Membership Requirements for Religious and Laity
In Message #25, “My Faithful Cohort,” Mary explains what is expected of the religious and lay members of her Movement.
“Of the faithful, who are supporters of my Movement, I ask:
1.That they consecrate themselves in a special way to my Immaculate Heart,
“That they consecrate themselves in a special way to my Immaculate Heart, without being concerned for external or juridical bonds, but only for giving themselves completely to me, so that I may dispose freely of their whole being and arrange their whole life according to my plans.
They must let themselves be led by me, like little children. They must begin again to pray more, to love Jesus more, to adore Him more in the mystery of the Eucharist, so that He becomes the sun which illuminates their whole life. What joy and what a gift of love will Jesus in the Eucharist communicate to these faithful who are consecrated to me!
Let them recite the holy rosary every day so as to hasten my great return.” (25ijk)
“This is then the hour to have recourse to the great remedy that the Father offers you to resist the seductions of the Evil One and to oppose the real apostasy which is spreading more and more among my poor children. Consecrate yourselves to my Immaculate Heart.
To everyone who consecrates himself to me, I again promise salvation: safety from error in this world and eternal salvation. You will obtain this through my special motherly intervention. Thus I will prevent you from falling into the enticements of Satan. You will be protected and defended by me personally; you will be consoled and strengthened by me.” (99ijk, May 13, 1976)
2. That they be faithful to the Pope and to the Church united to him.
“That they be faithful to the Pope and to the Church united to him, by a total obedience to his commands, anticipating and seconding his desires, spreading his teachings, defending him from every attack, ready to fight even to the shedding of their blood in order to remain united to him and faithful to the Gospel. There will soon come a time when only those who are with the Pope will succeed in keeping the faith of my Son and being preserved from the great apostasy that will be spread everywhere.” (25 lm)
3.That they must observe the commandments of God . . .
“That they must observe the commandments of God and carry out everything that my Son Jesus has taught so that they may be his true disciples. Thus they will be a good example to all. Let them be just that, especially by an austere manner of life, by repudiating styles which are ever increasingly provocative and indecent, by opposing in every way possible the spread of immoral literature and entertainment and this continual flooding from a sea of filth that is submerging everything. Let them be a good example to all by their purity, their sobriety and their modesty.” (25n-p)
“These faithful children of mine will be called by me and formed for this great task: to prepare this world for the great purification which awaits it, so that at last a new world may be born, completely renewed by the light and the love of my Son Jesus, who will reign over all.” (25r)
Our gratitude to our Blessed Mother for choosing us to form part of her great plan of victory should manifest itself in our willingness to live, as faithfully as possible, these commitments – this way of life traced out by her.
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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.
“…my 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, 1975)
“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)
3.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 prayer.
a.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 faithful. 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, 1973)
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)
b. Leading the faithful to form cenacles of prayer…
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 Immaculate Heart.
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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