O Mary, conceived without sin. Pray for us who have recourse to you.
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The Legion of Mary is a lay catholic organisation whose members are giving service to the Church on a voluntary basis in almost every country.

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Allocutio at August 2015 Concilium Meeting by Fr. Bede McGregor OP

31 August 2015

Mary: Mother of Mercy

As we continue to prepare for the great Jubilee of Mercy, the Legion instinctively turns to Mary the Mother of Mercy. She is the God given guide and companion to all of us into

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Legion of Mary - CULTURE NIGHT - 18 September 2015

10 September 2015

You are invited to visit us for
guided tours, tea and music
at the Legion Headquarters and Frank Duff’s House,
Morning Star Avenue, Brunswick Street.

Myra House, 100 Francis Street
will also welcome

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Concilium Bulletin - August 2015

31 August 2015


Boston Senatus: The Sancta Maria Hostel has been gifted to the Archdiocese enabling the Senatus to focus on extension of the Legion. Rutland praesidium organise the

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The Legion of Mary, founded four decades before the Second Vatican Council, seems to me to incorporate some of the beautiful insights, teachings and directives of this Council on collaboration between priests and laity.

A word of this fine organization will bring our reflections to a conclusion. The Legion of Mary handbook and practice spell out that the priest spiritual director is expected to supply doctrinal and spiritual orientation to the praesidium or other council.

He gives the members God's blessing. He is their link with the Bishop with whom ecclesial communion is appreciated as important. The lay people guide and direct the Legion of Mary. They chair it and run it. They see, judge, act. They assess situations, assign work and discuss reports on work done. They make direct approach to people. They are not shy to share the faith with those who are ready and willing. They learn to overcome human respect and to evangelize. They listen to the allocution of the priest who gives them spiritual and theological nourishment which animates and nourishes their apostolate.

The Legion of Mary balances prayer and work. This is clear even in the order of events at a praesidium meeting. Long before Vatican II, the Legion incorporated some of its best directives on the different but complementary roles of priests and lay faithful.
His Eminence, Francis Cardinal Arinze, Retired Prefect, Congregation for Divine Worship, Vatican