In 1995 the Marian Library contacted Pastoral Marian Organizations in the United States that work with the laity. This document gives a summary description of each organization that responded to our inquiry, and the materials that the Marian Library has available concerning each group. We thank those organizations who have provided updated materials and links to their websites.
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THE ANAWIM COMMUNITY
122 East First Street,
Corning, NY 14830.
P: (607) 936-4965;
F: (607) 936-0207.
PO Box 207,
Oxford, NJ 07863-0207.
P: (908) 453-3886
F: (908) 453-3786.
17 Marcus Aurelius Street,
BF Resort Village,
Las Pinas City, Philippines.
The Anawim Community was founded in 1975 as a community of laity and priests with the
mission to reflect the spirit of the poor of God and to echo Mary's fiat.
The Anawim community has two branches of membership: Covenant and Associate. The spirituality is shared through the
pilgrim Icon of Our Lady of the Liturgical Life which depicts the liturgical mysteries contained within the heart of Mary.
Anawim Community, 122 East First Street, Corning, NY 14830. e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; P: (607) 936-4965; F: (607) 936-0207.
Anawim Community, PO Box 207, Oxford, NJ 07863-0207. e-mail: email@example.com P: (908) 453-3886 F: (908) 453-3786.
Anawim Community, 17 Marcus Aurelius Street, BF Resort Village, Las Pinas City, Philippines. e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org P: 011-63-2-872-2021
The Anawim Community was founded in 1975 as a community of laity and priests with the mission to reflect the spirit of the poor of God and to echo Mary's fiat. The Anawim community has two branches of membership: Covenant and Associate. The spirituality is shared through the pilgrim Icon of Our Lady of the Liturgical Life which depicts the liturgical mysteries contained within the heart of Mary.
National Office, 3211 South Lake Drive Suite 216, Milwaukee, WI 53233
An international league of Christian Hearts united with the Heart of Jesus to obtain the triumph of the Church and the salvation of souls; founded in 1844 (papal approbation in 1861) in France by the Jesuit, Father Gautrelet; belief in the power of prayer, especially when praying in groups and united with the Heart of Jesus; includes a special devotion to the Sorrowful Heart of Mary and the rosary.
National Coordinating Center, 570 Main St., Rear; Hyannis, MA. 02601
Founded in 1993 as an alliance of apostolates (religious and lay) which promote devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary; a united evangelizing effort to promote a spirituality with the two key elements of consecration and reparation; national center publishes books and distributes religious articles.
3375 Rd 36; Bloomingdale, OH 43910
800.77.FAMILY / (800.773.2645)
Produces catechetical and evangelization resources for family consecration and education; sponsors a yearly Marian conference; apostolate headquarters include the John Paul II Holy Family Center.
P.O. Box 3116, Elmira, NY 14905
411 First St., Fillmore, CA. 93015
Apostolate of Father Luke Zimmer, SS. CC.; includes Holy Family Home of Peace; publishes The Christian Renewal News (monthly twelve-page newspaper); promotes devotion to the Holy Spirit and the Hearts of Jesus and Mary.
c/o Dr. Mark Miravalle, P.O. Box 4625, Steubenville, OH. 43952
A spiritual movement of Marian consecration and spirituality for mothers, based on the messages of Our Lord and Our Blessed Mother to an anonymous visionary, and published in the book, The Apostolate of Holy Motherhood (1991).
43 Court St., Ste. 600, Buffalo, NY 14202. (716) 856-1300 (FAX-1494) (Toll Free: 1-866-205-6512)
On January 16, 2001, The Association for The Arch of Triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary and International Shrine of the Holy Innocents, a not-for-profit New York corporation, was formed in Buffalo, New York. As described in detail in our Prospectus, the Associationís purpose is to build a truly world-class, globally-significant shrine, to be located on the shore of Lake Erie adjacent to downtown Buffalo. The shrine will feature primarily a monumental, ascendable, golden triumphal arch, The Arch of Triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, to be the world's tallest monument measuring seven-hundred feet to the tip of the golden Cross that will surmount its peak (seven being the mystical number of perfection, as Mary represents the perfection of humanity).
Eden Hill, Stockbridge, MA. 01263
Founded in 1944 to support the spiritual and material works in the Congregation of the Marians of the Immaculate Conception (founded 1673). The association produces and distributes Catholic literature, videos, and audio tapes. They have a quarterly magazine, and a monthly newsletter for those who join the 13th of the Month Club (Fatima focus). They promote devotion to the Divine Mercy as encouraged by Blessed Faustina Kowalska. The Shrine of the Divine Mercy is on the grounds of the association's headquarters. The association promotes the role of Mary, the ministry of intercession, and the proclamation of the Divine Mercy.
