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August 21, 2018

On the night before he was ordained on April 27, 1918, Saint Maximilian Kolbe made a retreat and wrote out the following bullet-point plan for his life.

St. Maximilian Kolbe’s Bullet-Point Plan for His Life

– Follow very faithfully the timetable of each day, and you wi...

August 20, 2018

St. Maximilian’s “Secret” to Holiness

by Fr. Angelo M. Geiger, FI | Articles

Right thinking on matters of the Faith—orthodoxy— leads us to right practice—orthopraxis—and through right practice taking form in solidly Catholic spirituality and moral action, we learn to wal...

August 19, 2018

Conference of St. Maximilian Kolbe: September 26, 1937

1. Sometimes we think to ourselves, or it might be that it is someone else who suggests such a thought, that here our devotion to Our Lady is too much. There are some who have said that this matter needs to be strai...

August 18, 2018

Mary Personifies Man's Perfect Union with God 

A gem of light, clarity and conciseness, this article was written originally in Latin by Fr. Maximilian and published in the first issue of his international Latin quarterly for priests MILES IMMACULATAE January 1938


August 17, 2018

Building Up the Knights


The following letter to the student president of the MI in Rome was written six months after Father Maximilian returned to Poland from Rome where he had completed his theological studies. The MI was then little more than two years old. Fat...

August 17, 2018

By St. Maximilian: From aboard a train, between Nagasaki and Mogi, May 21, 1932.


Saturday in the month of May. A “Kyuko” (express train) is taking me to the city of Kobe, where I am supposed to arrive tomorrow morning. Why? To acquire a visa and to buy a ticket to...

August 16, 2018

The Ideals and Program of
The Knights of the Immaculata


(International Latin name: Militia Immaculatae or "MI")
in the words of its Founder
(translated by Fr. Bernard Geiger, OFM CONV.)


The following is a translation of an article written in Latin by
Fr. Ma...

August 16, 2018

"The Militia of the Immaculata" suggests its real nature.

THE ULTIMATE PURPOSE of being shines forth for each person: to belong to God through Jesus our intercessor with the Father, and to belong to Jesus through the conciliatrix of all Graces, the Immaculata. Persons...

August 16, 2018

The Founding of the MI

Testimony of Don Alberto Arzilli, former Friar Minor Conventual and
intimate companion of Father Kolbe. Letter of April 26, l942.


The following account of the founding of the Militia Immaculatae is an excerpt from the "Minute Book" of the Pr...

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