⚜️☦️+JMJ+ AMDG⚜️☦️ St. Maximilian Kolbe called the members of the MI “knights”, not because they were of themselves especially outstanding, brave or powerful, but rather because they serve such an august Queen, to whom nothing less than the ideal of the knight is due; of the knight, who, forgetful of self, is ready to give himself completely for his ideal, for his Queen. St. Maximilian outlined this ideal with the following words: Pro amore usque ad victimam – everything for love to the point of sacrifice of life. Since this is a spiritual battle we’re dealing with, men and women alike are called to this knighthood.
The Ideal of the Knight: “The knight is animated by a high ideal. He is not satisfied with half measures or mediocrity; he wants everything! The world is too small for him.” (St. Maximilian)
Once he has learnt to know and love the Immaculata, he has realized his calling; to champion her cause, to become her instrument, to let himself be led by her. He expresses this will by the consecration to the Immaculate. However, he isn’t content with a consecration, “rather he strives, as much as he can, to conquer the hearts of others for her, so that the hearts of others consecrate themselves to her too” (St. Maximilian).
With St. Maximilian he says: “I live only for souls, that is my task!” Maria leads the knight to Christ, hence his motto: The whole world for Christ, through the Immaculate! He yearns for Christ to be honoured again also in society, aware that there is “no other more effective remedy (against the evils of our times) than to restore the Sovereignty of Our Lord” (Pius X). St. Maximilian Kolbe, pray for us! #immaculata #militiaimmaculata #churchmilitant #crusader #franciscan #ofm #military #veteran #sspx #catholicchurch #catholic #romancatholic #vatican #pope #praytherosary #rosary #scapular #miraculousmedal #stbenedictmedal #art #painting #cross #angels #jesus #jesuschrist #virginmary #stmichael #fatima #fitness #stmaximiliankolbe