MISSION OF THE ASSOCIATION

 

"The Military Association of Our Lady of Victories is a lay association of the faithful, whose members cooperate to support the practice of the Roman Catholic Faith among serving members of Her Majesty’s Armed Forces and their families. Its members strive to inspire their comrades in the Faith, and draw spiritual nourishment from the Church and the Sacraments, offering up their sufferings and persevering together in the universal call to holiness."

Membership of the Association

Membership is of three types: Associate, Ordinary and Devotional.
Associate membership
  • Is ecumenical, and open to any who support the mission of the Association.

  • Associate Members may include retired service personnel, emergency services personnel, as well as Civil Servants and other civilians.

  • Groups can also apply for Associate Membership, gaining the right to use the Association's emblem.

  • Associate Members are encouraged to join the Association's Prayer Community, and are encouraged to join the rest of the Association in praying for all the Members daily, and the Rosary at least weekly.

 

Ordinary Membership
  • Is open to serving members of Her Majesty’s Armed Forces and their immediate families. 

  • Ordinary Members must have been Baptised, affirm the Nicene Creed, believe and profess all that the Holy Church believes, teaches, and proclaims to be revealed by God, and not under pain of canonical censure. 

  • Ordinary Members are encouraged to join the Association's Prayer Community, and are encouraged to join the rest of the Association in praying for all the Members daily, and the Rosary at least weekly.

  • An Ordinary Member becomes an Associate member on retirement from Regular or Reserve service.

 
Devotional membership
  • Has the same requirements as Ordinary Membership, with the additional requirement that Devotional Members have a common prayer life. 

  • Devotional Membership is distinctive by their sharing regular spiritual exercises, and a Devotional Member will become an Ordinary Member if they cease to pursue the spiritual commitments.

  • On enrollment,  a Devotional Member will be given an Association Rosary.

  • If a Devotional Member dies the Association shall guarantee a Requiem Mass is said for them.  

  • To sanctify their lives and their work, they commit to:

 

1. Make a morning offering.

2. Pray before meals.

3. Offer evening prayers for all Members of the Association, for the Ordinary, and for the Pope..​

4. Honour the patronage of Our Lady of Victories by praying the Rosary daily if possible and at least weekly.

5. Regularly offer up the sufferings of service life for the holy souls in purgatory.

 

  • Additionally, Devotional Members are encouraged to confess their sins to a priest at least quarterly.

Apply to Join
Once your Membership application has been accepted, The Military Association of Our Lady of Victories will store your details and use them to send you an enrollment card and Rosary (if applicable), as well as news and updates as needed. Your details will be kept secure, and will not be shared with any third party (see our Privacy Policy for more details). If you no longer wish to be a member, please contact us at any time.
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Our Lady will return  to England."

- Pope Leo XIII