The Legion of Mary

The Legion of Mary was founded in Dublin, Ireland on 7 September 1921. It is a lay catholic organisation whose members are giving service to the Church on a voluntary basis in almost every country.
legionThe objective of the Legion of Mary is the glory of God through the holiness of its members developed by prayer and active co-operation in Mary’s and the Church’s work.
A group of members of the Legion of Mary is called a praesidium. The Praesidium holds a weekly meeting involving time for prayer, teaching and reports on the work of the Legion.
St Mochta’s praesidium meet every Thursday at 7.30pm in the Parish Centre. If you feel called to this ministry in the church, please contact one of the members of our praesidium or contact Fr John Daly.

The Work of the Legion

The Legion sees as its priority the spiritual and social welfare of each individual. The members participate in the life of the parish through visitation of families, the sick, both in their homes and in hospitals and through collaboration in every apostolic and missionary undertaking sponsored by the parish.

“Every legionary is required to carry out a weekly apostolic work in the spirit of faith and in union with Mary. “For all states of the laity the perfect example of spiritual and apostolic life is the most Blessed Virgin Mary, Queen of Apostles, who while leading the life common to all here on earth, one filled with family concerns and labours, was always intimately united with her Son and in an entirely unique way co-operated in the work of the Saviour . . . All should devoutly venerate her and commend their life and apostolate to her maternal care”.

(Vatican II: Decree on the Apostolate of the Laity)

Auxilary Membership

This membership is open to Priests, Religious and lay people who wish to associate themselves with the Legion by undertaking a service of prayer in its name. For further information visit the Legion of Mary website.

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