What is the Legion of Mary?
Founded in 1921 by a layman, Frank Duff, the Legion of Mary (www.legionofmary.ie) is the oldest lay apostolic organization in the Catholic Church. It has grown to also be the largest, now with 3 million Active Members spread across nearly every country in the world (and speaking many languages).
What do Active Legionaries do?
At the direction of Bishops and Priests and in the mission of the Church,
Active Legionaries perform assigned Spiritual Works of Mercy on a weekly basis as well as meet weekly, for prayer, spiritual development, and logistics.
At St. Theresa’s there are English and Spanish-speaking groups. For the English group, under the direction of Fr. Jose Tharayil, the works have taken the form of visiting Catholics in health-care facilities, bringing a pilgrim statue of Fatima to parish families, and making friendly contact with families in the area in door-to-door visits. Amazing “coincidences” have occurred in the course of the work – as examples, statue visitations have brought about conversions, healing, improvement in family situations, and at least 5 associated religious vocations – ask us to recount some of the events!
What do Auxiliary Members do?
Pray daily the rosary and “Catena” prayers for the fruitfulness (and “coincidences”) in the works of the Active Members.
What (briefly) is the spirituality of the Legion of Mary?
(From Pope St. John Paul II, Oct. 30, 1982, to a L.O.M. group) “Yours is an eminently Marian spirituality, […] above all because it bases its method of spirituality and apostolate on the dynamic principle of union with Mary, on the truth of the intimate participation of the Virgin Mary in the plan of salvation. In other words, you intend to render your service to every person, who is the image of Christ, with the spirit and the solicitude of Mary.”
Would you like to “come and see”?
Call Fred Stratton (832-638-3444) or Toni Osifo (713-530-6395). For a pilgrim statue come to your home, please call Bob Ried (281-491-6788) or Imelda Talictic (832-492-7857). For the Spanish group, call Estella Rodriguez (832-396-6071).