has been put aside. The fighting spirit, always present in the Church combative has been gone as well. The role of Immaculata has been lessened. Therefore the M.I. was revived in the spirit and according to the text of its original Statutes on May 6, 2000 by the superior of the Priestly Society of St. Pius X in Poland, Fr. Karl Stehlin with the permission of his General Superior, Bishop Bernard Fellay, in keeping with the principles of the supplementary jurisdiction.
In France the spread of the M.I. was entrusted to the traditional Capuchin Friars of Morgon. In February 2002 the General Superior wrote in a letter to the members of the Priestly Society: “By all means, I invite you to undertake this wonderful, thoroughly apostolic initiative and to propagate it. We see that it is in perfect agreement with the Fatima message, on the one hand, and on the other hand with that pious devotion toward the Most Blessed Virgin Mary that our Statutes demand of us.”
The Society of Knights of Immaculata has as an objective to guard the authentic heritage of MI Traditional Observance faithful to unalternable Catholic Faith.