1811 West St. Joseph St., Perryville, MO. 63775_1398
P: 800.264.MARY / (800.264.6279)
Apostolate of the Midwest Province of the Congregation of the Mission (Vincentians) located at the National Shrine of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal; publishes the monthly The Association of the Miraculous Medal Bulletin (four pages).
P.O. Box 400, Lincoln University, PA 19352
A Catholic radio ministry in the Philadelphia area founded in 1984; reputation for spreading Marian devotion and defending the faith; leading exciting, Spirit-filled pilgrimages to holy places around the world.
708 Rio Grande St., Suite 200, Austin TX. 78701. P: (512) 474-2744
Founded by Tom Collins, an attorney, in 1992 (a Protestant who converted to Catholicism after visiting Medjugorje); focus on prayer and promoting Marian topics. The center coordinates a monthly Cenacle of Prayer, sponsors speakers on Marian related topics, publishes a brief monthly newsletter with messages from Medjugorje and Estela Ruiz of Phoenix (Our Lady of the Americas). The Center describes itself as "for all faiths," trying to be ecumenical. It works with Marian groups in the Austin area.
Intercessors of the Lamb, 4014 North Post Rd., Omaha, NE. 68112
The Intercessors of the Lamb are an Association of the Christian Faithful with branches for priests (servant), religious (hermit), and laity (companion) founded in 1984 by Sr. Nadine Brown. Their mission focuses on living and teaching contemplative spirituality, intercessory prayer and spiritual warfare. All members are consecrated to Mary with the de Montfort consecration. The center offers a contemplative and intercessory prayer formation program. It promotes a National Intercessory Prayer Network, and sponsors the weekly Our Lady Queen of Peace Prayer Service, days of intercession, all-night vigils, weekends of Renewal in the Holy Spirit, intercessory prayer leadership weekends, spiritual warfare leadership seminars, an annual National Conference on Intercessory Prayer, parish missions, and establishes intercessory prayer circles for parishes, homes offices.
674 Mountain View Road East, PO Box 976; Washington, NJ 07882
An international movement responding to the requests of the Blessed Virgin Mary at Fatima; promote the daily rosary, wearing the brown scapular, first Saturday devotions, prayer and sacrifice making reparation to Mary's Immaculate Heart; publishes Soul magazine and many other materials.
100 Our Lady Queen of Peace Dr., Sterret, AL. 35147. Phone (205) 672-2000
Two or three times a year publishes a fifty-page newspaper (220,000 circulation) with messages from Medjugorje, articles on the messages, and other Marian articles, especially about apparitions; sells books and tapes and promotes pilgrimages to Medjugorje.
Note: Please see the 1999 episcopal statement from the local bishop regarding Caritas of Birmingham.
Aylesford Carmelite Center, 8501 Bailey Rd., Darien, IL. 60561
Lay Carmelite groups have always been associated with the Carmelite Order; there are 250 lay Carmelite communities in the U.S. and Canada who share in the Carmelite charism of seeking God in contemplative prayer, a community of faith, hope and love and in a spirit of service to God and the human family, drawing inspiration from the Virgin Mary and the prophet Elijah; special devotion to the brown scapular.
P.O. Box 429, Slidell, LA. 70459-0429
Ministry founded by Bob and Penny Lord (1986), and the community they are part of; includes a Communication Center that publishes books, audio and video tapes, The Good Newsletter (quarterly, twenty-five pages of newsprint), sponsors pilgrimages to Medjugorje and many Marian shrines; the center offers many courses in Catholic teaching; Conference speakers.
702 Bayview Ave., Clearwater, FL. 33759-4215
Ministry of the Marian Servants of Divine Providence, an approved Catholic lay association of the diocese of St. Petersburg; includes a retreat center, the Living His Life Abundantly media ministry, and a School of Lay Spirituality. The school bears three distinct charisms: 1) A love of the Holy Spirit, the use of the gifts, and promulgation of devotion to the Holy Spirit; 2) A deep devotion to Mary as our model, Spouse and Temple of the Holy Spirit; 3) A commitment to educate and call forth the laity to a life of obedience, holiness and service in the Church.
3350 Highway 6, Ste. 412, Sugar Land, TX. 77478
The Center promotes Medjugorje and other Marian apparitions; seeks to defend the Catholic faith; and introduce young people to good Catholic literature. They sell Catholic books, videos and music. They promote a free video presentation every Sunday (English and Spanish), usually on Medjugorje or other Marian apparitions, or a modern Catholic issue. They also sponsor a weekly Marian prayer group.
