Mary's Little Helpers "diggin' in the mud
In 1909 the Father's of the Canadian Church gathered for the first Plenary Council. They met for six weeks and crafted the Five Pillars of Devotion to the Rosary.
Without any foreknowledge of the 1909 Plenary, (and what could affectionately be described as their own mini version of the Dead Sea scrolls discovery after coming across the "Five Pillars" (pictured above in the header of this web page in archival documents at the Cape) the Directors of the Marian Devotional Movement, Dennis and Angelina Girard, who launched the MDM at Canada's National Marian Shrine at Cap-de-la-Madeleine in 2017, have been advancing greater awareness of these "Five Pillars."
Subsequent to making the same 1867 vow as Fr. Luc Desilets, namely promoting enrolment in the Confraternity of the Most Holy Rosary established at the Cape in 1694, they have been employing all means possible to spread the "Recipe for Renewal." Whether it be through Media, Pilgrimages to the Cape, Apparition Evangelization, or the Rosary Bowl initiative inspired by Venerable Fr. Patrick Peyton, the "Call to Action" is enrolment in the Rosary Confraternity.
WAYS TO PARTICIPATE WITH THE QUEEN OF INTERCESSORS AS PART OF THE MDM INTERCESSOR FAMILY
Interceding with Mary to Unleash a Torrent of Grace Upon the Earth to Bring About Conversions in Family Members, Policy Makers and Souls Disposed to Respond to the Divine Mercy of God. See CCC 1432 and 1431
Establishing Devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary by growing the Queen of Intercessor Family
Increasing Devotion to St. Michael and the Two Hearts as Revealed to Venerable Philomena by the Sacred Heart of Jesus
Building the Bridge of Rosaries to Intercede with Our Lady of the Cape, Queen of Intercessors, for the World.
By Becoming an MDM Pilgrim Partner
Becoming a Movie Missionary
Building on the 2017 MDM momentum, the DnA Live Show began streaming in January 2018. On August 22nd, 2019, in the midst of the Cape - Capital 5 Day Pilgrimage, the MDM hosted Canada's First Rosary Bowl. Additional initiatives included the Divine Invitation 2019 featuring the release of the Heart to Heart booklet; the release of the Our Lady of the Cape - Her Story, Your Story double CD audio book; and the republishing of the devotional book, the Woman in Orbit featuring daily Marian stories.
2017 - THE HISTORIC YEAR THE MDM WAS ESTABLISHED
Promoted the reconsecration of Canada to the Immaculate Heart of Mary by discovering and securing the rights to produce an english version of the 1947 documentary chronicling the historic Marian Congress from the BAnQ (Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec). Watch Documentary "Here"
Commissioned a mold of the miraculous statue of the Our Lady of the Cape to be created - the MDM Pilgrim Queen was fashioned from this mold and processed into Notre Dame Cathedral to celebrate the Diocese of Ottawa's 170th anniversary in April.
Accompanied the miraculous pilgrim statue of Our Lady of the Cape to the Knights of Columbus Ontario State Convention where she was crowned by the Most Reverend Marcel Damphousse, Bishop of Sault Ste. Marie.
Accompanied the miraculous pilgrim statue of Our Lady of the Cape, along with the MDM's first class relics of Blessed Frederic Janssoone and Blessed Marie Leonie Paradis to the Divine Mercy Sunday Feast at St. Timothy's in Toronto.
Facilitated and oversaw the installation of the miraculous pilgrim statue of Our Lady of the Cape at Blessed Sacrament Parish on Mother's Day. Watch Invitation video "Here"
Constructed and opened the Pilgrim Statue Kiosk to support the ongoing efforts of promoting the memory of the 1947 Marian Congress and to act as the geographical headquarters for the Marian Devotional Movement.
Organized the MC70 celebrations held in June to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the consecration of the Dominion of Canada to the Immaculate Heart of Mary on June 22, 1947.
Accompanied and facilitated the installation of the MDM Pilgrim Queen at Notre Cathedral in Ottawa for the July 1st celebrations of the reconsecration of Canada to the Immaculate Heart of Mary by Archbishop Terrence Prendergast. Watch Consecration video "Here"
Led a pilgrimage to the "Old Shrine" to officially launch the Marian Devotional Movement on August 22nd, the Feast of the Queenship of Mary at Canada's National Marian Shrine of Our Lady of the Cape.
Accompanied the MDM Pilgrim Queen to Notre Dame Cathedral for the historic reconsecration of Canada to the Immaculate Heart of Mary by the bishops of Canada on September, 26th.
Discovered the now unpublished 1954 James Shaw's book on Our Lady of the Cape. This led to the development of the "Recipe for Renewal" initiative encompassing Marian Consecration, the Rosary Confraternity of the Most Holy Rosary and the Blessing of Roses.
Recorded and released an audio version of Shaw's book under the title of Our Lady of the Cape, Her Story - Your Story.
On November 27th, the Feast of the Miraculous Medal, Fr. (now Bishop) Pierre-Olivier Tremblay, OMI, the Rector at Canada's National Marian Shrine, and his pastoral council agree to entrust the Marian Devotional Movement as Registrar for the Confraternity of the Most Holy Rosary originally established at the Cape in 1694. This historic decision forges the foundation for the ongoing efforts of Marian Devotional Movement, namely the enrolment of souls in the Rosary Confraternity. In addition, the MDM promotes pilgrimages to the Confraternity altar at the Shrine of Our Lady of the Cape.