The Spirit of the Legion

“The spirit of the Legion of Mary is that of Mary herself. Especially does the Legion aspire after her profound humility, her perfect obedience, her angelical sweetness, her continual prayer, her universal mortification, her altogether spotless purity, her heroic patience, her heavenly wisdom, her self- sacrificing courageous love of God, and above all her faith, that virtue which has in her alone been found in its utmost extent and never equalled. Inspired by this love and faith of Mary, her Legion essays any and every work and ‘complains not of impossibility, because it conceives that it may and can do all things.'” (Imitation of Christ, Book 3:5)

“The perfect model of this apostolic spiritual life is the Blessed Virgin Mary, Queen of Apostles. While on earth her life was like that of any other, filled with labours and the cares of the home; always, however, she remained intimately united to her Son and cooperated in an entirely unique way in the Saviour’s work . . . Everyone should have a genuine devotion to her and entrust his life to her motherly care.” (AA 4) – Vatican II

The Handbook – CHAPTER 3 SPIRIT OF THE LEGION