The mission of the Central Association of the Miraculous Medal is to foster devotion to Mary, the Mother of God, through her Miraculous Medal and to support apostolic works on behalf of the poor.
PO Box 87279, Baton Rouge, LA 70879
P: 866.416.6401; 225.615.7085
Founded in 1981 by Father Harold Cohen, S.J. consecrated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary in the desire of proclaiming the great mercy of God to the world through radio, television and print media in total loyalty to the Holy Father and the teachings of the Catholic Church. Father Cohen is active in both the Marian Movement and the Charismatic Movement.
P.O. Box 1224, Linwood, PA. 19061
Founded in 1988 by Joseph and Bridget Hooker. Joseph is a Catholic musician, singer/songwriter, who performs and speaks at Marian/Catholic conferences nationwide. Bridget speaks on pro-life issues. Strongly influenced by Medjugorje; distribute, "miraculous photos" from Medjugorje, and tapes of their music (English and Spanish). The Hookers travel and work with the "Say Yes to Jesus" Youth Apostolate.
Come Alive Communications is also a Catholic translation and interpretation service (Russian, Spanish, Portuguese, Polish, Italian, English, Chinese, and French); sponsors the We Are the People, Catholic Evangelization Apostolate.
348 Valley Road Suite 1, PO Box 436; West Grove, PA 19390
11624 Culebra, #501. San Antonio, TX 78253
Alternate Contact Information:
P.O. Box 564, Claymont, DE. 19703
Founded in 1989 by K. Trzcinski after a trip to Medjugorje as an informal consortium of Marian groups including the Blue Army, Legion of Mary, Medjugorje Network of Delaware, Apostolatus Uniti and other individuals. As a resource center, they disseminate information regarding messages of Medjugorje and other reliable apparitions/ locutions. They also sponsor "mini" conferences and retreats.
317 West Ogden Avenue; Westmont, IL 60339
Publishes the quarterly Medjugorje Magazine (eighty pages)
P.O. Box 206, North Haverhill, NH. 03774.
Publishes private revelations of various Roman Catholic seers and mystics (Medjugorje and many others, both past and present).
Alumni Hall, University of Dayton, Dayton, OH. 45469-0300
Lay groups associated with the Society of Mary (Marianists); includes both spiritual affiliate groups and lay apostolic communities.
518 Washington Street; North Easton, MA 02356.1200
16 Comell Avenue
Founded by Father Patrick Peyton, C.S.C. in 1942 after his recovery from tuberculosis; focuses on getting families to pray together every day through the use of the rosary; promotes Family Rosary Crusades; includes Family Theatre Productions which seeks to strengthen families and foster prayer through the entertainment media.
17000 State Route 30, Constable, NY 12926
12926. The founding center is: Fatima Center, 452 Kraft Rd., Fort Erie, Ontario L2A 4M7, Canada. Promotes the message of Our Lady of Fatima; publishes books, pamphlets and The Fatima Crusader magazine; promotes international rosary crusade; original center founded in 1979 in Ontario, Canada by Father Nicholas Gruner.
P.O. Box 10646, St. Paul, MN 55110
P: 800.213.5541; 651.407.0635
Founded by Father Robert J. Fox in 1986 to promote the
sanctification of the family and individuals with inspiration
from the Fatima message; publishes the quarterly magazine,
Fatima Family Messenger, and many books, audio-video
albums and cassettes. The apostolate has four major segments: 1.
Married Marian couples; 2. Youth for Fatima; 3. Fatima Prayer
Groups; 4. Suffering Members for the Conversion of One's Country.
Founded by Father Robert J. Fox in 1986 to promote the sanctification of the family and individuals with inspiration from the Fatima message; publishes the quarterly magazine, Fatima Family Messenger, and many books, audio-video albums and cassettes. The apostolate has four major segments: 1. Married Marian couples; 2. Youth for Fatima; 3. Fatima Prayer Groups; 4. Suffering Members for the Conversion of One's Country.
531 East Merced Ave., West Covina, CA. 91790
A Secular Institute for Consecrated Women founded in 1954 by Father Luigi Faccenda, O.F.M. Conv., and receiving Pontifical approval in 1992; follow the Marian charism of St. Maximilian Kolbe of total consecration to Mary and an apostolate of evangelization; associates closely with the Militia of the Immaculata (lay Marian association), and in 1994 took over the directorship of the youth branch of the Militia; publishes bi-monthly magazine Spes Nostra for associates' families and youth.
