Legion of Mary

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The Legion of Mary is one of the largest apostolic organizations of lay people in the Catholic Church, with well over 3 million active members in almost every country of the world.  The Legion has been active in the United States since 1931, has been approved by the last 6 Popes, and was endorsed by the Second Vatican Council.  The main purpose of the Legion of Mary is the glory of God through the holiness of its members developed by prayer and active apostolic work.

Members become instruments of the Holy Spirit through a balanced program of prayer and service.  Works done by members include door-to-door evangelization, new parishioner visitation, visitation of the sick or aged, shut-ins and the bereaved, religious education, home enthronement of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary, and meeting the other spiritual needs of the parish community.  Legionaries are under the guidance of a Spiritual Director named by the Pastor.

Active members meet each week for an hour and a half.  Working in pairs, members perform two hours of assigned work each week under the guidance of the Spiritual Director.  Auxiliary Members support the work of the active members by praying daily the Holy Rosary and the Legion prayers.

Please come visit us to see if this is what Our Lady may be calling you to do for Her and Her Son.    The St. Lawrence Legion of Mary–Our Lady of Mercy Praesidium—meets each Tuesday evening at 7:30 PM in Hammond Hall.

For more information, please contact us using the “Contact this Ministry” box to the right.  For more general information about the Legion of Mary, please visit their website by clicking here.


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