Militia Immaculata (MI) was establishes on March 19th, 2002. MI members consecrate themselves to the Blessed Mother and routinely visit prisoners and the sick, feed the poor, and distribute Miraculous Medals as a means to Evangelize. The main goal of MI members is to bring souls to the Sacred Heart of Jesus through a total commitment to Our Lady.
If you want addtional information or interested in joining:
Contact Joe Valovage (610) 630-6070 or email: JRVJMJ@verizon.net
The Militia of the Immaculata (MI) is an evangelization movement founded by St. Maximilian Kolbe in 1917 that encourages total consecration to the Blessed Virgin Mary as a means of spiritual renewal for individuals and society with their main mission to bring souls to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. The MI movement is open to all Catholics. It 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.
MI movement was formed at Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary on March 19, 2002, by Joe Valovage with the blessing of Monsignor Thomas Murray.
What is Expected
MI members are required to attend bi-monthly meetings (prayer, strategy, etc.). They are also asked to do a community service assignment on the months they do not attend a meeting. Members distribute Miraculous Medals (a sacramental used by Saint Maximilian Kolbe) as a means of evangelization. St. Max referred to these medals as "silver bullets". We recently distributed approximately 15 silver bullets to parishioners involved with Operation Iraqi Freedom. I am not aware of any people harmed under the loving protection of Our Queen. Each member is requested to write a short story on what the Blessed Mother means to them. We are keeping these short stories in a "Memoirs to Mary" log.
Calendar of Events
We also have the following ministries:
Visit the sick & dying
Prison ministry every Thursday afternoon with Seminarians from Philadelphia
Aid to the poor in Norristown
Distribute silver bullets
Offical Website - http://missionimmaculata.com