I myself am utterly convinced of the necessity of the priest if the laity are to function properly. I think the Church is fully alive only when the priest and laity work together. To encourage the laity, to help them to gain knowledge of their religion, to mobilise and to lead them in the apostolic work of the Church, that is what the priest means to the lay apostolate.
Dr. Finola Kennedy, Economist
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.