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Visit to the United States
November 2017


Annette and Raymond Mulrooney visited San Francisco Senatus and Sacramento Comitium on behalf of Concilium from 6th to 26th September 2017.
Their first major engagement was in Santa Clara Convention Center for a Conference to give talks to a gathering of 800 legionaries. The Conference started with Fr. Goode, Spiritual Director of the Senatus welcoming everyone to the event. Raymond gave the opening address on, ‘Winning Souls for Christ the Fatima Way.’ After lunch the Spanish junior legionaries put on a wonderful play on the Fatima story and a dance display.
The visitors next attended the workshop for the Spanish Curia and did a question and answer session, after which Annette gave an address on, ‘The Art of Home Visitation and Crowd Contact.’

During their stay in Sacramento Annette and Raymond were received by the Chancellor of Sacramento Diocese and the Vicar of Clergy, spending much time discussing the Legion both in the Diocese and worldwide. This Diocese is one and a half times the size of Ireland.
The visitors were taken on long road trips to many councils and praesidia, covering 2,000 miles where they received a wonderful welcome from dedicated legionaries everywhere. They were also interviewed by IH Catholic Radio and the Catholic Herald for almost an hour in each case.
On completion of this extraordinary 20 days in San Francisco and Sacramento Annette and Raymond said they came away with a new insight into and appreciation of the work and dedication of the Legion family in this part of the world.

They asked for prayers for the dead and missing and those left homeless in the devastation caused by the forest fires in Northern California.

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