BY MAIKE HICKSON ON JUNE 22, 2016
In May of 2016, a relative of mine was blessed to participate in a retreat in Germany about the spirituality of Saint Maximilian Kolbe and his Militia Immaculatae (MI). The retreat master was Father Karl Stehlin of the Society of St. Pius X, who himself helped to re-start the MI with its original charism and within the traditional Catholic Faith in the year 2000 in Poland.
Since I was not myself present, I asked my relative to give me some of the most important aspects of the retreat. Subsequently, I read some of the booklets as they have been published by the traditional Militia Immaculatae in the recent years. There is also the official website of the traditional MI, from which I have drawn all the following quotes.
I was touched to learn more about the history of the MI and why Maximilian Kolbe founded it – and here I quote extensively: