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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Divine Child Jesus, I love You with my whole heart

The fish out of the water.

A thoughtful fisherman once caught a good fish and decided to give his parish priest the most beautiful fish. The fish was still alive when he placed it on the priest’s table, and began to flap his tail and writhe about. The priest took advantage of this circumstance to give the following lesson to those present: “See this poor animal, how it agitates and twists itself, it yearns for water, its true element. He is only at ease there. It is the same with us; we are created for God and as soon as we depart from Him, we are discontented and unhappy.”

St. Augustine rightly said, “Our heart, O God, is restless, until it rests in You.”

How fools feed themselves.

A preacher once related that he had been in a madhouse. There he saw poor sick people: some chewed sand, others swallowed wind, a third sat by a fire and smelled smoke, a fourth licked his limbs, etc. At the same time, they rejected all food, they were haggard and emaciated; they were nothing more than walking corpses.

This is a perfect image of those souls who seek their satisfaction in creatures, who are incapable of satisfying the hunger of the human heart. Some seek their happiness in the reading of newspapers, novels, etc.; others, in the pleasures of the table; in the entertainment of dance, theater, continuous travel, amusements of all kinds, video games, cell phones, gambling, etc. And yet these souls do not enjoy true contentment. Just as healthy food alone can satisfy bodily hunger, the Gospel of Christ alone can satisfy the hunger of souls. “He that cometh to Me,” says Jesus, “shall hunger no more.” (S. John 6:35)

Without conformity to the Will of God, there is no true contentment.

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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.