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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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Sacred Heart of Jesus

A specialty of the Heart of Jesus: the conversion of sinners

Admiral Latorre, the Sovereign Commander of the Grand Lodge of the Freemasons of Chile, was considered by the Chileans as a national glory since the memorable defeat inflicted on Peru (1879). He had accepted, out of condescension, the Enthronement of the Sacred Heart in his home. Later, Father Mateo Crawley-Boevey, zealous apostle of the Heart of Jesus, became a friend of the family. After praying at length and having others pray, Father resolved to take this soul by storm. Arriving one day unannounced, he struck the first blow straight to the heart: “Do you know, Admiral, why I have come to your home? – To give me the pleasure of seeing you, I imagine, and to give you a rest in my home, in your home! – No. It is a different matter that brings me here today. I have come, determined to give you absolution. – Absolution? – Yes, absolution, as you wish, after you have confessed, of course. – So this is a declaration of war in the name of Heaven?” And the admiral laughed heartily at what he took to be a banter.

“Yes, in the name of Heaven, admiral. Look at this painting of the Enthronement. It is your King and mine, the Legislator of the great and the small, of admirals and sailors. He is your wife’s King and all here in your home adore Him on their knees, live by their faith, observe His laws, all… except you. In the name of His Heart that loves you and sends me to you to offer His mercy, let His Heart overcome you.”

The admiral was no longer laughing. “I will see. I may think about it some day. It is something that requires reflection…. – And if death came tonight, would you tell it to come again, because today you need to think? But it’s not death right now, it’s Life, it’s Jesus who’s knocking.”

This great, seasoned soldier had become pale, emotional, silent. “Admiral, let yourself be overcome by the One who loves you. Be a brave soldier. Get on your knees.”

His conversion was exemplary. “This is Peru’s revenge on Chile,” the Father liked to tell him. A year later, the admiral died devoutly in his arms.

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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.