Children of Mary Co-Workers

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The mission of Children of Mary is simple: to quench the Thirst of Jesus to be loved in the Most Blessed Sacrament and to share with EVERYONE the beauty of the Catholic Faith and the astounding reality that God is with us in the Holy Eucharist! Our mission is simple but it isn't easy! We live in perilous times in which sin is glamorized and truth is ignored; dignity is degraded and life is reduced to instant gratification. We are living in a battle, a fierce battle which requires a deep union with God, an authentic prayer life and the fortitude to seek holiness amidst a "corrupt and depraved generation."

You are invited to join us as a Co-Worker in this mission. All are welcome - men, women, young and old! Participation can range from simply uniting with us in prayer and adoration to various degrees of sharing in our active ministry which could include teaching Redemptive suffering in nursing homes; house to house evangelization; ministry at the soup kitchen or prisons; promoting Marian consecration; and promoting the love for Love Movement, an initiative responding to the infinite love of Jesus, Our Eucharistic King.

Formation Program

  • Attendance at monthly meeting
  • 1st Saturday OPEN DOORS - CLICK HERE

Study Requirements

  • Read & Study Constitutions of Co-Workers - CLICK HERE
  • One year of Formation Videos (about two per month) - CLICK HERE -
          -submission of written summary of each video
  • Completion of Fr. John Hardonís Basic Catechism Course - CLICK HERE
          -submission of copy of certificate

    To order Fr. John Hardonís Basic Catechism Course:
          Go to Marian Catechist page (click above)
          Click on Bookstore tab on top
          Then click on Father Hardon Catechism Courses & Catechetical Media on left

    Contact Information for Marian Catechist Apostolate:
          International Office of the Marian Catechist Apostolate
          P.O. Box 637
          La Crosse, WI 54602-0637
          (608) 782-0011

Book Requirements (submission of written summary of each)

  • Dominus Est - Bishop Athanasius Schneider - Click on title to order
  • I Will Think of Everything. You, Think Only of Loving Me - (available soon)
  • Dressing with Dignity - FOR WOMEN ONLY - Click on title to order

Prayer Requirements

  • Reverent attendance at daily Mass and reception of Holy Communion (if possible)
  • Consecration to Jesus through Mary
  • Loving Adoration of our Eucharistic Lord (at least 1 hour per week)
  • Daily Rosary
  • Family Prayer (for those married or raising families) and the practice of free, unconditional love beginning at home
  • Daily Prayers for Priests and for the universal enthronement of Jesus on the Altars of the world so that He will be loved and adored by all
  • The prayers contained in the Children of Mary Prayer Booklet are encouraged but only two are required daily. 1) The Consecration Prayer to Mary 2) The Prayer after Communion. CLICK HERE to download prayer book

Dress Code

When working in the name of Children of Mary Co-Workers, dress code is as follows:

  • MEN: loose fitting pants with modest shirt. No shorts, tank tops, T-shirts etc.
  • WOMEN: loose fitting long skirts (or dress), with high neck-line loose fitting shirt with sleeves at least to elbows.

Other Requirements

  • Prayerful discernment of limited use of television and internet

Application Forms

  • CLICK HERE for Application To Begin Formation As Children Of Mary Co-Worker
  • CLICK HERE for Application To Become A Children Of Mary Co-Worker