Welcome to the Notre Dame Militia of the Immaculata!
The Notre Dame Militia of the Immaculata (NDMI) is the local chapter of the Militia of the Immaculata (MI) which is a worldwide movement within the Catholic Church founded by St. Maximilian Kolbe in 1917. The main goal of the NDMI is to promote and enrich devotion to Mary in her identity as the Immaculate Conception while promoting the Catholic identity of the University of Notre Dame. We strive, “to lead every individual with Mary to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus.” The Pontifical Council for the Laity honored the MI in 1997 by bestowing upon it the status of "international public association"- a status shared by only three other Catholic organizations. Pope Saint John Paul II promoted the MI and stated, "Membership in the Militia means complete dedication to the Kingdom of God and to the salvation of souls through Mary Immaculate." Father Sorin wrote that he "dreamed of building a great university in honor of Our Lady” and we continue his vision by honoring her and her special relationship to Christ. The NDMI is a community where members challenge each other to grow in their faith by attending events such as weekly meetings, talks, retreats, pilgrimages, movies, pizza parties, conducting service, evangelizing on campus, and consecrating themselves to Mary. The NDMI community enables members to develop lasting friendships within Notre Dame, St. Mary’s and Holy Cross.
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