The Legion of Mary is a lay Catholic association whose members are giving service to the Church, on a voluntary basis, all over the world. It was founded in Myra House, Francis Street, Dublin, Ireland, on 7 September, 1921 by Frank Duff. At present, it has about 2,250,000 active members in over 160 countries.
Regular works for the Legion of Mary include door to door evangelization, nursing home visitation, visiting new parishioners and parish families with newly baptized babies, crowd contact and distributing Catholic literature, bringing the Pilgrim Virgin statue of the Blessed Mother to houses to consecrate them, and Enthronements of homes to the Sacred Heart of Jesus.
Another type of event is a Parish Evangelization Project, which is a one or two time event by legionaries from several parishes to evangelize a nearby parish. The Legion also staffs a booth at county fairs to answer questions from people who may want to know more about the Catholic Faith. All Legion works are approved by the parish pastor or spiritual director and in its entire works, the Legion works in obedience to the bishops and the parish priests. Works are typically done in pairs so that legionaries can learn from each other and encourage each other in service to Our Lord.
The Legion of Mary meets every Monday evening at 6pm in room 227 throughout the school year.
For more information, contact the Legion at [email protected].