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 2017 Concilium Meeting by Fr. Bede McGregor OP

07 September 2017

What is Holiness?

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Last month we reflected on the universal call to holiness which is a fundamental teaching of the Church and therefore of the Legion. To the

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Election of Concilium Assistant Treasurer

03 August 2017

Election of Concilium Assistant Treasurer

An election took place for Assistant Treasurer of Concilium. Nominations were taken and Alice Creaton was proposed and seconded for this office. As there

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Concilium Bulletin August 2017

07 September 2017

UNITED STATES, CANADA AND WEST INDIES

Boston Senatus: An attached praesidium has 13 members and 20 auxiliaries. These do visitation of homes and hospitals, accompany the priest on house blessings,

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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