Congregation of Mary Immaculate Queen (CMRI)

The priests, Brothers, and Sisters of the Religious Congregation of Mary Immaculate Queen (CMRI) are dedicated to the preservation of the Roman Catholic Faith, as it has been taught for 2,000 years, and to the living and spreading of the message of Our Lady of Fatima. To this end they engage in various apostolates, including parish work, teaching, editing and publishing Catholic literature, and performing missionary work throughout the world, all in the spirit of St. Louis Marie de Montfort’s Total Consecration to the Blessed Virgin Mary. 

Since 1967, young men and women have left all to follow Jesus Christ in this Congregation. They live religious life as it had always been traditionally practiced in the Catholic Church prior to the radical changes introduced into most communities after the Second Vatican Council: the vows of poverty, chastity and obedience, love for the Holy Rule, silence and community life, including common prayer.

“The general object proposed to those who enter our Congregation is to serve God and to acquire personal sanctity by the observance of the three simple vows and of these Constitutions and Rules” (Chapter VIII of the Holy Rule). This striving for personal holiness remains the object for which the Congregation was founded and for which all religious communities exist. It is by living and spreading the message of Fatima and the Catholic Faith in its entirety that the members of the Congregation of Mary Immaculate Queen hope to fulfill their end and purpose: the glory of God and the salvation of souls.”