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...

Upcoming Events

June 7-16   Sisters’ pilgrimage to Fatima (see the Sisters’ travels at
July 7-15   Sisters’ Catechism missions: Arizona (Phoenix); Alabama; Arkansas
July 16-26   Sisters’ Catechism missions: California
July 21-23   Vocations Weekend at St. Michael’s Convent in Spokane, Washington.
July 24-30   Camp St. Philomena for girls at Mount St. Michael in Spokane, Washington
August 6-14   Ladies Retreat and Get-away at Mount St. Michael in Spokane, Washington
Oct. 12-16   Fatima Conference 2016: “Animam Pro Ovibus Ponere,” the episcopal motto of Bishop Mark A. Pivarunas, CMRI, whose 25th Anniversary of episcopal consecration occurs on September 24. The Fatima Conference will open with a celebration of His Excellency’s Silver Jubilee. To register online, use this form.

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 #160 cover    The Reign of Mary
CMRI’s quarterly magazine: (Subscribe)
*Due to circumstances beyond our control, Issue No. 160 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 is a superb rebuttal to those who insist that if the Sedevacantist position were true, it would mean that the gates of hell have prevailed against the Church and therefore Christ’s promise in Matthew 16:18 would be made void. Yet this is no more true than to say that the gates of hell prevailed when Christ died on the Cross. In fact, divinely-revealed prophecy indicates that at some point the Vicar of Christ (“he who now holdeth”) will be “taken out of the way” for a time — at the time ordained by God — in order to permit the mystery of iniquity to unfold and the “wicked one” (the antiChrist) revealed. And speaking of iniquity, the second feature article discusses Bergoglio’s promotion of the naturalism and a new religion of Man in his “Pope” videos. Don’t worry: you can breathe freely and find inspiration in the next article, which is the continuation of the life of Bishop Moises Carmona Rivera, in which this holy and zealous priest makes the difficult decision of accepting episcopal consecration in order to assure the apostolic succession and orthodoxy of the Faith. Next follows our Respice Stellam column, which includes a very unusual poem proving theologically the Immaculate Conception — unusual because it is composed by a demon by order of two priests who were exorcising an illiterate boy. The other usual columns follow, including a short biography of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini, a sermon for Paschaltide, an explanation of the Church’s decrees on liturgical music, and a soul-searching piece on the danger of tepidity in the religious life. World Watch stories: Papal Preacher Praises Protestant Reformation. Bergoglio Meets With Bishop Fellay. Lourdes Welcomes Gays. Francis: Contraception Permissible in Some Cases. Statue of “Homeless Jesus” Installed at Vatican. Poland Moving Toward Ban on All Abortions. And more... For a complete outline of articles, click here.

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Mater Dei Seminary’s free monthly newsletter: (Subscribe)
June 2016: Ordinations at Mater Dei Seminary: Fr. Timothy Geckle is ordained to the priesthood. Also Frater Francis Crawford receives the Diaconate, Frater Augustine Walz receives the Minor Order of Acolyte, and five seminarians receive Clerical Tonsure. Moral Theology: Proximate Matter of Baptism; How Soon Must Infants Be Baptized?

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Anima Mariae (Soul of Mary)
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Our Summer 2016 issue of the Anima Mariae is on its way! This one is a short issue, as we have very little time to work on it before going on our pilgrimage to Fatima. We are so excited! We leave early on the morning of June 7, and you can “follow” us on our pilgrimage at We still managed to collect a number of photos of our activities over the past few months, as well as our usual calendar of events. Upcoming novenas: Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Immaculate Heart of Mary (August 22). Our next issue: September.

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 an excerpt of Fr. Oswalt’s online interview explaining why he left the Conciliar Church and was ordained in the traditional Catholic rite. 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.