Welcome to the Notre Dame Militia of the Immaculata!

Introduction to the NDMI

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’s claimed 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.

What we do:

  • Weekly meetings with guest speakers and discussions (Every Sunday at 4 p.m. in 330 CoMo) followed by a prayer and dinner in SDH
  • Divine Mercy Novena
  • Marian Consecrations
  • Distribute Miraculous Medals (including at the Grotto before football games)
  • Social events
  • Retreats 
  • Service

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Join us for our upcoming events!

Fall Retreat: Mary, Mother of the Eucharist

Retreat begins with 8:30 a.m. Mass in Keough Hall

Transportation to the Sisters of St. Francis of Perpetual Adoration convent will be provided after Mass

All are welcome!

Feast of St. Francis of Assisi

Tuesday, October 4

Mass in Duncan at 9 p.m.

Join us after Mass for a Franciscan Crown devotion and snacks at Recker's

Rosary for Life

Wednesday, October 5 at 9 p.m.

Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes

Sponsored by the Office of Human Dignity and Life Initiatives, Notre Dame Right to Life, and the Notre Dame Militia of the Immaculata

Grotto Evangelization

Time TBA

Saturday, October 15 (Stanford Game)

Weekly meetings are held on Sundays in 330 CoMo at 4 p.m.

Thanks to everyone who participated in our 2016 conference!

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