P.O. Box 23,
Baldwinsville, NY 13027
P.O. Box 151, Asbury, NJ. 08802-0151
70 State Route 31 N; Washington, NJ 07882
Founded in 1989 to spread Our Lady's messages, especially about Akita, Japan; quarterly eight-page newsletter.
FRIENDS OF MEDJUGORJE
Sole U.S. distributor of the Medjugorje books of meditations by Father Tomislav
Vlasic and Father Slavko Barbaric; includes the Jesus
of Divine Mercy Book Shop, and the Queen of Peace Center which
has adult and youth prayer groups; center and book shop are completely staffed by volunteers.
Sole U.S. distributor of the Medjugorje books of meditations by Father Tomislav Vlasic and Father Slavko Barbaric; includes the Jesus of Divine Mercy Book Shop, and the Queen of Peace Center which has adult and youth prayer groups; center and book shop are completely staffed by volunteers.
P.O. Box 1701, Grand Rapids, MI. 49501. P: (616) 752-7184
A group of Roman Catholics dedicated to communicate and preach the Word of God by using the apostolate of the press, radio, television, video and audio tapes, and lay evangelists who travel throughout the country preaching and teaching in the power of the Holy Spirit. The ministry is entrusted to the intercession of Mary, most holy, the Mother of God.
230 East Main St., Evans City, PA. 16033
A nonprofit organization established in 1990 for the purpose of evangelizing the world's people to the Catholic Church. It is dedicated to serving our Lord, spreading devotion to His Blessed Mother and general faith building. They publish a twelve-page newsletter, Gospa Missions, which has Marian messages, prayers and devotions, basic Catholic doctrine, religious news, and advertising for religious items they sell through their religious store's catalog. Their founder, Thomas Rutkowski, does many speaking engagements. They sponsor retreats, pilgrimages, workshops, conferences, a radio program, and relief aid to benefit Croatia and Bosnia. Gospa Missions also has twenty-two regional offices in North America, and one each in Croatia and Africa. The offices are interconnected by a computer system.
P.O. Box 3238, Dayton, OH. 45401.
Center promoting the two hearts and the Divine Mercy; First Saturday devotions; prayer groups and faith-sharing community; sponsors Association of Christian Therapists Region VI; Catholic study groups; family holy hours monthly; member of the Apostolic Alliance of the Two Hearts.
A Family of Mary and St. Padre Pio Faith-Sharing Community
All welcome. For more information please write to the above address including your name, address, phone number and email address. Prayer sheets available. First Friday prayers include Consecration and Reparation Prayers to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Divine Mercy Chaplet. First Saturday Prayers include Scriptural Rosary, Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary and Fatima Prayers. For more information please write to the above address including your name, address, phone number and e mail address. All welcome.
MISSION: Reparation to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary, Evangelization, Scripture Sharing and Study; Intercessory Prayer, Healing Prayer, for the world, our city, communities, individuals. Promoting the Devotions and Theology of the Hearts of Jesus and Mary making them known, loved and served through the Home and Office Enthronement and Consecration of Individuals, Families, Schools and Parishes, Businesses.
3900 W. Peterson Avenue; Chicago, IL 60659-3116
Director: Sister Mary Imeldine
70 Lake Street; Ramsey, NJ 07446-2546
A non-profit apostolate promoting the truths of the Catholic faith through books, video and audio tapes; includes many items about Mary, especially focusing on Fatima and the rosary.
333 South Seton Ave., Emmitsburg, MD. 21727-9297
The Center is sponsored by the Daughters of Charity, and promotes the Miraculous Medal and the Green Scapular.
The Joyful Lambs of the Hearts of Jesus and Mary is a Marian Charismatic Faith-Sharing Community. It gathers for prayer and faith-sharing every Friday night (6:30 PM- 9:00 PM) at the University of Dayton; 300 College Park, Dayton, Ohio in Our Lady Of Good Counsel Chapel on the ground floor of Alumni Hall. Scriptural Rosary begins at 6:45 PM followed by Prayer and Praise, Music, Singing, Meditation, Scripture and Faith-Sharing. The Charismatic Gifts of the Holy Spirit and Charismatic Healing and Word Gifts are operative every Friday night. Sacred Heart Enthronement and Consecration Prayers available; Information on starting a Small Christian Community faith-sharing group available.
First Friday Healing Mass and Sacrament of Anointing: Rosary and Prayer and Praise begin at 6:45 PM followed by Mass and Sacrament of Anointing at 7:30 PM.
(Directions and parking: Brown Street to Irving Avenue to Evanston, to dead end, turn left into parking lot to park, follow path around left side of Alumni Hall; Enter Chapel door.)
