The Legion of Mary is a worldwide organization of Catholic men and women who offer their services to their pastor to aid him in performing spiritual works of mercy in th eparish. The aim of the legion is to increase personal holiness of its memners through the imitation of the virtues of Mary. It was founded in Dublin, Irealan in 1921 by Frank Duff. Our praesidium at St. Dominic Church was started 34 years ago and has continued by loyal parishioners.
The Handbook, the official guide found in the hands of every active Legionary, is followed by all. The Legion does not requie persons of talent but rather persons with generous and willing hearts. A meeting is held every wing consisting about an hour and a half. It is a mixture of devotion and discussions of the work done. Then assignments are given for the next week.
Some of the works done are visiting the sick and aged in nursing homes and in their own homes. Reciting the Rosary at various nursing homes, console the sick, and encourage non-practicing Catholicsto return to the Church.
You can be an auxiliary member, which is very important, by praying the Rosary and reading the "Tessera" each day.
If you would like to know more about the Legion please call Betty Ann Hughes at 330 758 7234