Conference: A New World of Mary - December 2020

‘Joy to the World’

Sunday 13 December 2020 at 19:00 GMT


‘At a time as near as possible to the feast of the Immaculate Conception a reunion of all the members shall be held……In addition to lighter items, there should be some addresses or papers of legionary interest……. It will surely be unnecessary to remind legionaries that formality must find no place there.’ (The Legion of Mary Handbook p. 175)

The annual reunion is an important event in the yearly Legion calendar. Like all annual Legion events, the annual reunion is held at a specific time of the year; near to the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, during the season of Advent. It is an opportunity for members to mix and chat in a relaxed informal atmosphere; to pray and sing and laugh; and to be edified and uplifted by a well-presented talk, as all prepare for the celebration of The Nativity of Our Lord.

The fifth Zoom conference in the series ‘A New World of Mary’ will be held on December 13th at 7pm.

This is the third Sunday of Advent also known as Gaudete Sunday or Joyful Sunday. Hence the title chosen for the conference is ‘Joy to the World’. In the spirit of the annual reunion, this conference will include ‘…lighter items and some addresses or papers of legionary interest.’

It promises to be an interesting mix of poetry, art, music and chat. The Rosary and Legion prayers will be recited and there will be some quiet time for Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament.

Guest speakers at the next Mary conference include Fr. John Harris O.P and Fr. Brendan Walsh. The Holy Family Mission will provide the music.

He [St. Francis] ‘sang to himself and to God songs of joy in his heart’ (Felder: The Ideals of St. Francis of Assisi, from The Legion of Mary Handbook p. 175).

Zoom Meeting ID: 843 8477 2265

Meeting Password: 545618

Sunday 13 December at 19:00 GMT