The lay family
The Secular Fraternity "Mater Ecclesiæ"
The Fraternity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, in addition to the two branches: the priestly community of common life "Jesus Sacerdos et Rex" and the community of Sisters of common life "Agnus Dei", also includes the Secular Fraternity of lay members "Mater Ecclesiae", that joins in a particular way to the priestly community, as responsible and guarantor of its communion with the Church, and stays united with the community of sisters for the exchange of help in the spiritual life and in the apostolate.
The members of the Secular Fraternity Mater Ecclesiae are united with all the other members of the Fraternity of the Most Holy Virgin Mary constituting a single Family, with the desire for the adoration of Our Lord Jesus Christ in everything and for the service of his Church, through devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God and Mother of the Church, of which the Fraternity takes its name.
To achieve this goal, all the members commit themselves to live in the light of God in a continuous effort to strive for the Christian perfection of their different states of life, through interior renewal, the spiritual combat against the old man, the following of Christ according to the model of the evangelical counsels and in fidelity to the spiritual, apostolic, liturgical and doctrinal mission of the whole fraternity, on the basis of the spiritual principles which constitute its fundamental rule.
The Militia of the Holy Sacrifice
The Fraternity of the Most Holy Virgin Mary, humbly in prayer, thought that it was absolutely necessary, in order to serve the Church and therefore all men, to value the deepest sacramental essence of the Eucharist and thus the deepest sacramental essence of the Holy Sacrifice of Altar.
The Fraternity, with thought and heart fixed on the Mystery of Christ and of the Most Holy Virgin Mary and on the mystery of the Mystical Body, wounded from within and from without, suffering and always holy, and also with thoughts and hearts fixed on mystery inherent in this Body, mystery of the Vicar of Christ and his heavy mission, he decided to found an association dedicated to this enhancement, to the exaltation and defense of the sacramental essence of the Eucharist and therefore of the Holy Sacrifice of the Altar .
This association bears the name of "Militia of the Holy Sacrifice" for two reasons: firstly, because without a personal spiritual combat one cannot transmit to others the vibration of a lived truth, and without the vibration of a lived truth, they are transmitted, perhaps, ideas but not the love of truth, which allows knowledge of the Real; secondly, because the Holy propitiatory Sacrifice, which contains in itself the Eucharistic Transubstantiation, must be defended in all fields against all direct or subtle attack that extends on a vast scale within all peoples.