The Legion of Mary follows a structure based on the original organization from Dublin Ireland.
The most basic structure in the Legion is the Praesidium, a group of Legionaries from the same parish or organization who meet with each other on a weekly basis.
Individual Praesidia may either form part of a Curia that would report to the Comitium on their behalf or report to the Comitium directly.
The Comitium, in turn, must report to a higher level regional group, such as a Senatus.
The ultimate authority in the Legion of Mary is the Concilium, which is an international council located in Ireland.
The Chain of Command for Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts:
The Concilium Legionis
The Boston Senatus is the regional council for the New England area. It reports to the Concilium Legionis.
The Providence Comitium is responsible for all Praesidia and Curia in Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts. It reports to the Boston Senatus.
Officers of the Providence Comitium:
- Diocesan Spiritual Director: Rev. Raymond Luft
- President: Edward Gallagher
- Vice President: Tom Barber
- Secretary: Dorothy Wiencis
- Treasurer: Kathleen Hook
- Ecclesial Authority: Most Rev. Thomas Tobin, Bishop of Providence
The Cranston Curia, New Bedford Curia, and Spanish Curia are local councils which report to the Providence Comitium.
Officers of the Cranston Curia:
- President: Robert Leonard
- Vice President: Barbara Dwyer
- Secretary: Lourdes Fitzgerald
- Treasurer: Jim Nicastro
Officers of the New Bedford Curia:
- Please check for updates on officers soon…
Officers of the Spanish Curia:
- President: Elvira Alonso
- Vice President: Elsie Pereira
- Secretary: Leticia Garcia
- Treasurer: Maria Tejada
The Providence Comitium and each of its related Curia are responsible for a number of individual Praesidia groups that report directly to their councils.
For a list of the Praesidia reporting to the Providence Comitium by area, please visit https://thelegionofmaryri.com/2019/06/23/about-2/