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Re: St. Maximilian Kolbe and the "quasi"-incarnation
« Reply #90 on: March 13, 2012, 10:45:59 AM »
Does anyone know how significant/large/influential the Militia Immaculata is? Wikipedia wasn't very helpful on that point.
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Re: St. Maximilian Kolbe and the "quasi"-incarnation
« Reply #91 on: March 13, 2012, 11:10:27 AM »
Does anyone know how significant/large/influential the Militia Immaculata is? Wikipedia wasn't very helpful on that point.

I don't know if their website mentions numbers, but here it is, again: http://www.consecration.com/default.aspx?id=8  If that doesn't help and you still want answers, you might want to try contacting them directly, perhaps.
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Re: St. Maximilian Kolbe and the "quasi"-incarnation
« Reply #92 on: March 13, 2012, 11:33:57 AM »
If that doesn't help and you still want answers, you might want to try contacting them directly, perhaps.

Touche.  :laugh:
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Re: St. Maximilian Kolbe and the "quasi"-incarnation
« Reply #93 on: March 13, 2012, 11:42:20 AM »
If that doesn't help and you still want answers, you might want to try contacting them directly, perhaps.

Touche.  :laugh:

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I remember reading a number of years ago that while St. Kolbe was still alive the numbers in the M.I. were, I think, in the millions.  But...I *could* be remembering wrongly  ;D
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Re: St. Maximilian Kolbe and the "quasi"-incarnation
« Reply #94 on: March 13, 2012, 12:51:37 PM »
Does anyone know how significant/large/influential the Militia Immaculata is? Wikipedia wasn't very helpful on that point.

I don't know if their website mentions numbers, but here it is, again: http://www.consecration.com/default.aspx?id=8  If that doesn't help and you still want answers, you might want to try contacting them directly, perhaps.

i've got to get me one of these medals:

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At various times and in various trials the most Blessed Virgin Mary has come to the aid of her children, giving them different ways of attaining salvation more easily, and freeing others from the yoke of satan. Now in this epoch of the Immaculate Conception the most Blessed Virgin has given mankind the "Miraculous Medal". Its heavenly origin has been proven by countless miracles of healing and particularly of conversion. The Immaculata herself in revealing it promised all who would wear it very many graces; and since conversion and sanctification are divine graces from God, the Miraculous Medal will be one of the best means for attaining these gifts. For this reason it constitutes a first-class weapon of the Militia Immaculatae; it is a "bullet" which a faithful Knight of the Immaculata aims at the enemy, i.e., evil, thereby saving persons caught in evil. "And above all the Miraculous Medal" (- original Program or Charter of the MI).

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Re: St. Maximilian Kolbe and the "quasi"-incarnation
« Reply #95 on: March 13, 2012, 12:54:04 PM »
Does anyone know how significant/large/influential the Militia Immaculata is? Wikipedia wasn't very helpful on that point.

I don't know if their website mentions numbers, but here it is, again: http://www.consecration.com/default.aspx?id=8  If that doesn't help and you still want answers, you might want to try contacting them directly, perhaps.

i've got to get me one of these medals:

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At various times and in various trials the most Blessed Virgin Mary has come to the aid of her children, giving them different ways of attaining salvation more easily, and freeing others from the yoke of satan. Now in this epoch of the Immaculate Conception the most Blessed Virgin has given mankind the "Miraculous Medal". Its heavenly origin has been proven by countless miracles of healing and particularly of conversion. The Immaculata herself in revealing it promised all who would wear it very many graces; and since conversion and sanctification are divine graces from God, the Miraculous Medal will be one of the best means for attaining these gifts. For this reason it constitutes a first-class weapon of the Militia Immaculatae; it is a "bullet" which a faithful Knight of the Immaculata aims at the enemy, i.e., evil, thereby saving persons caught in evil. "And above all the Miraculous Medal" (- original Program or Charter of the MI).

Give me your address--I'll send you one...free of charge.  ;)
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Re: St. Maximilian Kolbe and the "quasi"-incarnation
« Reply #96 on: March 13, 2012, 03:32:17 PM »
Does anyone know how significant/large/influential the Militia Immaculata is? Wikipedia wasn't very helpful on that point.

I don't know if their website mentions numbers, but here it is, again: http://www.consecration.com/default.aspx?id=8  If that doesn't help and you still want answers, you might want to try contacting them directly, perhaps.

i've got to get me one of these medals:

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At various times and in various trials the most Blessed Virgin Mary has come to the aid of her children, giving them different ways of attaining salvation more easily, and freeing others from the yoke of satan. Now in this epoch of the Immaculate Conception the most Blessed Virgin has given mankind the "Miraculous Medal". Its heavenly origin has been proven by countless miracles of healing and particularly of conversion. The Immaculata herself in revealing it promised all who would wear it very many graces; and since conversion and sanctification are divine graces from God, the Miraculous Medal will be one of the best means for attaining these gifts. For this reason it constitutes a first-class weapon of the Militia Immaculatae; it is a "bullet" which a faithful Knight of the Immaculata aims at the enemy, i.e., evil, thereby saving persons caught in evil. "And above all the Miraculous Medal" (- original Program or Charter of the MI).

