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Legion of Mary


The Legion of Mary is a worldwide Catholic lay apostolate dedicated to personal sanctification and evangelization of people. Evangelization consists of weekly assignment given by the president or the spiritual director.

The Legion of Mary started in Dublin, Ireland, September 7 1921. The legion has increased its apostolic work extensively since its origin. The legion works under the guidance of the spiritual director (when available) to extend the knowledge and presence of Christ to all. Every possible effort is used to reach souls.

Any practicing Catholic in good standing may belong to the Legion of Mary. There are two categories of members:

1. Active – explained below.

2. Auxiliary – daily recitation of the Rosary and Legion prayers.


1. To increase the personal holiness of its members through the imitation of the virtues of Mary.

2. To foster a deeper devotion to Mary among the people.

3. To undertake various apostolic work.

4. To attend a weekly meeting.

5. To recite daily the Legion prayer (catena).

6. To perform a substantial assign apostolic work weekly; door to door visitation, hospital visitation, communion to the sick,             apostolate to the crowd.

7. To pray the rosary, read scriptures and sing hymns.



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