Crusaders of Mary


A Secular Institute of Pontifical Right committed with the new evangelization by pursuing the holistic education of young people.



​​Our mission is oriented to evangelize, through an incisive presence in all the secular realities.

FAMILY: We offer families a frame for evangelization oriented toward cultivating its genuine values.

​EDUCATION: Education, in all its stages, is our main apostolate since this contributes to the development of the new generations, to build and develop an authentic Christian civilization.

​CULTURE: The evangelization of the culture is key because in it the fate of humankind is at stake. It is “a demand of the culture and a demand of the faith” (Fr. Morales).

​WORK: The work is aimed at the development and promotion of the person and the search for common good. It is a quarry of sanctification for the Christian, and especially for the consecrated ones in the middle of the world.


Our spirituality is born from the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius and the rich contemplative life that flows from the Carmelites. We are an “Ignatian trunk with Carmelitan sap.” in the words of Fr. Morales.


CONSECRATED IN THE WORLD: The charism that Fr. Morales transmitted to us is characterized by seeking apostolic holiness in the midst of the world, living a spirituality of contemplation in action in imitation of Our Lady in the family of Nazareth.

What do we do in the Archdiocese of Washington territory?

In Washington we offer monthly silent retreats, Ignatian spiritual exercises, and spiritual direction to young ladies. We also collaborate in diocesan projects such as Apostolate on a Mission, the Young Adult retreats and teaching Sunday School in a Parish.

Contact information

Ana Maria Román

Web site information:

The Crusaders of Mary in DC

Hike with young ladies in Virginia

Rosary Vigil of the Immaculate Conception

Gatherings with families and friends