MISSION: Reparation to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary, Evangelization, Intercessory Prayer, Healing Prayer, Promoting the Devotions and Theology of the Hearts of Jesus and Mary making them known, loved and served through the Home and Office Enthronement of the Sacred Heart and Consecration of Individuals, Families, Schools, Parishes, and Businesses; Promoting the life and work of Blessed William Joseph Chaminade and the Family of Mary.
Philadelphia Senatus 5109 N. Broad St. Philadelphia, PA 19141 (215) 457-6343
Arlington Regia Legion of Mary Edel Quinn House 820 Gibbon St., Suite 203 Alexandria, VA 22314 (703) 836-8198
San Francisco Senatus Office Address: 2388 35th Avenue, Suite 203, San Francisco, Ca, 94116 Telephone: 415-665-5542 Email Address: email@example.com
An international association of Catholics founded in Ireland by Frank Duff in 1921. The object of the Legion of Mary is the glory of God through the sanctification of its members by prayer and active co-operation, under ecclesiastical guidance, in Mary's and the Church's work of crushing the head of the serpent and advancing the reign of Christ.
The Legion of Mary information for Ireland is as follows:
Those in the USA and Canada should obtain their version of "Maria Legionis" with the North American Supplement by subscribing through the office in Philadelphia: firstname.lastname@example.org
698 Beacon St., Boston, MA. 02215-2594. PO Box 15575
Founded by the Archbishop of Boston and the Bishop of Lourdes and entrusted to the Marist Fathers of Boston to promote devotion to Our Lady of Lourdes in America, to distribute Lourdes water, to organize pilgrimages to Lourdes and to serve as a center of information on Lourdes; newsletter, Echoes from Lourdes; perpetual novena every Thursday.
P.O. Box 22368 Milwaukie, OR 97269.
Madonna's Center is a public benefit, charitable 501(c)(3) volunteer-staffed lay apostolate serving teens who have made the decision to bring their child into the world. Its mission helps teen parents overcome obstacles and social injustices in achieving educational goals, securing housing, and obtaining employment, in order to help them take care of their children and to become more self-sufficient.
2680 Maxwell Rd.
P.O. Box 8, Lima, PA. 19037
Producers of Marian videos especially on Medjugorje and other modern Marian apparitions.
National Headquarters, P.O. Box 8, St. Francis, ME 04774-0008
International movement founded because of the Marian messages received by Father Stefano Gobbi, an Italian priest (1972). The movement encourages priest cenacle groups and lay cenacle groups. The purposes of the cenacles are to bring together Christians consecrated to the Immaculate Heart of Mary and to experience the same dynamics and results as the first Pentecost cenacle in Jerusalem.
Campion Center, 319 Concord Road; Weston MA 02493-1310
Founded in 1985 by Father Al Winshman, S.J. to spread the message of Mary at Medjugorje through national preaching, leading pilgrimages, and writing.
6765 North 112th Street; Waverly, NE 68462
Religious community that is just starting a lay associates group to support their ministries and share in their spirituality.
PO Box 26101; Fairview Park, OH 44126
Founded in 1991 by Catholic laity who are all second degree-members of the Militia of the Immaculata (Kolbe); largest producer of Catholic audio tapes in North America; seeks to reach as many people as possible with the Truth that Mary and Jesus have revealed and are revealing through their messengers and the Holy Catholic Church, and promoting Consecration to the Blessed Virgin Mary.
P.O. Box 1982, Scottsdale, AZ. 85252-1982.
M.A.R.Y. (May All Respond Yes) Ministries began in 1992 when Father Robert DeGrandis, S.S.J. (well-known in charismatic healing ministry around the world) joined his ministry with Eric and Ann Ross Fitch (Ann Ross Fitch is a reported Marian visionary from the Scottsdale area); conference speaking; publish books and tapes; sponsor and promote Mission H.O.P.E. (Mission Help Our Priests Evangelize).
P.O. Box 27, Washington, IN. 47501. P: (812) 825-4642 x235;
Publishes an eight-page monthly newsletter with the messages given to Ruth Ann Wade of Bloomington, Indiana; includes a Medjugorje prayer group and a Marian shrine on a farm.
PO Box 8832, Jupiter, FL 33468
Mary's Media Foundation is a non-profit tax-exempt foundation in the service of the blessed
Virgin Mary. Their primary purpose is to disseminate information in the mass media about the
Blessed Mother via films, audio tapes and talks given by its founder.
