The over 2000-year-old history of the Church shows that the battle between the forces of good and evil has raged with various intensity in the Church at large and in individuals. The saints, in particular, have felt the impact more fully, thus confirming what St. Paul wrote to Timothy, that: “those who want to live piously in the Lord will suffer persecution” (2 Tm 3:12) and, in our case, persecution from the devil.
Take, for example, St. Patrick, who overcame so many difficulties and bore many sufferings in order to plant the Gospel in this country, and you are his heirs. And Jean-Marie Vianney, the saintly Curé of Ars, who led hundreds of thousands of persons to God through his ministry at the confessional and in the pulpit, but was tormented in different ways by Satan, especially when he wanted to rest for just a few hours at night.
His Eminence, Ivan Cardial Dias, Prefect, Congregation for the Evangelisation of Peoples, Vatican
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.