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 world is longing for such joy – true joy. In his Apostolic Exhortation on Christian Joy,8 written in the Holy Year of 1975, Pope Paul VI wrote words as relevant today as they were then: ‘Technological society has succeeded in multiplying the opportunities for pleasure, but it has great difficulty in generating joy.’
The Church holds the formula for this true joy. We have something wonderful to bring to the world. It is a message which is not only true, but joyful. It is a message the world badly needs to hear, and the time is right.
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.