Founder of the Legion of Mary, Frank Duff was born in Dublin, Ireland, on June 7, 1889. He entered the Civil Service at the age of 18. At 24 he joined the Society of St. Vincent de Paul where he was led to a deeper commitment to his Catholic faith…
One day in 1937 a Dutch priest was driving an Irish girl to a Legion of Mary meeting some miles from his mission in Africa. They came to a river in such flood that the bridge across it could not even be seen. He was about to turn back when the…
The Servant of God, Alphonsus Lambe, (known as Alfie) was born in Tullamore, Ireland on the feast of St. John the Baptist, Friday, 24th June 1932, during the International Eucharistic Congress in Dublin. Like St. John he was a precursor - the…
All forms of evangelisation should aim at leading others to discover the joy which is found in Christ, the joy of our faith. In response to the spiritual poverty afflicting so many of our contemporaries and to the fundamental questions which everyone must face about meaning, life and happiness, we must help others to see where true joy lies.
The task of evangelisation must aim at communicating that only in Christ do we find true joy, only in him do we find the truth and love that gives life meaning and makes it worth living. As the Holy Father says: “There is nothing more beautiful than to be surprised by the Gospel, by the encounter with Christ. There is nothing more beautiful than to know him and to speak to others of our friendship with him.”
By doing this, we are performing a service to joy, “to God’s joy which longs to break into the world”.(Homily at the Mass for the Inauguration of the Pontificate, 24 April 2005.)
Monsignor Joseph Murphy, Secretariate of State, Vatican
Legion of Mary Child Safeguarding Policy
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.
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.