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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Two ladies of the court of the empress of Japan.

An emperor of Japan was so favorable to the Christians that he admitted some of them to jobs at court. But suddenly he became hostile to them and forbade them to profess their religion. Immediately two ladies of the empress’s court resigned, and the empress, who loved them, said to them: “Stay, do not be afraid, I will never ask you to do anything contrary to your religion; it will be enough for me that you do not profess it, that you keep it in your heart. – Our religion,” replied the two ladies, “does not permit us this dissimulation; for us, not to profess our faith is to betray it.”

The hotelier and the traveler.

A Catholic came to a hotel one Friday and asked for a meager dinner. The hotelkeeper smiled ironically and said to him: “You are undoubtedly clerical, Sir? – What do you care about my religion?” replied the other man, “Just take care of my stomach, which is crying out for food, and not my opinions.”

The monk and the Huguenot.

A monk on a journey arrived one day in Switzerland at a hotel where there were several Huguenots. To hurt his religious convictions, they would occasionally throw a piece of meat to their dog, shouting, “Eat, Pope!” and each time they would stare at the monk to see if he would not retaliate. But the monk remained perfectly calm, and the others, impatient with his composure, said to him, “Don’t you think it’s strange that a dog is called Pope? – But no, replied the monk, such a religion as a pope. My pope is the Vicar of Jesus Christ, too bad for you if yours is a dog.” After a moment, the scoffers had run off in shame.

We must not argue for long with those who mock us because of our religion.

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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.