The Legion of Mary Child Safeguarding Policy aims to do everything
possible to provide a safe environment for children and young people
where they are cherished and encouraged to become involved in the life
of our Church.
There is a philosophical maxim which states that goodness is diffusive of itself, that is, goodness always wants to spread itself, to communicate itself to others. The very same can be said of that particular form of goodness which we call joy.
No scene from the Bible better illustrates this than the Visitation. Mary, having conceived the joy of the world, cannot stay at home; she must go in all haste to visit her cousin Elizabeth. And so palpable is Mary’s joy, expressed in her greeting to Elizabeth – the greeting we may presume was none other than chaire, ‘rejoice’ – that even the child in Elizabeth’s womb could sense it, and leapt for joy.
Deep within her own womb Mary bore the Son of God; but in her voice, and on her face, she radiated the joy he brought her.
The Legion of Mary is a lay apostolic association of Catholics who, with the sanction of the Church and under the powerful leadership of Mary Immaculate, Mediatrix of All Graces, serve the Church and their neighbour on a voluntary basis in about 170 countries. With the approval and support of the Popes and a great many Bishops, Priests and Religious, as well as the prayers and efforts of legionaries, the Legion, by the grace of God, has grown into a worldwide organisation with several million members.