Legion of Mary History and Mission:
The Legion of Mary is the largest apostolic organization of lay people in the Catholic Church with well over three million active members in almost every country of the world. The main purpose of the Legion of Mary is to give glory to God through the sanctifiction of its members. It has been active in the United States since 1931 and has not changed it system since its founding in 1921.
Sancta Maria Mater Dei Praesidium was founded by Fr. Longua in 2010. New members are welcome and interested persons are invited to check us out. Additional details are found on the bulletin board.
The Legion meets Tuesdays at 5:45pm in the Little Therese Room in the Mater Dei School building. Meetings last approximately 60 minutes.
What does it do?
Members become instruments of the Holy Spirit through a balanced program of prayer and service. The Legion is, in essence, an extension of the heart and hands of the pastor. Legionary service is based on the doctrine of the Mystical Body of Christ and draws inspiration from the True Devotion to Mary, as taught by St. Louis Marie de Montfort. United in faith with Mary’s love for Jesus, legionaries aim to recognize and serve the person of our Lord in all those whom they meet. The Legion seeks to work in close union with the priest, to whom it looks for formation and spiritual guidance and for whom it aspires to be an effective apostolic instrument.
How does it work?
Members meet weekly for prayer, planning, and discussion. Then, working in pairs: visitation of families, the sick and the lonely, and helping with other parish activities are ways in which legionaries participate in the life of the parish. The Legion encourages living the faith on a deeper level and sharing the faith with others as important elements of their work.
For More Information:
Contact Renee Krake at sanctamariamaterdeilom