CMRI: A Traditional Catholic Religious Congregation

The Religious Congregation of Mary Immaculate Queen (CMRI) is dedicated to the preservation and spread of the traditional Catholic Faith. CMRI is responsible for over 50 traditional Catholic churches and Mass centers both in the U.S. and abroad, a number of schools staffed by religious, several publications, and a comprehensive online Catholic store. Read more about how these traditional Catholic priests, Brothers and Sisters live and spread the authentic Catholic Faith and the Fatima Message...

Recent Events

Fatima Conference slideshow    Fatima Conference 2015 Photo Gallery: The Triumph of Mary’s Immaculate Heart (Oct. 7-11, 2015). CD recordings of all the lectures are available. A beautiful DVD photo slideshow with music of many highlights of this year’s Conference will also soon be available.

Current Editions of CMRI’s Publications

Reign of Mary #159 cover    The Reign of Mary
CMRI’s quarterly magazine: (Subscribe)
Due to circumstances beyond our control, Issue No. 159 is considerably late, but we want to assure our readers that you will still receive four issues for each year’s subscription.
The lead article in this issue shows how “Pope” Francis is not following in the footsteps of his namesake, the holy St. Francis of Assisi. Along these same lines, Fr. Benedict Hughes comments on how the shepherds of the Conciliar Church do little to protect their sheep from the terrible moral dangers of our day. In Part VI of the series on Bishop Moises Carmona Rivera, Fr. Carmona receives notice of “excommunication,” along with pleas from friends to embrace the changes of Vatican II, both of which he answered with his usual steadfastness. Other articles include a touching Christmas story, thoughts on Mount St. Michael’s Centennial Year, and a short biography of the life of Fr. Solanus Casey, OFM Cap., a modern wonderworker who died in 1957 in Detroit, Michigan. World Watch stories: Ireland’s RTÉ television drops the daily Angelus. Planned Parenthood “didn’t do anything wrong” (selling body parts). Half of German priests rarely go to confession; 42% don’t practice personal prayer. “Pope” allows Lutheran woman to “decide for herself” whether or not to go to Communion and grants Communion to the divorced and remarried. Plaza named after Martin Luther in Rome. And more... For a complete outline of articles, click here.

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January 2016: The blessings of Christmas (Christ + Mass) for a priest; Letter of the Coeur d’Alene Indians to Pope Pius IX. Moral Theology: Funeral Services for an Unbaptized Infant; Confessins of Sins Committed Before Baptism.

The Sisters have a large volume of orders to fill during Advent

Anima Mariae (Soul of Mary)
CMRI Sisters’ free quarterly newsletter: (Subscribe)
Our Winter 2015 issue of the Anima Mariae is finally on its way! A beautiful poem by Wordworth fittingly opens our newsletter during this time which might be called the season of the Immaculate Conception. From November through February we have a little string of pearls, feasts of Mary which directly relate to this glorious prerogative of our Heavenly Mother... Two pages of photos of events of the past three months. A Convent Christmas Custom: the ceremony of the Kissing of the Feet of the Infant Jesus. Novenas: Our Lady of Prompt Succor (Jan. 15) and Our Lady of Lourdes (Feb. 11). Our next issue: March.

Mary Immaculate Queen Traditional Catholic Books and Religious Articles
Traditional Catholic Books and Religious Goods:
Browse through Mary Immaculate Queen Center, staffed by the CMRI Sisters, and see their comprehensive selection of traditional Catholic books, pamphlets and calendars, as well as Catholic music and DVD’s, rosaries, scapulars, crucifixes and much more. Be sure to sign up at the bottom of MIQ’s home page for our free mailing list so the Sisters can let you know about specials, new items, etc.

Of Special Interest

Reclaiming a Hijacked Priesthood: Fr. Michael Oswalt speaks of his experiences in a VII seminary Ordained in the modern Catholic Church in 2008, Fr. Michael Oswalt soon came to see that not only were his orders invalid, but that his Church was not truly the Catholic Church. He came to Mount St. Michael in January of 2010 to prepare for ordination in the traditional Catholic rite, and was ordained to the priesthood on June 29, 2011.
View Fr. Oswalt’s online interview (2009) His letter to the clergy of the diocese of Rockford, a superb explanation of why the modern Church is not truly the Catholic Church, was published in Issue No. 138 of The Reign of Mary and may also be read at this link.
Also available: Feb. 2010 Talk at Mount St. Michael (CD)
“Reclaiming a Hijacked Priesthood: One Man’s Story” (CD)