Militia Immaculata Sspx

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Father Karl Stehlin’s coming to Nigeria seemed like a distant impossible dream for the Knights who had acquainted themselves with Father’s books in order to better understand the spirituality behind the M.I. and to know the personality behind the writing.

When it finally became clear that our dreams of Father’s visit were coming into reality, our Prior genuinely worried about the inconvenience which Fr. Stehlin would undergo to find his way to all the chapels in Nigeria, but thanks to Divine Providence, and Father’s zeal, he was enabled to go anywhere, by any legitimate means.

Coordinators of the SSPX Chapels were busy preparing their potential Knights. Of the preparatory booklets that were sent, some had to be photocopied after permission was granted because there were not enough to go round.

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The M.I. Corners were redecorated or cleaned and rearranged, and there was some healthy competition going on for the best M.I. Corner and the best organized welcome.

Lagos

In May 1930 he started the City of the Immaculata in Japan. Divine Providence also chose the month of Mary, to re-establish the MILITIA IMMACULATAE in its traditional observance, entirely faithful to the spirit of the holy founder. O Immaculata, Queen of heaven and earth, refuge of sinners and our Mother most loveable, to whom God deigned to confide the whole order of mercy I N.N., an unworthy sinner, prostrate myself at Thy feet. 'Under the banner of the Immaculata we march to the great battle, setting up our flags on the bastions of the princes of this world.' (- St Maximilian Kolbe). The Marcel Lefebvre Youth Group operates under the auspices of the SSPX. The fundamental aim is to assist the Youth of the SSPX in Brisbane. More Information. Militia Immaculatae. The Militia Immaculatae, Army of the Immaculata, or Knights of the Immaculata is a worldwide Catholic movement of evangelization founded by St Maximilian Kolbe in 1917.

Lagos Chapel was the first to receive Father. He gave an initial conference before Mass and a sermon during Mass. It was said that, after Father’s Conference, just before the enrolments, people got up with great enthusiasm to be enrolled.

It was said that Father’s conference on that day was like a commander giving his troops a motivational speech before they entered into battle.

Lagos had 73 enrolments of new Knights.

Abuja

Abuja welcomed Father Stehlin with the same joyful eagerness. 38 Knights were enrolled. Father barely had time to get ready for the journey to Makurdi.

Makurdi

In Makurdi, the chaplain of the Oratory of St. Patrick was up to his neck in work with the faithful, in the chapel trying to raise the M.I. banner in a strategic place, and making sure everything was ready for the enrolments, as well as the faithful. As was expected, after an hour plus there was no space for seating.

During the enrolment ceremony, as the lines kept moving forward, more enrolment forms had to be printed to keep pace with the crowd and this was reckoned to be over 400, and eventually Father had to stop because the Miraculous Medals allotted for that day had run out. A supplementary day of enrolment had to be set up to handle all those who did not get to be enrolled at Saint Patrick’s on that day. Finally, in Makurdi Fr. Stehlin enrolled 433 Knights.

Secondary Girls’ School

The next day, Father Patrick kindly drove Fr. Stehlin to another part of Benue A Secondary Girls’ School where Father enrolled 59 young Knights between the ages of 11 -17 years.

Knights Of The Immaculata

Then a drive on another rough road was made to a Church in the same vicinity where Fr. Stehlin enrolled 175 Knights.

Enugu

The drive to Enugu was adventurous. Bad roads. On arriving in Enugu, Father’s cassock and bags were bathed in such dust that one would agree that he had a noteworthy apostolate.

Father Stehlin gave 2 conferences and a sermon. He enrolled 24 Knights. As is always the case, there was satisfaction showing on the faces of the new Knights.

Onitsha and Port Harcourt

Students from the Federal University of Technology of Owerri embarked on a journey to the chapel in Onitsha. There Fr. Stehlin enrolled 44 Knights.

In the Immaculate Heart of Mary Chapel in Port Harcourt Father enrolled 22 new Knights.

It was the end of the visit by Fr. Stehlin to Nigeria, but a great enhancement of the M.I. Apostolate in that country. Let us pray for the new Knights in Nigeria for them to remain as zealous as on the day of their enrolment.

Father Karl Stehlin’s coming to Nigeria seemed like a distant impossible dream for the Knights who had acquainted themselves with Father’s books in order to better understand the spirituality behind the M.I. and to know the personality behind the writing.

When it finally became clear that our dreams of Father’s visit were coming into reality, our Prior genuinely worried about the inconvenience which Fr. Stehlin would undergo to find his way to all the chapels in Nigeria, but thanks to Divine Providence, and Father’s zeal, he was enabled to go anywhere, by any legitimate means.

Coordinators of the SSPX Chapels were busy preparing their potential Knights. Of the preparatory booklets that were sent, some had to be photocopied after permission was granted because there were not enough to go round.

The M.I. Corners were redecorated or cleaned and rearranged, and there was some healthy competition going on for the best M.I. Corner and the best organized welcome.

Lagos

Lagos Chapel was the first to receive Father. He gave an initial conference before Mass and a sermon during Mass. It was said that, after Father’s Conference, just before the enrolments, people got up with great enthusiasm to be enrolled.

It was said that Father’s conference on that day was like a commander giving his troops a motivational speech before they entered into battle.

Lagos had 73 enrolments of new Knights.

Abuja

Abuja welcomed Father Stehlin with the same joyful eagerness. 38 Knights were enrolled. Father barely had time to get ready for the journey to Makurdi.

Makurdi

In Makurdi, the chaplain of the Oratory of St. Patrick was up to his neck in work with the faithful, in the chapel trying to raise the M.I. banner in a strategic place, and making sure everything was ready for the enrolments, as well as the faithful. As was expected, after an hour plus there was no space for seating.

During the enrolment ceremony, as the lines kept moving forward, more enrolment forms had to be printed to keep pace with the crowd and this was reckoned to be over 400, and eventually Father had to stop because the Miraculous Medals allotted for that day had run out. A supplementary day of enrolment had to be set up to handle all those who did not get to be enrolled at Saint Patrick’s on that day. Finally, in Makurdi Fr. Stehlin enrolled 433 Knights.

Secondary Girls’ School

The next day, Father Patrick kindly drove Fr. Stehlin to another part of Benue A Secondary Girls’ School where Father enrolled 59 young Knights between the ages of 11 -17 years.

The Immaculata Sspx

Then a drive on another rough road was made to a Church in the same vicinity where Fr. Stehlin enrolled 175 Knights.

Militia Of The Immaculata

Enugu

The drive to Enugu was adventurous. Bad roads. On arriving in Enugu, Father’s cassock and bags were bathed in such dust that one would agree that he had a noteworthy apostolate.

Father Stehlin gave 2 conferences and a sermon. He enrolled 24 Knights. As is always the case, there was satisfaction showing on the faces of the new Knights.

Militia Immaculata Sspx

Onitsha and Port Harcourt

Students from the Federal University of Technology of Owerri embarked on a journey to the chapel in Onitsha. There Fr. Stehlin enrolled 44 Knights.

In the Immaculate Heart of Mary Chapel in Port Harcourt Father enrolled 22 new Knights.

It was the end of the visit by Fr. Stehlin to Nigeria, but a great enhancement of the M.I. Apostolate in that country. Let us pray for the new Knights in Nigeria for them to remain as zealous as on the day of their enrolment.