P.O. Box 341991, Austin, TX 78734
Mary's Touch is a nonprofit organization committed to advancing Our Blessed Motherís "YES." Our work includes the production of "Mary's Touch, "an inspirational radio program designed to bring a greater understanding of Mary, to remind us of Our Blessed Mother's loving presence in our lives, and to help us recognize the healing grace she still brings to this world.
Mary's Touch outreach programs, "Mary's Legacy," and "Through the Eyes of a Child" are dedicated to promoting life-giving ministries.
We rely on generous donations to continue this vital work. Please keep us in your prayers.
Conventual Franciscan Friars of Marytown, Inc.
Promoters of Men of the Sacred Heart, the organization fosters devotion to the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary. A particular aspect of that devotion is to make images for enthronement of the Sacred Hearts available inexpensively. Framed and unframed images are available, as well as books, booklets, and literature for school children
Motto: May we by fruitful deeds gladly serve others' needs.
P.O. Box 4505, Steubenville, OH. 43952
Association founded to honor our Holy Mother through prayer and education; centers Marian devotion in the heart of the Church and extends over all the apparitions so that people can grow in holiness and live the messages of Mary.
1600 W. Park Ave., Libertyville, IL. 60048
The Militia of the Immaculata international movement was founded in 1917 by St. Maximilian Kolbe, OFM Conv. for the purpose of Catholic evangelization with Mary; the members consecrate themselves totally to the Immaculate Virgin to serve as her knights and instruments, carry or wear the Miraculous Medal, and seek to live their consecration by sharing their faith. Marytown is run by the Conventual Franciscans who promote the Militia. (Formerly known as Knights of the Immaculata.)
One Galleria Blvd Ste. 744, Metaime, LA 70001
Founded in 1987 to disseminate the message of Medjugorje; bi-monthly magazine (twenty pages), message phone line, monthly peace mass, annual Marian conference, speakers, books, videos, tapes, and pilgrimage assistance.
MISSIONARIES OF OUR MOTHER OF THE EUCHARIST
Missionaries of Our Mother of the Eucharist
Website for the Missionaries of Our Mother of the Eucharist, a small non-profit group which started in 2004 to spread devotion to the two pillars of St. John Bosco's famous dream--devotion to the Eucharist and Mary.
20501 Goshen Road, Gaithersburg, MD 20879
Large charismatic Catholic community that founded Word Among Us Press (books, tapes, workshops/conferences, and the monthly Word Among Us magazine (Caller Box 6003, Gaitherburg, MD. 20884-6003; (301) 990-2090). The community is mostly lay, but includes a number of priests (Scripture Scholar, Father Francis Martin; Ecumenist, Father Peter Hocken, etc.).
PO Box 303, Manville, RI 02838
A Secular Institute with a Marian accent in its spirituality; the lay groups associated with the institute are called "the Volunteers"; the goal of the Volunteers is to bear witness to the charity of Christ through growing especially in five areas of life: Presence of God, abstention from destructive criticism, abstention from useless complaint, being of service, peacemaker.
48765 Annapolis Road. Hopedale, Ohio 43976
P.O. Box 17596, Fort Mitchell, KY. 41017-0596
Influenced by reported visionaries in the Northern Kentucky, Cincinnati, Ohio area, and Father Leroy Smith; publishes books of some visionaries; publishes Shepherds of Christ, a free, bi-monthly spirituality newsletter for priests; promotes Shepherds of Christ Associates, lay groups who pray for the needs of priests and develop a spiritual way of life; supports Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Center (5440 Moeller Ave., Norwood, OH. 45212; 513-351-9800) which has many Marian programs, groups, prayer services and a gift/book shop.
193 Bradford Rd. New Port, NH. 03773
Founded in 1981 by a married couple who were deeply influenced by the Madonna House Apostolate of Catherine Doherty in Canada; promotes de Montfort's total consecration to Jesus through Mary, and the formation of cenacles of prayer, study and fraternal sharing; propagates the brown scapular; special ministry of prayer for priests, and a retreat center that is a place of prayer for priests.
Victory Noll, 1900 West Park Dr., P.O. Box 109, Huntington, IN 46750-0109.
Victory Noll Associates are lay people who share in the spirit, mission and vision of the Victory Noll Missionary Sisters; emphasis on living the Gospel through personal, non-institutional ministry, consecration to Mary, a simple lifestyle, hospitality and a commitment to the poor and oppressed; associates can be either covenant associates or associates in prayer.
