Join the Militia of the Immaculata for a pilgrimage with Mary through the Porta Fidei - the Open Door of Faith! Conference includes: prayer, adoration, compelling talks, Holy Mass, MI Consecration and renewal of MI Consecration.
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Friday, October 19
1–4:00 pm Consecration Class for those who want to prepare for MI Consecration
3:00 pm Early Registration/Check-in
5:00 pm Dinner
7:00 pm Opening Mass
8:30 pm Welcome Reception
Saturday, October 20
7:30 am Morning Prayers
8:00 am Breakfast
9:30 am Welcome/“Porta Fidei” Fr. Patrick Greenough
10:45 am “The Mystery of Faith” Fr. Stephen McKinley
12:00 pm Mass
1:00 pm Lunch
2:00 pm “St. Maximilian Kolbe—A Man for Others” Patricia Treece Author
3:15 am “Mary Mother of the Son” Mark Shea, Author
4:30 pm “Living My Consecration/Transforming the Culture” Panel Discussion with Mark Shea (Social Media), Michael Sullivan (Law and Government), and John Morales (Film and Mass Media)
6:00 pm Dinner
8:30 pm MI Social with Panelists and Friars
10:00 pm Midnight with Max (MI Young Adults) Fr. Anthony Lajato moderating
Sunday, October 21
8:30 am Morning Prayer
9:00 am Breakfast
11:00 am Mass & Consecration Ceremony.
12:30 pm Lunch
1:30 pm Closing Benediction “Set the World Ablaze”
John Morales is a member of the MI. He is a former broadcaster and journalist with ESPN, Fox Sports, CBS Sports Radio, EWTN, Relevant Radio, Ave Maria Radio, and others; he is also a film producer whose credits include the award winning “Champions of Faith,” and he is currently co-producing ‘”40” with Jason Jones, a history of the Pro-Life movement since Roe v Wade (www.the40film.com).
Michael Sullivan is a member of the MI. He is a practicing attorney with the Thomas More Legal Society (Catholic law group defending religious rights and liberties of Catholics and Catholic Institutions), he is the founder of the Divine Mercy Project, President of the IL Catholic Prayer Breakfast, founder of Sanctuary Spirit & Truth – a young people’s Eucharistic ministry, and a US leader of Life House Ireland, an Irish group committed to keeping Ireland pro-life.
Dr. Christine Muggeridge, niece of the famous 20th century convert Malcom Muggeridge, is the head of Starboard Broadcasting and the “Rome to Home” television series, she is the Rome correspondent for Relevant Radio, and is the editor of “God’s Call to Women,” she has also authored “Called By Name,” and co-authored “Pope John Paul II – A Theology of Communication.”
Patricia Treece is regarded as an expert on recent Catholic saints and is well known in the MI as the author of A Man for Others - Maximilian Kolbe the "Saint of Auschwitz" in the words of those who knew him.
Mark Shea is a member of the MI. He is the author and co-author of numerous books. His most recent works are The Heart of Catholic Prayer: Opening the Our Father and the Hail Mary (Our Sunday Visitor) and The Work of Mercy: Being the Hands and Heart of Christ (Servant). An award-winning columnist, Mark contributes numerous articles to magazines, including OSV Newsweekly, CrisisMagazine.com, and the National Catholic Register. Mark is known nationally for his one minute "Words of Encouragement" on Catholic radio, as well as his popular blog Catholic and Enjoying It!.
Father Patrick Greenough OFM, Conv. is a consecrated religious priest with the Order of Friars Minor Conventual. Father serves as Vice President on the International Council for the Militia Immaculata (MI) and is the MI National President for the USA and Canada. In other words, if you have a question about the MI, he's your man!
Father Stephen McKinley OFM, Conv. is a consecrated religious priest with the Order of Friars Minor Conventual. He currently serves as the Rector of the National Shrine of Saint Maximilian Kolbe.
Fr. Anthony Lajato OFM, Conv. is a consecrated religious priest with the Order of Friars Minor Conventual. He currently serves at Marytown, the National Shrine of Saint Maximilian Kolbe