Legion of Mary
The Legion of Mary is an association of Catholic men and women, active and auxiliary members, who, with the sanction of the Church and under the powerful leadership of Mary Immaculate, Mediatrix of all Graces, have formed themselves into a Legion, Mary's army, uniting us in service and prayer against the evil powers of the world, and strengthening us in faith and love of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
The Legion of Mary was founded in Dublin, Ireland on 7 September 1921. It is a lay catholic organization whose members continue to service the Church on a voluntary basis in almost every country in the world.
The object 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.
The unit of the Legion of Mary is called a praesidium, which holds a weekly meeting, where prayer is intermingled with reports and discussion. Persons who wish to join the Legion must apply for membership in a Praesidium.
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.
The St. Bernadette praesidium of the Legion of Mary began meeting in the Fall of 2011. The group meets weekly on Monday evenings at 7:00 PM in the Parish Center.
Contact Jessica Mathis at 602-3017395 for additional information or to inquiry about membership.