Legion of Mary
The Legion of Mary is an association of Catholic laity who serve the Church on a voluntary basis. We welcome new members – men and women – to come to any meeting and learn about the Blessed Mother and the treasures of our faith in Christ and His Church.
Legion of Mary meets every Tuesday at 12:30pm in Room 121 behind the church in the meeting room.
What is the Legion of Mary?
The Legion of Mary is an international association of practicing Catholic men and women. With the sanction of the Church and under the powerful Leadership of Mary Immaculate, Legion members serve in the warfare perpetually waged by the Church against the forces of evil. What are the aims of the Legion?
The Legion’s aims are to:
- Increase the personal holiness of its members through the imitation of the virtues of Mary.
- Foster a deeper appreciation for Mary’s role in our salvation.
- Undertake various apostolic works under the direction of a parish priest.
What must one do to be a member?
There are two types of membership – active and auxiliary. Active members meet once per week for prayer and discussion. They perform two hours of apostolic work each week in pairs.
Auxiliary members recite the Rosary daily for the intentions of our Blessed Mother and the prayers contained in the Legion’s prayer leaflet called the “Tessera”.
Benefit of Legion Membership
- Fulfilling God’s command in Matthew 25: “Whatever you do to the least of my brethren you do to me.”
- Fulfilling the beatitudes through spiritual works of mercy.
- Receiving weekly spiritual formation.
- Being God’s instrument to bring souls back to him.
- Growing in personal sanctification.
Works of the Legion
- Visiting the sick in nursing homes and hospitals.
- Participating in peaceful prayer vigils at abortion facilities.
- Organizing home enthronements of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.
- Conducting classes to deepen the understanding of Catholic teachings.
- Visiting parish families on behalf of the priest (including lapsed Catholics).
- Engaging in door-to-door visitation.
- Conducting Catholic outreach efforts at festivals and public meetings.
- Participating in prison ministries. Supporting Eucharistic A