Consecrate yourself to make Reparation
On the 13th of October 2018, Knights renewed their consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary in three main cities in Mindanao, an island of the Philippines. 313 Knights had renewed their Act of Consecration to Mary while 251 souls entered into the Militia Immaculatæ.
The M.I. catechetical team based in Domus Mariae in Davao, laboured throughout the months of August and September to prepare ceremonies of renewal of Consecration to the Immaculate by the Knights in the Davao area for the Feast of the 13th of October. The Militia Immaculatæ and Legion of Mary catechists in General Santos and Cagayan de Oro engaged also in this apostolate of preparation for the 13th in the last weeks of September and the first weeks of October. The first objective was to gather the Knights of three main cities DAVAO-GENSAN-CAGAYAN DE ORO, in three simultaneous processions of REPARATION following the pattern requested by Our Lady at Fatima.
The second objective was to encourage Knights in more remote areas to organize their own ceremony of reparation and renewal of consecration in the absence of the priest, since very frequently, Traditional Priests are overburdened and unable to assist so many Apostolates in so many sectors. On the other hand, for those recently formed Knights who live in the Novus Ordo environment, it is important to recall the warning of Sr. Lucia of Fatima to Fr. Fuentes: “We should not wait for an appeal to the world to come from Rome on the part of the Holy Father, to do penance. Nor should we wait for the call to penance to come from our bishops in our diocese, nor from the religious congregations. No! Our Lord has already very often used these means and the world has not paid attention. That is why now, it is necessary for each one of us to begin to reform himself spiritually. Each person must not only save his own soul but also all the souls that God has placed on our path.” 26th of December 1957.
One such Knight, Marie Fang, a young woman from Surigao, with the assistance of several other local Knights, zealously prepared the renewal Ceremony there. After gathering City permissions, Police permits, and even approval from the Diocese, Marie with her fellow Knights laboured to pull together about 30 Knights and 30 other souls for this renewal. And the procession of 30 minutes in reparation for sins committed against the Immaculate Heart starts with an average of 20 people. It is followed by the simple renewal of consecration of very few Knights present and ended by the distribution of the renewal gift in an elegant packet. The new comers will receive also some flyers, but they cannot yet join the Militia Immaculatae while there is no priest.
In the same manner, local Knights in the small mountain village of Sobsob, located in Northern Mindanao organized a Renewal ceremony. There were 7 Knights present on the day of reparation, 13th of October but on the following Sunday the 87 gifts for the renewal were distributed, hopefully to the other Knights by the parish priest.
Knights and Catechists will often experience first-hand that hard work does not always seem to yield desired fruits. At the renewal ceremony of Friday night, the 12th of October, prepared especially for Government employees, not a single M.I. Knight from the Governmental offices participated - and the renewal ceremony took place about 100 metres from the doorway of the Municipal Hall! Nevertheless, some 80 bystanders attended Mass and some 26 remained for the M.I. conference and ceremony that took place after the Mass. The waves of coldness and superficiality that have relegated the apostolic appeal of Fatima to the Church to feeble sentimental devotion are quick to attack new Knights recruited from the world’s ranks. The ice of the materialistic and superficial Occident reached the innocent heart of the Philippines, and the Freemasonic plan to spread the new religion of human rights everywhere is a reality not easy to overturn. In fact, even though some Governmental employees have become Knights of the Immaculata, in the realm of their public responsibilities, they promote the agenda of the LGBT community. Consider the striking contrast: 80% Hindu India, only 1% Catholic, forbids the LGBT agenda in their country, while the 80% Catholic Philippines grants their every wish. “O Mary most merciful, we thank Thee for the hard work that the catechists performed for this event and we offer it to repair our sins and console Thy Immaculate Heart.”
On the 13th of October, in Davao, two simultaneous processions of Reparation started out at 6:00 AM from points 8-9 km North and South, for the Holy Mass and ceremony of Renewal to take place in the public plaza beside the City Hall and in front of the Cathedral. Knights from 29 Barangays or Municipalities were represented, many carrying their banners during the Procession following a statue of Our Lady of Fatima.
At the Mass itself, 15 banners of the Holy Rosary framed the Altar to inculcate the essential tool of reparation and apostolate - the Holy Rosary. The Mass, attended by some 500 people, was followed by a short brunch. Then the people were divided into four groups, with Fr. Timothy Pfeiffer giving a conference to the veteran M.I., while catechists paired off to work with those who wished to become Knights of the M.I. and the children, who were divided into MI children and new children.
The Renewal ceremony witnessed 91 Knights renew their engagement and 77 souls enrol themselves in the Militia Immaculatæ. Immediately after the ceremony, M.I. books and literature were on display.
In Camotes, Fr. Salvador led a ceremony of Renewal, leading 127 people on a procession of reparation. Then, 6 Knights renewed their boundless consecration to the Immaculate Heart while 48 newcomers joined the army of the Immaculata.
In Cagayan de Oro, M.I. and Legion of Mary catechists worked for 3 days in the City Hall where in the same 3 days, some 112 souls became Knights of the Immaculata through Reverend Father Hora. Then, on the 13th of October at the renewal ceremony, around 130 Knights of the Immaculata renewed their consecration to Mary.
In Gensan, the attendance of the Mass celebrated by Reverend Father Cornelius in the Park was 192 people above the 372 invitations. For the procession, there were 192 people including the presence of 128 elder Knights. After the catechism 14 people became Knights of the Immaculata while 86 renewed their consecration.
By the grace of God and the powerful mediation of Our Queen the Blessed Virgin Mary, 313 Knights had renewed their total and unconditional service and consecration to Mary while 251 souls entered into the Militia Immaculatæ.