Founder of the Legion of Mary, Frank Duff was born in Dublin, Ireland, on June 7, 1889. He entered the Civil Service at the age of 18. At 24 he joined the Society of St. Vincent de Paul where he was led to a deeper commitment to his Catholic faith…
One day in 1937 a Dutch priest was driving an Irish girl to a Legion of Mary meeting some miles from his mission in Africa. They came to a river in such flood that the bridge across it could not even be seen. He was about to turn back when the…
The Servant of God, Alphonsus Lambe, (known as Alfie) was born in Tullamore, Ireland on the feast of St. John the Baptist, Friday, 24th June 1932, during the International Eucharistic Congress in Dublin. Like St. John he was a precursor - the…
The basic principle of the True Devotion is to go to Jesus through Mary just as Jesus comes to us through Mary. The aim of the Legion therefore is to bring Mary to the world as the infallible means of winning the world to Jesus.
This presupposes a proper understanding of the God given role of Mary in the plan and execution of the work of redemption. Following on those principles Frank Duff passionately believed that real devotion to Mary obliges us to apostleship.
An important way of understanding the nature of all apostolate is by seeing it as a sharing in Mary’s maternal care of the mystical Body of Christ and indeed of all humankind.
Rev. Fr. Bede McGregor, O.P., Concilium Spiritual Director
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.