The Mission of the Immaculate Mediatrix Movement (MIM) is a Roman Catholic public association of the faithful, definitively approved by the Church. The MIM is the apostolate of the Franciscans of the Immaculate (FI), a Roman Catholic religious institute of pontifical rite, comprised of friars, both priests and brothers, and an affiliated religious sisterhood. The essential charism the Franciscans of the Immaculate is to live and promote unlimited consecration to Mary, the Mother of God and Immaculate Mediatrix. The MIM is a spiritual movement which shares in this spirituality and discipline.
The Mission of the Immaculae Mediatrix was the inspiration of Father Stefano Maria Manelli, Founder of the Franciscans of the Immaculate, on September 8, 1990 on the occasion of his pilgrimage to the Holy House of Loreto in Italy. Both the religious institute of the Franciscans of the Immaculate and the public association of the faithful, live and promote unlimited consecration to the Immaculate after the example of St. Maximilian Maria Kolbe, Martyr of Auschwitz, and the great modern Marian aspostle. As a son of St. Francis and a spiritual child of St. Padre Pio, Father Manelli to lead many in this dedication to the Immaculate Mediatrix in fidelity to the magisterium and according to a path cut by the saints.