Give me your address--I'll send you one...free of charge.  ;)

i'll check with my bishop and get back to you on that... ;)

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Re: St. Maximilian Kolbe and the "quasi"-incarnation
« Reply #97 on: March 13, 2012, 03:36:11 PM »
Does anyone know how significant/large/influential the Militia Immaculata is? Wikipedia wasn't very helpful on that point.

I don't know if their website mentions numbers, but here it is, again: http://www.consecration.com/default.aspx?id=8  If that doesn't help and you still want answers, you might want to try contacting them directly, perhaps.

i've got to get me one of these medals:

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At various times and in various trials the most Blessed Virgin Mary has come to the aid of her children, giving them different ways of attaining salvation more easily, and freeing others from the yoke of satan. Now in this epoch of the Immaculate Conception the most Blessed Virgin has given mankind the "Miraculous Medal". Its heavenly origin has been proven by countless miracles of healing and particularly of conversion. The Immaculata herself in revealing it promised all who would wear it very many graces; and since conversion and sanctification are divine graces from God, the Miraculous Medal will be one of the best means for attaining these gifts. For this reason it constitutes a first-class weapon of the Militia Immaculatae; it is a "bullet" which a faithful Knight of the Immaculata aims at the enemy, i.e., evil, thereby saving persons caught in evil. "And above all the Miraculous Medal" (- original Program or Charter of the MI).

Give me your address--I'll send you one...free of charge.  ;)

i'll check with my bishop and get back to you on that... ;)

You need to ask him what your address is  :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:?  Oy vey!!!!
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Re: St. Maximilian Kolbe and the "quasi"-incarnation
« Reply #98 on: March 13, 2012, 06:11:19 PM »
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At various times and in various trials the most Blessed Virgin Mary has come to the aid of her children, giving them different ways of attaining salvation more easily, and freeing others from the yoke of satan. Now in this epoch of the Immaculate Conception the most Blessed Virgin has given mankind the "Miraculous Medal". Its heavenly origin has been proven by countless miracles of healing and particularly of conversion. The Immaculata herself in revealing it promised all who would wear it very many graces; and since conversion and sanctification are divine graces from God, the Miraculous Medal will be one of the best means for attaining these gifts. For this reason it constitutes a first-class weapon of the Militia Immaculatae; it is a "bullet" which a faithful Knight of the Immaculata aims at the enemy, i.e., evil, thereby saving persons caught in evil. "And above all the Miraculous Medal" (- original Program or Charter of the MI).
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Re: St. Maximilian Kolbe and the "quasi"-incarnation
« Reply #99 on: March 13, 2012, 06:24:17 PM »
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At various times and in various trials the most Blessed Virgin Mary has come to the aid of her children, giving them different ways of attaining salvation more easily, and freeing others from the yoke of satan. Now in this epoch of the Immaculate Conception the most Blessed Virgin has given mankind the "Miraculous Medal". Its heavenly origin has been proven by countless miracles of healing and particularly of conversion. The Immaculata herself in revealing it promised all who would wear it very many graces; and since conversion and sanctification are divine graces from God, the Miraculous Medal will be one of the best means for attaining these gifts. For this reason it constitutes a first-class weapon of the Militia Immaculatae; it is a "bullet" which a faithful Knight of the Immaculata aims at the enemy, i.e., evil, thereby saving persons caught in evil. "And above all the Miraculous Medal" (- original Program or Charter of the MI).
Would I get bonus graces by owning two or three medals? One would be ill-prepared for a real gunfight by walking around with a gun that has only one bullet, after all.
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Re: St. Maximilian Kolbe and the "quasi"-incarnation
« Reply #100 on: March 13, 2012, 07:04:32 PM »
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At various times and in various trials the most Blessed Virgin Mary has come to the aid of her children, giving them different ways of attaining salvation more easily, and freeing others from the yoke of satan. Now in this epoch of the Immaculate Conception the most Blessed Virgin has given mankind the "Miraculous Medal". Its heavenly origin has been proven by countless miracles of healing and particularly of conversion. The Immaculata herself in revealing it promised all who would wear it very many graces; and since conversion and sanctification are divine graces from God, the Miraculous Medal will be one of the best means for attaining these gifts. For this reason it constitutes a first-class weapon of the Militia Immaculatae; it is a "bullet" which a faithful Knight of the Immaculata aims at the enemy, i.e., evil, thereby saving persons caught in evil. "And above all the Miraculous Medal" (- original Program or Charter of the MI).
Would I get bonus graces by owning two or three medals? One would be ill-prepared for a real gunfight by walking around with a gun that has only one bullet, after all.
I don't think the effects stack. It's like eating the shroom in super mario brothers twice; it doesn't do anything the second time.
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Re: St. Maximilian Kolbe and the "quasi"-incarnation
« Reply #101 on: March 13, 2012, 07:08:10 PM »
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At various times and in various trials the most Blessed Virgin Mary has come to the aid of her children, giving them different ways of attaining salvation more easily, and freeing others from the yoke of satan. Now in this epoch of the Immaculate Conception the most Blessed Virgin has given mankind the "Miraculous Medal". Its heavenly origin has been proven by countless miracles of healing and particularly of conversion. The Immaculata herself in revealing it promised all who would wear it very many graces; and since conversion and sanctification are divine graces from God, the Miraculous Medal will be one of the best means for attaining these gifts. For this reason it constitutes a first-class weapon of the Militia Immaculatae; it is a "bullet" which a faithful Knight of the Immaculata aims at the enemy, i.e., evil, thereby saving persons caught in evil. "And above all the Miraculous Medal" (- original Program or Charter of the MI).
Would I get bonus graces by owning two or three medals? One would be ill-prepared for a real gunfight by walking around with a gun that has only one bullet, after all.
I don't think the effects stack. It's like eating the shroom in super mario brothers twice; it doesn't do anything the second time.
Darn, and I just put in an order for 100. I'm going to be like a rapper, but with medals instead of more worldly bling. :laugh:
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Re: St. Maximilian Kolbe and the "quasi"-incarnation
« Reply #102 on: March 13, 2012, 08:15:25 PM »
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Re: St. Maximilian Kolbe and the "quasi"-incarnation
« Reply #103 on: March 13, 2012, 09:11:24 PM »
Also from wiki (Sergei Bulgakov):

