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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Our Lady of the Assumption

An errand for the Blessed Virgin.

A young man, long forgotten of God, leaving for Paris, went, out of politeness, to ask a lady, a friend of his family, for his errands. “I would have one, said the lady, a small one, but perhaps it would bother you? – Say, Madame, I am at your orders. – Well, have the goodness, on your arrival in the capital, to go and say an Ave Maria for me at Notre-Dame des Victoires.”

Out of propriety, the young man bowed; but the errand was scarcely to his taste: he did not care for devotion. After a month’s stay spent visiting the wonders of Paris, the young traveler, ready to leave, remembered the promised Ave Maria. “Too bad!” he said to himself, “I won’t go… However, if, I go there…. I promised…” He runs to Notre-Dame des Victoires, kneels half on a kneeler, and, with the air of which one makes a chore, he searches in a corner of his memory for the prayer to Mary, almost forgotten; finally he finds it, and recites it. And, suddenly, as a burning coal sets fire to dry wood, this sweet invocation suddenly penetrates to the depths of the soul of this young sinner: he sheds tears that he no longer knows. The venerable parish priest of Notre-Dame des Victoires, accustomed to these sudden conversions, approached this prodigal whose trouble he guessed. The young man confessed, delayed his departure, took communion, and on his return to his country, his first visit was to the Lady of the Ave Maria, whom this change did not surprise too much, for she had been the real reason for the service requested.

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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.