|Duties of a Knight of the Immaculatae|
I. Goal of Membership
II. Conditions of Membership
III. Duties of Membership
N.B. These means are recommended only as suggestions and not as an obligation; not one of them obliges under pain of sin, not even venial sin. Our principal motive is to help the greatest possible number of souls to be united with the Sacred Heart of Jesus through the mediation of the Immaculata.
Three Levels of Membership
The Militia Immaculatae is a universal and transcendant organisation for all: “It is a movement which should attract the masses and snatch them away from Satan.”
It is an organisation with levels of membership to incorporate an elite: “Once souls have been won over to the Immaculata, there will also be a few who can be led further to the very height of devotion, even to the point of heroism in the service of spreading the Kingdom of God through the Immaculata. All religious orders and congregations, all the movements in the Church can also belong to the M.I. The different levels of membership will enable each member to give his best to the apostolate and so attain to Christian perfection.
It is necessary to understand the Militia Immaculatae as something transcendant; this means that it should not be viewed as just one organisation among many others; rather, it ought to penetrate into the depths of all other organisations.”
Initially, Fr. Brucciani will give a sermon or conference at every Mass Centre in the District to instruct the faithful and encourage them to join the Militia Immaculatae at Level 1. Once the faithful are prepared, they will be invited to enrol themselves by making an act of consecration.
Eventually, the priests of the District will continue the work of recruiting, catechising and enrolling new members through regular sermons, existing catechism training and regular enrolment ceremonies (see M.I. Enrolment Guidelines).
Act of Consecration
"O Immaculata, Queen of heaven and earth, refuge of sinners and our Mother most lovable, to whom God deigned to confide the whole order of mercy, I N.N., an unworthy sinner, prostrate myself at thy feet, humbly begging thee if thou wouldst deign to take me wholly and entirely as thy property and possession and to use me, together with all the powers of my body and soul, my life, my death, my eternity, as pleases thee.
"Use the whole of me, if thou so willest, without any reservations, to fulfill that which is said of thee, “She has crushed all the heresies in the world”, so that in thy immaculate and loving hands I may become a useful instrument in engrafting and increasing thy Glory in so many straying and indifferent souls, and in this way to bring about the greatest extension, the blissful Kingship of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus. "For wherever thou enterest thou obtainest graces of conversion and sanctification. Through thy immaculate hands all graces from the Sweetest Heart of Jesus flow upon us."
"Grant me the grace to praise thee, Lady most holy. Grant me strength against my enemies. Amen."