The Legion of Mary
Annunciation Orazio Gentileschi
St. William of York Catholic Church
The Ancilla Domini Praesidium of the Legion Of
Mary invites you to become a member.
The Legion of Mary is the largest world-wide organization of lay people in the Catholic Church will well over three million active members in almost every country in the world. It was founded in Dublin, Ireland in 1921 by Frank Duff and it has been active in the United States since 1931. It has been approved by the last six popes and was endorsed at the Second Vatican Council.
The Legion of Mary is an organization of Catholic men, women, and children, formed into an army for service in the spiritual warfare that the Church is perpetually waging against the forces of evil in the world. It provides an opportunity to do something meaningful and positive for the church while at the same time deepening one's spiritual life and strenghening one's catholic faith.
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. The Legion assists the pastor in such works as parish census, religious education, Pilgrim Virgin Statue visits, visiting nursing homes and the sick, and other spiritual needs. Legionaires are under the guidance of a spiritual director named by the pastor. Their efforts have led to invalid marriages being validated, baptisms, and people returning to the faith, as well as conversions.
How Does it Work?
Active Members meet once a week for prayer, planning, and discussion of work. Then, working in pairs, they perform two hours of work under the guidance of the spiritual director. Auxiliary Members attend no meetings, but are required daily to pray the Rosary and the Legion prayers contained in the Tessera which combine to about 20 minutes a day.
Won't You Join Us?
Be our Guest! Attend a meeting! We meet on
Thursdays at 7:00 pm in the Brent Room.
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