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.
Mary is a living, and willing, instrument in God’s hands; in fact, it is her very will which accomplishes God’s work. The Angel’s greeting to her, in Latin, is ave, a word which contains in reverse order the letters of the name Eva, Eve.5 Mary is summoned to reverse the refusal of our first parents to be the joyful servants of God; and by doing so, by her fiat, she allows the Saviour to be born. This is the primary sense in which she is the cause of our joy. 5 Mutans Hevae nomen, as the hymn Ave maris Stella puts it.
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.