Legion of Mary

MaryStainedGlassThe object of the Legion of Mary is the glory of God through the holiness of its members developed by prayer and active cooperation, under ecclesiastical guidance, in Mary’s and the Church’s work of crushing the head of the serpent and advancing the reign of Christ.

The Legion of Mary is a universal organization.  Its’ members are a group of men and women who for the love of Mary, and the love of fellow man, and under her guidance, visit the sick, the shut-ins, the imprisoned, and seek the lost sheep.

The legionaries are called to an apostolic life.  “From the fact of their union with Christ the head, flows the laymen’s right and duty to be apostles.  Inserted as they are in the mystical body of Christ by baptism and strengthened by the power of the Holy Spirit in confirmation, it is by the Lord himself that they are assigned to the apostolate.  If they are consecrated a kingly priesthood and a holy nation (cf 1 Pet. 2:4-10), it is in order that they may in all their actions offer spiritual sacrifices and bear witness to Christ all the world over.  Charity, which is, as it were, the sole of the whole apostolate, is given to them and nourished in them by the sacraments, the Eucharist above all.”

The Legion of Mary meets every Monday, from 5:15 P.M. to 6:15 P.M., in the Parish Center (Legion Room, second floor).  For additional information, call Rosa Beasley at 656-1841.  Please join us.