Membership Requirements for the Clergy
Of the Bishops, Priests and Deacons who belong to her Movement, Our Lady
requires the following three commitments:
|1. That they consecrate themselves to her Immaculate Heart.
||"This, my beloved priests, is what it means to be consecrated to me:
it means to live for me; it means to perceive things as I do, to love and to
suffer with me in preparation for the great moments that are awaiting you."
(21v, Oct. 16, 1973)
"I want to love with your heart, to gaze with your eyes, to console and
encourage with your lips, to assist with your hands, to walk with your feet, to
follow your bloodied footprints and to suffer with your crucified body."
(227r, July 1, 1981)
"Oh, if all the priests of my Movement only knew how much I have need of them!
Let them offer me each moment of their existence with perfect surrender, so that
I can make use of them according to my wishes!
Since they have consecrated themselves to me, they belong to me; they are mine.
If they are mine, they can no longer belong to themselves; they can no longer
possess anything that is not my very self." (38fg, Feb. 11, 1974)
2. That they be united with the
Pope and with the Church united to him.
voice will repeat to you gently only that which the Pope and the Church united
to him will proclaim. Faithful to my voice and that of the Pope, you will be the
cohort prepared by me to defend his person, to disseminate his unheeded
teachings, to comfort him in his abandonment and his solitude." (67lm, Jan. 4,
"This is what I want the priests of my Movement to be in the Church: they must
be friends, consolers and defenders of the Pope.
- Friends, because they will fill his solitude with much love and prayer.
They will always stand by him even at that time when he will be greatly
abandoned; they will carry the cross with him even when, as did my Son, he will
have to climb the road of Calvary.
Near the Pope on the cross and with me, the Mother, I want to find his dearest
friends: the priests of my Movement.
- Comforters, because they will alleviate his abandonment and his suffering and
will not be afraid to share, as he does, the same fate that today awaits those
whom I have prepared for the ultimate sacrifice for the salvation of the world.
- Defenders, because they will always be faithful to him and will combat all
those who challenge and calumniate him.
At Fatima I foretold of these moments which would come upon the Holy Father, but
I also promised him my special assistance and my protection. I will defend him
and assist him through you, my priests.
You must be my cohort, ready to fight for the Church and the Pope. Thus you will
remain faithful to the Gospel, and through you I will gain my great victory."
(231-s, Oct. 30, 1973)
||That they become true apostles of Mary - by leading the faithful to
consecrate themselves to Our Lady and also spreading among them the cenacles of
Leading the faithful to
consecrate themselves to the Immaculate Heart.
"O my priests, allow yourselves to be truly possessed by me, so that I can again
act through you and return to the midst of all my children!"
(38i, Feb. 11, 1974)
"…these priests must now begin to act; through them I want to return to the midst
of my faithful, because it is with them, gathered about my priests, that I want
to form my invincible cohort."
(25g, Nov. 1, 1973)
"Now is the time when my call must be answered by all priests who want to remain
Each one must consecrate himself to my Immaculate Heart, and through you priests
many of my children will make this consecration.
This is like a vaccine which, like a good Mother, I give you to preserve you
from the epidemic of atheism, which is contaminating so many of my children and
leading them to the death of the spirit."
(99 lmn, May 13, 1976)
The priests must not only speak about Mary to the faithful - they must live
Mary, so as to be an example to others of their consecration to her by their way
of living and acting.
"But it is necessary for me that these priests become ever increasingly mine: in
silence, in prayer, in humility, in equanimity. How beautiful it is when they
speak of me, but it is even more pleasing to my Heart when they live me.
I want to live again in them so as to be once again as Mother in the midst of my
children. Let them be docile, humble, and kind toward all, especially toward
those who are furthest away, who are lost, who are despairing."
(27ef, Nov. 27,
She wants her priests to be a "light in the darkness" for all her children.
"This is the task of my priests: to be this light in the great darkness which
will be spread over the whole earth, because through them and in them I will be
present in the midst of my children, during the great purification, in order to
save them in the decisive hours.
By means of my priests, I will obtain the victory, and there will soon be a new
world, entirely renewed by the beauty of my Son and illumined by his light..."
(22op, Oct. 20, 1973)
||Leading the faithful to form cenacles of
||Mary acts through those consecrated to her Immaculate Heart. Our Lady promises
that her victory is imminent, and it will be won by those who have consecrated
themselves to her. This consecration to Our Lady leads to a specific goal: the
perfect glorification of the Most Holy Trinity through living and praying in her
One of the precious means we have to help us live and grow in her Immaculate
Heart is the cenacle. How important, then, for her priest sons to gather all the
faithful in cenacles of prayer.
"… Bring the greatest number possible of priests, religious and faithful to make
this consecration willed by me and repeatedly requested…Multiply your cenacles
of prayer. Pray more; pray with me; pray, with the recitation of the holy
rosary. I desire that Christian families consecrate themselves to my Immaculate
Heart and become cenacles of love and of life with me. Let the priests of my
Movement gather the faithful entrusted to them in cenacles of prayer because…I
have need of a great force of intercession and of reparation to bring to
fulfillment the plan which the Most Holy Trinity has entrusted to my Immaculate
Heart." (371ef, Jan. 1, 1988)
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