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Guidelines for Legion Websites
Approved by Concilium at the December 2005 meeting

1. No commercial advertising permitted - never make use of so called "free" sites

2. Opening page should identify website as belonging to Legion of Mary (use Vexillum or Tessera or both) and the name.

3. National flags should not be included in the website.

4. Opening page should include the name of the council and say whether Senatus, Regia, Comitium, Curia or Praesidium.

5. The higher Councils should oversee the contents of any Legion websites in their area.

6. Legion website addresses should be notified to the next highest council.

7. Content of website should be reviewed regularly and should be looked at as part of the visitation of a council. The site should bear reference to the most recent update.

8. Legion Prayers should be included on the website.

9. Include items about the Servant of God Frank Duff, Venerable Edel Quinn, the Servant of God Alfie Lambe along with local news and events.

10. The work of legionaries in sensitive areas of the world should never be referred to in a Legion website.

11. Links may be made to other dedicated websites which comply with these guidelines

12. Care should be taken in regard to other links since the Legion has no control over their contents.

13. Personal addresses or contact information should not appear on Legion websites.

14. Remember to preserve the confidentiality of people and not to publish their photographs without their consent

15. Have in place a procedure for the updating of the site at regular intervals and to remove dated content

16. It is better not to make use of number counters on the web page itself as it can be counterproductive e.g. one website boasted 425 hits in 15 years

17. Have a procedure in place whereby e-mail arising from the website is responded to promptly in a supervised way

18. The use of gimmicks is not recommended

19. Do not make use of the web page to harvest e-mail addresses - people resent unsolicited e-mail and in many countries it is illegal to issue it

20. For the same reason never participate in the generation of spam

21. Remember to respect the law in relation to copyright

22. Keep your system safe. Remember to have anti virus software installed and to update it regularly. It is best to make use of software that automatically checks for and installs its own updates whenever you connect to the Internet

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It is easy to forget about the Holy Spirit, perhaps because it is hard to picture him. We have the image of the dove, of course, which surmounts the Legionary vexillum. But Mary is also given to us as the human icon of the Spirit. In her we see someone who has let the Spirit enter into her life so as to make her fruitful in an extraordinary way.

We should never look at Mary without thinking of the Spirit and what he can do in our lives also, if we let him, if we say yes. In these days we ask the Holy Spirit to come on us afresh. We ask him to make us, like Mary, receptive to God’s will and grace.

We ask him to fill us, as he filled her, with the joy of salvation. As the Holy Spirit made Mary the cause of our joy, may he make us all, both priests and laity, humble apostles of that joy.
Fr. Gerard Deighan, Lecturer in Scripture