135 West 31st St., NY, NY. 10001-3439.
An international Archconfraternity founded by Father Bonaventure Blattmann, O.F.M. in Germany (c. 1900) and approved by the Holy See, whose members pursue four aims:
4611 Poplar Level Road, Louisville, KY 40213
International movement founded by Brother Sylvan, C.F.X. in 1949 in Louisville to make rosaries and promote the use of the rosary; rosary-makers in all fifty states and fifteen foreign countries.
P.O. Box 404, Conyers, GA. 30012
Non-profit organization (since January 1994) that seeks to spread the teachings and messages of Our Lord and Our Loving Mother at Conyers, Georgia and to help handle the visitors that come to Conyers; publish books, videos, holy cards, and other information on Conyers; also supports the Marian Movement of Priests.
P.O. Box 117, Glenwood Landing, NY. 11547-0117
A Long Island Coalition (founded in 1989 and approved by the bishop) of all Marian Devotions; a prayer organization dedicated to all of Our Lady's messages as revealed in Scripture and approved private revelations, emphasizing divine revelation as defined by our Holy Father and the Magisterium; follows the principles of St. Louis de Montfort's True Devotion to the Blessed Virgin; sponsors a monthly day of prayer (Eucharist, confessions, rosary, guest speaker, and healing service); regular newsletter.
6111 Steubenville Pike, McKees Rocks, PA. 15136
Founded in 1986 in response to Medjugorje by Janice and Ed Connell; Thomas W. Petrisko assumed ownership in 1990; includes a Marian Resource Center; publishes books and a yearly special edition newspaper (twenty pages or more) on apparitions and messages; has a strong group of priests and theologians as spiritual advisors; speakers program.
3230 McHenry Ave., Cincinnati, OH. 45211. P: (513) 662-5378.
Ministry and community founded by Father Al Lauer within the Charismatic Movement in the Catholic Church; publish One Bread, One Body Scripture reflection booklet, and many other booklets, pamphlets, and a newspaper; sponsor workshops, retreats, parish renewal programs, and other programs; promote small household communities within the Catholic Church; the groups has official diocesan status in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati; publishes a number of Marian pamphlets.
6779 Broadview Rd., Seven Hills, OH. 44142.
Promotes Monthly Rosary Crusades, establishing a Perpetual Rosary within communities, and Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration, leading to the consolation of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary, and the Triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary; group of people inspired by a reported visionary in the Seven Hills area.
112 Norris Road, Tyngsboro, MA 01979
Founded in 1949 to disseminate the story of Our Lady's thirty-three appearances in Beauraing, Belgium in 1932-1933; promotes an Association of Prayers called the Marian Union of Beauraing; distributes pamphlets, leaflets, a book, and medals.
26 South Saxon Ave., Bay Shore, NY. 11706-8993
Queen of All Hearts is the bi-monthly magazine of the Montfort Missionaries; the lay association related to the Montfort Missionaries is called the Confraternity of Mary Queen of All Hearts; its goal is to make and live in one's life the total consecration of oneself to Jesus through the hands of Mary as taught by St. Louis de Montfort.
P.O. Box 6, Canandaigua, NY. 14424Email: email@example.com
Founded in 1987 by Don Fiorentino after a visit to Medjugorje to promote the gospel through Our Lady's messages; sells tapes and books, promotes Marian Cenacles, Medjugorje Nights, and publishes a bimonthly newsletter, Via Ad Pacem.
P.O. Box 761, Notre Dame, IN 46556
Radio Maria, "the Christian voice for the home," offers a variety of programs for spiritual enrichment. The daily basic features include:
P.O. Box 7710, Des Moines, IA. 50322
Founded in 1988 by Jerry Morin after a trip to Medjugorje as a Catholic non-profit outreach designed to spread God's Word through music and an apostolate responding to the call of the Blessed Mother to live and to convey the messages of Medjugorje to all people; offers a two-hour multi-media presentation that gives Scriptural, historical and Church teaching on Mary and the story of Medjugorje; sells music tapes, and booklets.
P.O. BOX 3617, Portland, OR 97208.
226 Great Neck Road, Wareham, MA 02571.
Director: Rev. Richard McNally, ss.cc.
The Congregation of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary is an international order of priests and sisters that is dedicated to spreading the love of Christ and His Mother. The order has missions throughout the world, and most notably, St. Damien of Molakai was from their congregation. The Sacred Hearts Retreat Center is located on 120 acres with ocean front on Cape Cod. They have a Youth Center that can sleep forty youth with a private chapel and a Manor House that can accommodate fifty adults.
ST. BENEDICT CENTER
P.O. Box 1000, 282 Still River, MA. 01467.
