The Legion of Mary was founded by Frank Duff in Ireland in 1921 and has grown into the largest lay apostolic organization in the Catholic Church with over 3 million active members worldwide. The object of the Legion of Mary is the glory of God through holiness of its members developed by prayer, active co-operation and advancing the reign of Christ.
Membership consists of active members and auxiliary members. The active members say daily prayers, meet weekly for 1.5 hours on Thursday evenings from 6:30-8:00pm in the parish hall, room 225. In addition, active members (in teams of 2) perform 2 hours of apostolic work each week. These works are done throughout the week (schedule is flexible) and consist of visiting the homebound, residential care facilities, delivering the Pilgrim Virgin Statue to families of the parish, teaching CCD and RCIA, distributing Catholic literature and rosaries, and taking a census of the St. Mary parish. Auxiliary members say daily prayers.
Our Blessed Mother has promised many graces and gifts on the legionaries including the gifts of learning the Catholic faith, sacrifice, tithing, friendship, and future blessings.
For more information, contact Karen Forrey at: (619) 300-7606.