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.
What is the apostolate about which we are talking? There is but a single apostolate, a single central purpose to the Church, to bring the Gospel to every person. Immediately before his Ascension, in what has been called his last will and testament, Christ said to his disciples, ‘Go into all the world and proclaim the good news to all creation’(Mk 16:15).
The knowledge of Christ and the call to personal sanctification are to be brought to all. When Christ said all, he meant all. The fruit of his Passion must not be wasted.
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.