In the words [of Fr. Sergius Bulgakov], when the Holy Spirit came to dwell in the Virgin Mary, she acquired "a dyadic life, human and divine; that is, She was completely deified, because in Her hypostatic being was manifest the living, creative revelation of the Holy Spirit" (Archpriest Sergei Bulgakov, The Unburnt Bush, 1927, p. 154). "She is a perfect manifestation of the Third Hypostasis" (Ibid., p. 175), "a creature, but also no longer a creature" (P. 19 1)...
So is this why Fr. Bulgakov's name generally makes people around here uneasy at best? Makes sense...
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Re: St. Maximilian Kolbe and the "quasi"-incarnation
« Reply #104 on: March 14, 2012, 08:58:38 AM »
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At various times and in various trials the most Blessed Virgin Mary has come to the aid of her children, giving them different ways of attaining salvation more easily, and freeing others from the yoke of satan. Now in this epoch of the Immaculate Conception the most Blessed Virgin has given mankind the "Miraculous Medal". Its heavenly origin has been proven by countless miracles of healing and particularly of conversion. The Immaculata herself in revealing it promised all who would wear it very many graces; and since conversion and sanctification are divine graces from God, the Miraculous Medal will be one of the best means for attaining these gifts. For this reason it constitutes a first-class weapon of the Militia Immaculatae; it is a "bullet" which a faithful Knight of the Immaculata aims at the enemy, i.e., evil, thereby saving persons caught in evil. "And above all the Miraculous Medal" (- original Program or Charter of the MI).
Would I get bonus graces by owning two or three medals? One would be ill-prepared for a real gunfight by walking around with a gun that has only one bullet, after all.

Actually, Mario Bros aside, I don't think there's any reason for a knight to have only one medal (bullet). As I recall, the idea would be to have many, so you're prepared when you meet someone new that you want to save.
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Re: St. Maximilian Kolbe and the "quasi"-incarnation
« Reply #105 on: March 14, 2012, 06:06:55 PM »
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At various times and in various trials the most Blessed Virgin Mary has come to the aid of her children, giving them different ways of attaining salvation more easily, and freeing others from the yoke of satan. Now in this epoch of the Immaculate Conception the most Blessed Virgin has given mankind the "Miraculous Medal". Its heavenly origin has been proven by countless miracles of healing and particularly of conversion. The Immaculata herself in revealing it promised all who would wear it very many graces; and since conversion and sanctification are divine graces from God, the Miraculous Medal will be one of the best means for attaining these gifts. For this reason it constitutes a first-class weapon of the Militia Immaculatae; it is a "bullet" which a faithful Knight of the Immaculata aims at the enemy, i.e., evil, thereby saving persons caught in evil. "And above all the Miraculous Medal" (- original Program or Charter of the MI).
Would I get bonus graces by owning two or three medals? One would be ill-prepared for a real gunfight by walking around with a gun that has only one bullet, after all.
I don't think the effects stack. It's like eating the shroom in super mario brothers twice; it doesn't do anything the second time.
Darn, and I just put in an order for 100. I'm going to be like a rapper, but with medals instead of more worldly bling. :laugh:
Too bad archangel Michael hasn't given us his Apocalypse Clock Chain yet.
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