For the preservation of the Deposit of Faith.

For the Kingdom of God to come!


The Order of the Magnificat of the Mother of God has a special purpose the preservation of the Deposit of Faith through religious education in all its forms. God has established him as a bulwark against the almost general apostasy which has invaded Christendom and in particular the Roman Church.

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The unbeliever and the bottle of wine.

In an inn, a peasant was having a glass of wine near a gentleman who soon began a discussion with him on religious matters, and especially stressed the principle that one should only believe what one sees. As his interlocutor did not answer him, this gentleman addressed a third guest, at a nearby table. This forced him to turn his back on his first neighbor, who took advantage of the distraction to empty his bottle and drink his wine. When the other turned around, he noticed his empty bottle and exclaimed, “You drank my wine! – Did you see it? – No,” the atheist was forced to answer. “If you have not seen it, you have no right to accuse me, for just now you claimed that you only believe what you see.” Great burst of laughter in the whole audience, to the great shame of the freethinker.

The principle of the unbeliever: I do not believe, what I do not see, is so absurd that people who have never been to Rome, Paris, London, would be entitled to dispute the existence of these cities.

Calvin’s portrait.

The king of England once showed his wife, Queen Henrietta, a portrait of Calvin painted by the famous Van Dyck. Calvin is shown with a pen in his hand and his eyes turned to heaven, probably to indicate that the books of the heresiarch contain a doctrine inspired by God. The queen considered the painting for some time and said to the king who asked her opinion, “It is no wonder that Calvin wrote so many errors, he does not even pay attention to what he writes.” Indeed, the Reformers sought less the truth than the satisfaction of certain personal passions.

The heresiarchs often regarded religious matters only as pretexts for seeking their personal interests.

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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.