The Legion of Mary was founded in Dublin, Ireland on September 7,
1921. It is a lay Catholic organization whose members give spiritual
service to the Church on a voluntary basis in almost every country.

The object of the Legion of Mary is the glory of God through the
sanctification of its members developed by prayer, the sacraments,
devotion to Mary and the Trinity, and through its apostolate to the whole
world in active co-operation with Mary and the Church's spiritual works
of mercy.

The basic unit of the Legion of Mary is called a praesidium, which holds a
weekly meeting, and where prayer is intermingled with reports and
discussion. Persons who wish to join the Legion apply for membership in a

The Legion sees as its priority the spiritual and social welfare of each
individual. The members participate in the life of the parish through:

- Door to door evangelization
- Visitation of the sick, homebound, & imprisoned
- Serving as catechists  
- Home Enthronement of the Sacred Heart
- Pilgrim Virgin in homes
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and through collaboration in every apostolic and missionary undertaking
promoting the work of Christ and His church

Every legionary is required to carry out a weekly apostolic work in the
spirit of faith and in union with Mary.
“For all states of the laity the
perfect example of spiritual and apostolic life is the most Blessed Virgin
Mary, Queen of Apostles, who while leading the life common to all here on
earth, one filled with family concerns and labours, was always intimately
united with her Son and in an entirely unique way co-operated in the work
of the Saviour . . . All should devoutly venerate her and commend their
life and apostolate to her maternal care.”
(Vatican II: Decree on the Apostolate of the Laity)
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Diocese of Phoenix, A
Who is she that comes forth as the morning
rising, fair as the moon, bright as the sun,
terrible as an army set in battle array. Oh Mary,
conceived without sin, pray for us who have
recourse to you!
With grateful acknowledgement to Legion of Mary,
Ireland, Concilium for this information: and to legionismundi
for the Legion of Mary videos.
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Diocese of Phoenix Comitium
"The Legion of Mary presents the true face of the Catholic Church."
                                                -  Pope John XXIII
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What is the Legion of Mary?
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The Legion of Mary is the largest lay apostolate
in the
 world, with over  3 million  active members
& millions of additional auxiliary (praying) members
worldwide. The Legion of Mary has been approved
by seven popes.
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