About the Legion of Mary Providence Comitium

The Legion of Mary can be found in over 40 parishes and Catholic schools in Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts. Each branch of the Legion of Mary is known as a “Praesidium.” A single parish can have several praesidia depending on the number of active Legionaries in the area and the demographics of the parish. Praesidia are commonly split by the language spoken by their members — both Spanish and Portugese praesidia can be found in Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts.

Beyond standard Legion praesidia, several parishes in the area host junior praesidia for Junior Legionaries between the ages of seven and seventeen.

Legion praesidia do not function merely on a parish level. Praesidia located within a central area are given the option to form a group called a “Curia,” and all legionary groups in RI and Southeastern Mass are overseen (either directly or indirectly) by the Providence Comitium.

Legionaries are active in hospitals, nursing homes, schools, at the cathedral and at parishes all throughout Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts. Feel free to contact us to learn where to find the Legion of Mary near you.

If you would like to learn more about the structure of the Legion of Mary, please click here:

Parishes with Active English-Speaking Praesidia

Providence, Johnston, E. Providence Area:

  • Holy Ghost Parish Federal Hill, Providence
  • Holy Name Parish, East Side, Providence
  • St. Charles Borromeo Parish, Providence
  • St. Pius V Parish, Providence
  • St. Rocco Parish, Johnston

Cranston, Coventry, Warwick, North Kingston, E. Greenwich, Portsmouth, Middletown Area:

  • Our Lady of Mercy (2, 1 Junior), E. Greenwich
  • Prout School (Junior) Wakefield
  • St. Anthony Parish, W. Warwick
  • St. Barnabas Parish, Portsmouth
  • St. Bernard Parish, N. Kingstown
  • St. Francis de Sales Parish, N. Kingstown
  • St. Kevin Parish, Warwick
  • St. Lucy Parish, Middletown
  • St. Mark Parish, Cranston (2)
  • St. Paul Parish, Cranston
  • St. Timothy Parish, Warwick
  • St. Vincent Parish, Coventry

Pawtucket, Central Falls Area:

  • Holy Family Parish, Pawtucket
  • Jeanne Jugan Residence, Pawtucket
  • St. John Paul II Parish, Pawtucket

Woonsocket, Pascoag, Chepachet Area:

  • St. Agatha/Precious Blood Parish, Woonsocket
  • St. Eugene Parish, Chepachet
  • St. Joseph Parish, Pascoag

Westerly Area

  • Immaculate Conception Parish, Westerly

Southeastern Massachusetts Area

  • List to follow

Parishes with Active Spanish- and Portuguese-Speaking Praesidia

Providence, Johnston, E. Providence Area:

  • Holy Ghost Parish Federal Hill, Providence (Spanish)
  • Blessed Sacrament Parish (Spanish)
  • St. Anthony Parish, Providence (Spanish)
  • St. Bartholomew Parish, Providence (Spanish)
  • St. Charles Borromeo Parish, Providence (Spanish)
  • St. Francis Xavier Parish, E. Providence (Portuguese)
  • St. Michael Parish, Providence (Spanish)
  • St. Patrick Parish, Providence (Spanish)

Pawtucket, Central Falls Area:

  • Holy Spirit Parish, Central Falls (Spanish)
  • Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, Pawtucket (Portuguese)
  • St. Anthony Parish, (Portuguese)
  • St. John the Baptist Parish, Pawtucket (Spanish)

Woonsocket Area:

  • All Saints Parish, Woonsocket (Spanish)