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.

Napoleon’s altar.

When Napoleon was about to die on St. Helena, he ordered that a beautiful altar for the Blessed Sacrament be erected in his room. General Bertrand took the liberty of observing that this wish was good for a monk but not for a soldier and an emperor. But Napoleon, rising on his bed, said to him in that voice which commanded kings, “I am the master in my own house.” The emperor was perfectly right, for no one has the right to prevent us from performing our religious duties, especially when we are at home.

A long dissolution.

In an assembly of freethinkers in Frankfurt am Main a speaker was talking about the increasing dissolution of the Papacy and the Catholic Church. An old, bald-headed follower remarked, “What you say is very nice; but the same song was repeated in my youth; this dissolution goes on too long.”

Church robbers and Satan.

While the famous “Kulturkampf” was rumbling in Germany, some Catholic artists published various engravings symbolizing the situation of the Church and which were quite encouraging for the Catholics exposed in the struggle. They showed the sea in fury, hurling its foaming waves against a huge rock. On the shore, several men in work clothes were passing ropes around the rock and pulling breathlessly to overturn it. In the background was the devil, mocking their impotent efforts. Under the painting was the following inscription: “I, Satan, have been working with all my retinue for 2000 years to bring down this rock, but in vain. That is why I find your efforts ridiculous.”

This painting is a beautiful commentary on the Savior’s words, “Thou art Peter, and on this rock I will build My Church, and the gates of hell (the devil) shall not prevail against it.”

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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.