On Wednesday 15th, August 2018, 6 members from the Fellowship of the Rosary (from Cabramatta parish) enrolled in the Militia Immaculatae (MI) - Knights of the Immaculate. The Enrolment ceremony was lead by Fr Benjamin Campbell at the Child Jesus and St. Joseph Church in Rockdale. Preceding this the members also celebrated Mass with the local parish on the Feast of the Assumption.
The members did not know much Latin at all, however thankfully two other candidates from the local parish and Fr Campbell assisted us in Latin responses and with the singing... making the process run smoothly. The members also received their blessed Miraculous Medal. After the ceremony the members signed the papers for acceptance into the MI.
Why did the members enrolled into the MI? The Knights are devoted to the Immaculate, hence they are devoted to Our Lord, Jesus Christ... and through their devotion, Knights seek to win souls over at the hand of the Immaculate for Jesus. What better way to follow the Commandments of Our Lord: Love God and love thy neighbour - in the our service Our Lady. No one is more united with Christ than Our Lady; She is the role model, and they follow her safely and directly to Christ.
As an added on bonus for the members, Fr Campbell also offered to enrol the members in the Brown Scapular, with the commuted role of wearing the brown Scapular and only praying the Rosary daily, for the granted promises of Our Lady - They will not enter hell when they die, and Our Lady will bring the devout wearer from Purgatory to heaven on the first Saturday after their death.
The 6 members of the Fellowship of the Rosary are very grateful and wish to thank Fr Campbell and Fr Delsorte (Prior) in assisting with the whole enrolment process. Also thank you to St. Maximilian Kolbe for the opportunity to become Knights of the Immaculate and thank you Jesus and Mary. What great honour it is to serve the Immaculate. Let me sign up!
PS Thank you to the Ladies running the Chapel, for taking the photo late in the night.
Al: Catholic, learning and thankful.