Chapter 9

1. Why must we place ourselves entirely at the disposal of Mary? Explain.

2. Can anyone combat Satan victoriously without being a child of Mary? Why not?

3. What is the difference between those ordinary men and those devoted to Her?

4. What is the enrollment in the service of the Queen of Militants?

5. List the different forms of Consecration.

6. What is Consecration in the strict sense? What is Consecration for us?

7. What were St. Louis de Montfort’s predictions regarding those Consecrated to Our Lady?

8. What did Father Chaminade say our Lady demanded of Her militants in this age?

As Lay Missionaries of the Fiat, our consecration should be given to Our Lady under the title, “Queen of the Fiat,” for the purpose of entering into Her ‘yes’. For how does She crush his head, by Her unremittant ‘YES’!

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  1. 1. If Mary is the Queen of Militants and your vocation and your success depend on her, and if God wants her apostolic action to be manifested especially at the present time, it is clear that you must place yourself entirely at the disposal of our Blessed Mother if you want to give to your life as a militant a real soldierlike efficiency..
    Mary is always the Woman destined to wage war against the serpent and to crush its hear. Therefore if you would be victorious over the serpent and its seed, you must openly proclaim yourself to be the seed of the Woman by taking your place at her side.
    Mary is the generalissimo of the army of Christ which battles against the army of Satan, so you must enroll yourself in the army of the Blessed Virgin.
    2.A man can attempt to fight against the invader, without troops of the commanding general, but often brings more trouble upon his fellow citizens than he inflicts harm upon the enemy.
    But without Mary no one can combat Satan victoriously, because we can do nothing without grace and all grace comes to us through Mary.
    3. Mary invokes graces in general for all men, even for those who do not pray to her or who do not know her. But those devoted and more united to Mary will obtain many more graces, but must keep ourselves in the state of grace. 4. Those who have enrolled themselves under her banner and who fight in her name tell of victory after victory despite all the opposition which the devil raises against them. .
    5.Consecration takes many forms: consecrated to her by your mother at the moment of your birth, or by your parents on the occasion of your baptism. Perhaps on the day of your first Holy Communion or at the close of a parish mission you consecrated yourself to her with the other members of your group.
    Consecration which is simply a request for protection.
    6. Consecration in the strict sense in which we make a total donation of yourself to the service of Mary. This consists of consecration to Mary properly speaking in giving ourselves totally to her with all that we are, all that we have, and all that we do, in order to carry out her plans for us. She wishes us first of all to make us live perfectly the life of her divine Son, and secondly, to employ us as her soldiers or ministers in the war against hell for the conquest of souls.
    7.St. Louis de Monfort affirms that Mary’s auxiliaries in this battle will be those of the faithful who give themselves to her entirely. He predicts: The power of Mary over all the devils will especially shine forth in the latter times, when Satan will lay his snares against her heel: that is to say, her humble slaves and her poor children, who she will raise up to make war against him. The shall be great and exalted before God in sanctity, superior to all other creatures by their lively zeal, and well sustained with God’s assistance that with the humility of their heel , in union with Mary, they shall crush the head of the devil and cause Jesus Christ to triumph.”
    8. Father Chaminade said, Mary wishes the concerted action of all to second the zeal of her ministers, and to labor at her restoration. This is the spirit which the new sodalities inculcate. Each director is a persistent and active missionary, and each sodality a perpetual mission.

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  2. We must place ourselves entirely at the disposal of our Blessed Mother if we want to give our lives as militants a real soldier-like efficiency. If you want to be victorious over the serpent and its seed, you must openly proclaim yourself to be the seed of the Woman by taking your place at her side. Those militants who do not know the Blessed Virgin report only ordinary or momentary success, while those who have enrolled themselves under her banner and who fight in her name tell of victory after victory despite all the opposition which the devil raises against them.

    By consecrating oneself to her entirely as her militant or her soldier, one becomes enrolled in the service of the Queen of Militants. There are various forms of consecration. There is simple a request for protection. The most praiseworthy way is the total donation of yourself to the service of Mary.

    Consecration in the strict sense of the word is when the edifice, cup, and/or man is set apart for the worship of God and can no longer be employed for a profane use. For us, consecration to Mary properly speaking consists in giving ourselves totally to her with all that we are, all that we have, and all that we do, in order to carry out her plans for us.

    St. Louis de Montfort predicted that the consecrated to Mary shall be little and poor in the world’s esteem but great and exalted before God in sanctity.

    Father Chaminade stated that Holy Mother the Church demands the concerted action of all to second the zeal of her ministers, and to labor at her restoration. They are a holy militia that advances in the name of Mary, that knows how to battle with the infernal powers, under the guidance and obedience of her who is destined to crush the head of the serpent.

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