There is currently one Legion of Mary praesidia serving a local Rhode Island nursing home.
Our Lady of the Holy Trinity Praesidum is dedicated to the residents of the Jeanne Jugan Residence for the Elderly Poor in Pawtucket, RI.
The praesidium consists of 8 active members and 8 auxilliary members. They were led by resident and Spiritual Director retired Bishop Ernest B. Boland, RIP.
While their membership has fluctuated over the past three years, members are very active, on a daily basis, at the residence. They hold their weekly meetings on Tuesday at 9:30 am on the 4th floor parlor. Legionaries lead the Rosary on the 2nd and 3rd floors daily where the less ambulatory residents reside. They also lead and promote the Rosary and evening prayer services in the chapel 7 days a week !
They bring the handicapped residents to Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament on First Fridays and visit the residence Fatima statue for prayer. Legionaries also help to bring the residents to daily mass. They distribute rosaries to anyone who needs them for private use as well as for rosary services and you can frequently find them approaching residents in order to find new members.
Currently, they are in process of getting 2 Portugese members as soon as the Portugese language handbooks arrive with Tesseras!