Coronavirus Updates:

The Legion has been highly active during this plague. Check with your local praesidium for developments.

The Coronavirus has profoundly affected us all. To see a typical catholic response page, check out the Facebook group, “Rhode Island Catholic Coronavirus.” You do not need Facebook to view the page. Just ignore any signup language.

Rhode Island catholic coronavirus: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1077290599311947

9 months ago
EWTN

Today is the feast day of Our Lady of Sorrows. The Mother of God had her heart pierced, and she is a comfort to us in our afflictions - ... See more

10 months ago
EWTN

Mother of Mercy, our life, our sweetness, and our hope!

https://www.ewtn.com/catholicism/teachings/marian-devotions-and-apparitions-137

#EWTN #Catholic #PrayforUs

10 months ago
Catholic Action for Faith and Family

Happy Feast Day of St. Dominic!

St. Dominic Pray for Us!

#catholic #feastday #StDominic

10 months ago
Scott Hahn

From my book, "Consuming the Word." God bless you!

10 months ago
EWTN

As Catholics, we dedicate the Month of August to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Now is a wonderful time to grow in devotion to the Blessed Mother! Start here - ... See more

10 months ago
EWTN

July 19 is the anniversary of Our Lady's appearance to St. Catherine Laboure, whom she commissioned to make known the Miraculous Medal.

For a retelling of this account: ... See more

11 months ago
Pray The Holy Rosary Daily

MOST SACRED HEART OF JESUS, HAVE MERCY ON US.
OUR LADY OF THE MOST HOLY ROSARY, INTERCEDE FOR US.
OUR LADY OF MOUNT CARMEL, PRAY FOR US.
ST. JOSEPH, HELP US AND PROTECT US.
JESUS, MARY AND JOSEPH, ... See more

« 1 of 7 »

The Core Works and Prayers of the Legion

The Legion of Mary has many activities and ways of prayer. Many of them are general Catholic Action like helping on bread lines, helping families, and joining in rosaries or holy hours organized by others. Some activities are specifically Legion and are core Legion activities. Starting new Praesidiums, Days of Evangelization, Street Evangelization, or distributing communion to the homebound are essential to the Legion. How do we decide whether a work or prayer is a core Legion activity? There is general agreement between all the praesidia and the curia and the upper counsels on core Legion activity, but it is not always written down. There has to be ongoing communication between the praesidium and the upper councils to find this agreement. Days of Evangelization have recently been presented and approved by the central Concilium. Other prayers and works have not yet been approved and are still in development. Still other works and prayers are dormant and some Legionaries are surprised to hear about them. The Legion is an ongoing work and prayer.

Legion Books and Pamphlets

We have covered spiritual books in the Legion tradition on the page “Further Reading”. The core of the Legion is a unique spirituality described in the Handbook and in the writings of Frank Duff, Legion priests and others. Please read

Mary Shall Reign – Frank Duff

Inside the Legion of Mary – Peffley

Insights of a Legion of Mary Priest – Lendacky

These pamphlets and little books are also important:

Can We Be Saints? – Frank Duff

The DeMontfort Way – Frank Duff

Gems of Wisdom – Frank Duff

Talks to Legionaries – Fr. Ripley

Jubilee Talks to Legionaries – Fr. Ripley

Please subscribe to “Maria Legionis” from the Philadelphia Senatus, and read and any Allocutio of Fr. Bede McGregor, Spiritual Director of the Comitium in Dublin, found on the central Legion of Mary website.

General Spiritual Reading

We have covered books in the Legion tradition on the page Further Reading”. Although the books listed here are not all specifically part of the Legion of Mary tradition, we include them because they nourish and strengthen souls in all the circumstances we encounter in our own lives and the lives of those we meet. In these secular times, books like these are necessary to counter despairing, depressing, critical and cynical media with a message of hope, trust and love.

The Divine Maxims

The Spiritual Combat

St. Theresa of Avila

St. John of the Cross

St. Therese of Lisieux

The Life of Mary

The Glories of Mary – St. Alphonsus Ligouri

33 Days to Morning Glory – Gaitley

The Life of Christ:

  • Christ in His Mysteries – Don Marmion
  • The Dolorous Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ – Katherine Emmerich

The Encyclicals

  • St. John Paul II
  • St. Pius XII
  • and other saintly Popes

Julian of Norwich

  • All Shall Be Well

The Soul of the Apostolate

Self Abandonment to Divine Providence – De Caussade

The Heart of the Redeemer – O’Donnell

Lives of the Saints – Butler

The Life and Revelations of St. Gertrude

God Alone: The Collected Writings of St. Louis de Montfort

Although they are short, several devotions contain deep spiritual truths that can be prayed again and again.

The Surrender Novena – Fr. Dolindo

The Divine Mercy Novena – St. Faustina

Although they are more in the category of Apologetics or conversational reading than Spiritual Reading because they tend to be read only once or twice, we also recommend:

  • The Biggest Lie in the History of Christianity – Matthew Kelly
  • Perfectly Yourself – Matthew Kelly