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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Christ knocks at the door of our heart.

The thief and the Blessed Sacrament.

It is known that the grace of God converted Saint Paul at the moment when he was going to persecute the Christians. A highway robber was converted under the same circumstances. He was waiting, pistol in hand, for a merchant who was returning from the fair. He had been huddled behind a hedge for several hours when he heard the sound of footsteps; he raised his weapon, but it was not the merchant, a priest was passing by carrying the viaticum. At this sight, he lowered the barrel of his weapon: grace had penetrated his heart. He threw himself at the priest’s feet and confessed his crime, but the priest said to him gently: «You see that Jesus Christ has not abandoned you. Since you did not come to Him, He came to you in the forest. Therefore, do penance and be another man.» The thief changed his life completely and sought to atone for his crimes through penance.

One should never despair of the sinner before his death, he may be converted at the last moment. In His mercy, at the very moment when the sinner intends to do a bad deed, God often makes him feel His grace.

There are men who do not cooperate with grace.

Luther and the inkblot.

While Luther was in the Wartburg, his conscience sometimes reproached him bitterly. He himself says: «My heart trembled with fear and wondered: Are you alone in your wisdom, or are all the others in error? What would it be like if you were to err yourself and mislead so many people, who would all be damned? Who is it that called you to preach the Gospel?» Instead of recognizing in these rebukes the voice of God, Luther convinced himself that the devil was teasing him. To drive him away, he threw his inkwell against the wall. The stain was visible in the Wartburg for a long time.

Luther makes it clear that grace can be resisted.

«God enlightens every man who comes into this world,» but many do not listen to him.

A very poor, pious child, who had to go to school barefoot and poorly dressed, was often teased by a man who had no religion. One day he said to him, «If the good Lord loves you, why doesn’t He tell some rich people to take care of you?» The child thought for a few moments and said to him, «I believe that the good Lord tells some people, but they do not listen to Him.»

This is so true. The good Lord urges men inwardly to do good; but man does not obey God’s voice and that is why grace is not effective.

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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.