Legion of Mary

  • Do you want to learn more about your Catholic Faith?
  • Do you want to deepen your prayer life?
  • Do you want to develop close Catholic friendships?
  • Do you want to grow closer to Jesus and His Mother?
  • Come as a guest to a Legion of Mary meeting.  There's no obligation.

The LEGION of MARY

WHAT IS IT?

The largest apostolic organization of lay people in the Catholic Church with well over 2 million active members in most every country of the world.  In 1991 the Legion celebrated its 70th anniversary worldwide.  It has been active in the United States since 1931, has been approved by the last 6 popes and was endorsed by the Second Vatican Council.

WHAT DOES IT DO?

It makes its members better Catholics, first of all, through a balanced program of prayer and service in union with the Holy Spirit as He operates through Mary, Mother of the Church.  Works include door-to-door evangelization, parish visitation projects, youth work and other spiritual needs of the parish and community.  It gives Catholics from 8 years up an opportunity to do something positive for the Church while at the same time deepening their spiritual life and stregthening their Catholic Faith.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

Members meet together once a week for prayer, planning and discussion in a family setting; they do a couple of hours of definite work each week in pairs and under the guidance of a Spiritual Director.

WHO CAN BELONG?

No one - for the first three months!  There is an easing in period so you can see how work or family obligations blend with the tried and proven system of the Legion.  Any Catholic, young, not-so-young, single, married, retired, who would like to draw closer to Jesus and His Mother is welcome to give it a try.

HOW DO I START?

By being a guest at a meeting.  You are invited to come and see the Legion from the inside.  And you can go as a guest on one of the work assignments with an experienced member if you wish.  You won't need a lot of talent, or great intelligence or even a feeling of being capable!  What you will need is a willingness to sacrifice a little of your time and energy for the greatest reason in the world: your love of God?

RISEN CHRIST LEGION OF MARY

Meeting Day:    Thursday

Meeting Time:  9:30 am

Meeting Place:  Room 1 at Risen Christ Catholic Church

For more information contact the Parish office, 208-362-6584.