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 Praesidium.

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
- Book Barrow Catholic Information Stands to the Public

and through collaboration in every apostolic and missionary under
taking 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)
Legion of Mary
Diocese of Phoenix, Arizona
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:
http://www.legion-of-mary.ie/ and to legionismundi
for the Legion of Mary videos.
Legion of Mary
Diocese of Phoenix Comitium
"The Legion of Mary presents the true face of the Catholic Church."
                                              -  Pope John XXIII
What is the Legion of Mary?
Membership
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.