Consecration to the Immaculate Schedule

The Militia of the Immaculata (MI) was established on October 16, 1917, by Saint Maximilian Maria Kolbe, OFM Conv., along with six confreres, during a particularly tumultuous time for the Church in the world. Over the last 100+ years, members of MI live out their baptismal consecration in the light of the Blessed Mother (the Immaculata), with the conscious decision to consecrate to the Immaculata as a dynamic commitment to follow Christ, in her example.
{MI – USA} {MI – Canada} {MI – England} {MI – Brazil}

Prayer of Consecration to the Immaculata
…composed by Saint Maximillian M. Kolbe, OFM Conv.
O Immaculata,
Queen of Heaven and earth,
refuge of sinners and our most loving Mother,
God has willed to entrust the entire order of mercy to you.

Although established in 1917, the Militia of the Immaculata was granted the first verbal blessing by Pope Benedict XV, on March 28, 1919. The official recognition of the Church occurred on January 2, 1922, granted by Cardinal Basilio Pompilj, Vicar of the Diocese of Rome: “With fervent desire that devotion to the Blessed Virgin may extend everywhere, with our authority we establish canonically the pious association commonly called ‘the Pious Union of the Militia of Mary Immaculate’ in the chapel of the Seraphic College of the Friars Minor Conventual in Rome and approve what was established.” On the 80th Anniversary of the founding of MI, the Pontifical Council for the Laity recognized the MI as a Public Association of the Faithful, universal and international, in accordance with the Code of Canon Law, and approved, at the same time, its General Statutes.

Militia of the Immaculata & Our Lady of the Angels Province
With a view to promoting consecration to the Immaculate among the faithful served through the ministries of our friars of Our Lady of the Angels Province, Fr. Jobe Abbass, OFM Conv., who serves as our Province MI Assistant, plans to visit all of our pastoral ministries, over the next few years. In working with our Director of Mission Advancement, new prayer cards and MI enrollment forms are being created. Friar Jobe will be preaching at the Masses in the parishes to encourage the faithful to consecrate themselves to the Immaculate and to enroll in the M.I. At those Masses, the congregation will be given an envelope with the consecratory prayers card and a miraculous medal. On the envelope those who wish to enroll will have to opportunity to fill out the information and apply to enroll in the M.I. Enrollment Certificates will be issued from our offices in Rensselaer, NY.
Consistent with our Franciscan charism and tradition of devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary, our Order’s Constitutions remind our friars that in St. Maximilian’s unconditional consecration to the Immaculate, we have found “a concrete form of openness to the new challenges of mission.” Our province plans to more fully tap into this devotion from our Kolbean heritage. Friar Jobe and our friars serving as pastors have mapped out a schedule through February 2022, to preach at the Masses to promote the consecration and enrollment in the Militia of the Immaculata.


Personal Consecration to the Immaculate

Stop #1: May 11-12, 2019
Ottawa, ON (St. Ignatius the Martyr Parish)

Stop #2: July 6-7, 2019
Point Pleasant, NJ (St. Peter Roman Catholic Church)

Stops #3 &#4: July 13-14, 2019
Seaside Park/Seaside Heights, NJ (St. Junipero Serra Parish)

Stop #5: August 17-18, 2019
Elmhurst, NY (St. Adalbert Roman Catholic Church)

Stop #6: August 24-25, 2019
Brooklyn, NY (Most Holy Trinity – St. Mary’s Parish)

Stop #7: September 7-8, 2019
Toronto, ON (The Franciscan Church of St. Bonaventure)

Stop #8: September 14-15, 2019
Hamburg, NY (St. Francis of Assisi Roman Catholic Church)

Stop #9 (Part I) September 21-22, 2019
Stop #9 (Part II) September 28-29, 2019
Baltimore, MD (St. Clement Mary Hofbauer Church,
St. Michael the Archangel Church & Church of the Annunciation)

Stop #10: October 12-13, 2019
Kingston, ON (Parish Community of St. John the Apostle)

Stop #11: October 19-20, 2019
Kingston, ON (Holy Family Parish)

Stop #12: November 9-10, 2019
Syracuse, NY (The Franciscan Church of the Assumption)

Stop #13: November 16-17, 2019
Chicopee, MA (The Basilica of St. Stanislaus, Bishop & Martyr)

Stop #14: November 23-24, 2019
Holyoke, MA (Our Lady of the Cross Parish)

Stop #15: November 30 – December 1, 2019
Jonesboro, GA (St. Philip Benizi Catholic Church)

Stop #16: December 7-8, 2019
Atlanta, GA (Holy Cross Catholic Church)

Stop #17: December 14-15, 2019
Vanier/Ottawa, ON (Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish Church)

Stop #18: January 18-19, 2020
Boynton Beach, FL (St. Mark Catholic Church)

Stop #19: January 25-26, 2020
Port St. Lucie, FL (St. Lucie Catholic Church)

Stop #20: March 14-15, 2020
Columbus, GA (St. Anne Catholic Church)

Stop #21 & #22: March 20-22, 2020
Columbus, GA (St. Benedict the Moor Parish)
and Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church)


Stop #23: August 14-15, 2021
Fonda, NY (Saint Kateri Tekakwitha National Shrine and Historic Site)

Stop #24: September 11-12, 2021
New Bedford, MA (Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church)

Stop #25: September 18-19, 2021
Chicopee, MA (St. Anthony of Padua Parish)

Stop #26: September 25-16, 2021
Johnstown, PA (St. Francis of Assisi Parish)

Stop #27: October 2-3, 2021
Davidsville, PA (St. Anne Church)

Stop #28: October 9-10, 2021
Kensington, CT (St. Paul Catholic Church)

Stop #29: October 23-24, 2021
Cromwell, CT (St. John Catholic Church)

Stop #30: October 30-31, 2021
Baltimore, MD (Pastorate of St. Casimir at Canton and Patterson Park)

Stop #31: November 9, 2021
Chapel Hill, NC (Newman Catholic Student Center Parish)

Stop #32: November 13-14. 2021
Siler City, NC (St. Julia Catholic Community)

Stop #33: November 20-21, 2021
Shamokin, PA (Mother Cabrini Catholic Church)

Stop #34: January 22-23, 2022
Burlington, NC (Blessed Sacrament Catholic Community)

Stops #35 & #36: February 19-20, 2022
Trevorton & Coal Township, PA (St. Patrick Parish & Our Lady of Hope Parish)

Final Stop: February 27, 2022
Ellicott City, MD (The Shrine of St. Anthony)

Note: Follow the parish links for Mass time.


Be sure to mark your calendars
and check back as more information will follow about the
First Annual Franciscan Pilgrimage to the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception,
in Washington D.C.,
on Saturday, April 30, 2022

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