Founded by the Slaves of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, a religious congregation of two communities (one brothers, one sisters); publishes a quarterly magazine, From the Housetops, which is a Catholic magazine dedicated to the Immaculate Heart of Mary while promoting her cause and authentic Catholic doctrines in faith and morals; to foster a militant Catholicism and a love and zeal for the traditions of the faith.
You can find more information at their website: saintbenedict.com
Family Life Center 21202, Olean Blvd. Unit D-6, Port Charlotte, FL 33952
Association for Catholic husbands and fathers; twelve-page newsletter started in January 1995 (six issues a year); Steve Wood, founder and editor; focus on the Hearts of Jesus and Mary.
2130 Wade Hampton Blvd, Greenville, SC 29615
W.284 N.404 Cherry Ln., Waukesha, WI. 53188
Schoenstatt is an international apostolic movement founded by Father Joseph Kentenich in Germany in 1914; the Blessed Virgin Mary is honored under the title of Mother Thrice Admirable Queen and Victress of Schoenstatt; the movement includes priests, religious and laity who all make a covenant of love with Mary; there are more than 130 exact replicas around the world of the original shrine in Germany; each center promotes a program of lay, Marian spiritual development. There are seven Schoenstatt Shrines in the USA: Wisconsin, Texas, New York, Minnesota.
Central Office, P.O. Box 3079, San Jose, CA. 95156-3079.
The Secular Order is associated with the religious communities of Discalced Carmelites. It "welcomes those of the faithful who, by special vocation, undertake to live in the world an evangelical life of fraternal communion imbued with the spirit of contemplative prayer, in imitation of the Virgin Mary, and animated with apostolic zeal according to the example and the teaching of the Carmelite saints." (Secular Order Rule) Members usually belong to a local group, foster a life of prayer (daily Mass, morning and evening prayer, half hour of solitary prayer, frequent use of the Sacrament of Reconciliation and special days of penance) and wear the brown scapular. There is a two-year formation period before a Temporary Promise can be made, and another three years before the Definitive Promise.
Founded in 1424 for lay persons desiring to live the Servite (Servants of Mary Religious community) charism (fraternity, service, devotion to Mary) in their lives; regular group meetings for formation and support; newsletter three times a year.
610 West Elm Avenue. Monroe, MI 48162
This Religious Order (founded in 1850) has lay affiliates (not groups) who follow their charism of love, goodness and mercy with a special devotion to the Heart of Mary and to Our Lady of Purity.
PO Box 627. China, IN 47250
A movement dedicated to the renewal of the spiritual life. "This ministry aims at establishing prayer chapters around the world, groups especially dedicated to prayer for priests but also for all religious, laity, the Church and its leadership, and the people of the world. Subscribing to the conviction that prayer and trust in Our Lord and through Our Lady will eventually overcome the trouble the world finds itself in today, chapters meet on a regular basis, often weekly, to pray the prayers in the manual and share Christ's love with one another. Regular communications with the prayer chapters are coordinated out of Morrow, Ohio.
Materials and Ministries:
SIGNS AND WONDERS
Signs of the Times Apostolate Inc. P.O. Box 345 Herndon, VA 20172-0345
A group of lay and religious Catholics whose primary objective is to live and spread Our Lady's messages of prayer, fasting, faith, conversion and peace; distribute literature, including the quarterly Signs of the Times magazine (over sixty pages); offer educational speakers; collaborate with Mother Teresa on a national pro-life project; help to form prayer groups; seeking a Catholic presence in Russia and the Ukraine by translating their magazine into Russian.
178 Dexter St., Providence, RI. 02907
Semi-annual newsletter by
Father John Randall (active in Catholic
Charismatic Renewal with a strong Marian focus).
Marist Laity Center, 2244 Marshall Avenue, Wheeling, WV 26003-7440
Lay branch of the Society of Mary (Marists); seeks to form solid Christians whose faith will show itself, bringing to the world the attitude of mind and the spirit Mary showed at the beginning of the Church; focuses on the three means of
P.O. Box 1303, Dickinson, TX 77539.
P.O. Box 10, Hiawassee GA 30546
Founded in 1986 by a Protestant, Wayne Weible, after visiting Medjugorje (has become Catholic); spreads the messages of Mary at Medjugorje through books, tapes, videos, newsletter and speaking at conferences.Materials:
This research was prepared by Father Robert Hogan. For further research information a complete list of the organizations that were contacted can be found in the document, Pastoral Marian Movements and Organizations (updated in 1996 - JR94885:BH) by contacting The Marian Library. See also A Guide to Starting a Marian Peace Center from the Pittsburgh Center for Peace for a listing of many Marian Centers and Organizations.
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