For the Preservation of the Deposit of the Faith

For the Kingdom of God to come!


The particular goal of the Order of the Magnificat of the Mother of God is the preservation of the Deposit of the Faith by religious teaching in all its forms. God has established it as “a rampart against the almost general apostasy” that has invaded Christianity and in particular the Roman Church.
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The Holy Family in Prayer

An example of the infinite mercy of God

A sinner, laden with many sins, but filled with repentance, presented himself to the venerable Archbishop of Sens, Peter of Corbeil. It was the 12th century, when public penances were still in use in some churches. After making a good confession, he asked if God would forgive him all his sins. “Don’t doubt it, brother, replied the archbishop, as long as you are willing to do the penance imposed on you. – But, could you impose on me a penance rigorous enough to equal the gravity of my crimes?” The prelate seeing the tears of the penitent flowing, could not hold back his own, and gave him a penance of seven years. “What, Father, said the repentant sinner, only seven years for such enormous sins! – I will give you even less, my dear child. It will be enough for you to fast for three days on bread and water. – Please, minister of God, do not lose me by letting my iniquities go unpunished! I implore you, do not spare me, I am ready to do anything.” The holy confessor, seeing such holy dispositions, thought he had to cut back again: “My child, he said, for all penance, recite the Sunday Prayer once.” At these words the penitent gave a great cry, which marked at once his astonishment and his gratitude to the God of mercies, and at the same moment he fell dead. The holy Curé d’Ars, who recounts this event, adds that the soul of the repentant sinner went straight up to heaven.

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Sign of the Cross

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, and of the Mother of God. Amen.

Preparatory Prayer

O Jesus! We are going to walk with You on the road to Calvary which was so painful for You. Make us understand the greatness of Your sufferings, touch our hearts with tender compassion at the sight of Your torments, in order to increase in us the regret of our faults and the love we wish to have for You.
Deign to apply to all of us the infinite merits of Your Passion, and in memory of Your sorrows, show mercy to the souls in Purgatory, especially to those who are most abandoned.
O Divine Mary, who first taught us to make the Way of the Cross, obtain for us the grace to follow Jesus with the sentiments Your Heart was filled with as You accompanied Him on the road to Calvary. Grant that we may weep with You, and that we may love Your divine Son as You do. We ask this in the name of His adorable Heart. Amen.

My Jesus, forgiveness and mercy!
By the merits of Thy holy Wounds and the sorrows of Thy Mother.