- The Legion of Mary in Rhode Island
Our mission as members of the Legion of Mary in Rhode Island is to offer everyone the chance to build a deeper relationship with Jesus through his most Blessed Mother, Mary. We meet in small groups at parishes throughout the State of Rhode Island and seek to spread the love of Jesus, often through simple acts of kindness towards those who may otherwise have been forgotten.
Such works, however, depend on the deeply Marian spirituality which we practice as members of the Legion of Mary and which we offer here to you.
One of the core pillars of this Marian spirituality is a devotion to the Holy Rosary. As such, we have put together a set of Rosary Meditations to guide you through this powerful prayer. These Meditations are also meant give you a taste of what the Legion of Mary is like, as we discuss the connection between the mysteries of the Rosary, such as the Visitation and the Annunciation, and the works of the Legion, such as home visitation and a willingness to say “yes” to the things we have been called to do by the will of God.
Since God came to us through Mary, we go to Him through Mary.
As members of the Legion of Mary, we try to imitate Mary by living a balanced life of prayer and action. Since God came to us through Mary, we go to Him through Mary. We consecrate ourselves to Mary because Jesus did.
If you would like to read more about the spirituality of the Legion, we have put together an Overview of Legion Spirituality, which will provide a more in-depth look at the spiritual foundation on which the Legion of Mary is built. If you are more interested in the activities of the Legion, you can visit our Activities page and read about the many things that we do as Legion members, including Days of Evangelization. We have also put together a History of the Legion, which describes the phenomenal stories of change and growth throughout our history. Finally, we would like to leave you with a message of hope, both through Encouragement from the Saints and through the stories of the Miraculous Medal, Our Lady of Guadalupe, and Our Lady of Fatima in The Age of the Church.
While it is impossible to include everything in a single website, we have provided suggestions for Further Reading which may help you to grow further in your own spirituality. And, if you finish reading everything we have provided so far, perhaps you may even feel called to join the Legion of Mary yourself!
The Legion of Mary of Rhode Island, Providence Comitium
Here is a excerpt From The Holy Rosary and the Legion:
The Holy Rosary is the lifeblood of the Legion of Mary. The Legion was born out of the Rosary, is sustained by the Rosary, and would die without constant recitation of the Rosary. The very spirit of the Legion is drawn from its meditation on the Mysteries of the Rosary.
From the Annunciation: As members of the Legion of Mary, we always seek to imitate Mary’s “Yes” to God and to likewise do His will by the Holy Spirit. Like Mary, we strive to live a balanced life of prayer and action. By seeking to imitate Mary, we hope to embody the humility that allowed her to do the greatest things for the glory of God….
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If you have any questions regarding the Legion of Mary, need help with your parish, or you would like to learn how to become a member, please feel free to contact us at email@example.com.
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- The Centenary of the Legion of Mary
An Afternoon to Honor Mary and Jesus
For 100 years of the Legion of Mary.
PROVIDENCE — We are delighted that the Most Reverend Thomas Tobin will celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the Legion of Mary in the Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul at 1:00 on November 21st. All are welcome. The Legion of Mary was founded by Frank Duff and devoted lay people in Dublin on Sept. 8, 1921, the Birthday of Mary. Our celebration will be on the Presentation of Mary, Nov. 21st
The Tessera Prayers will handed out in multiple languages along with Petition cards for Petition/ Thanksgiving prayers.
Petition cards for Petition/ Thanksgiving prayers will be placed in basket and presented during the Offeratory. The Tessera will be said at the time of the Rosary.
1:oopm –2:15pm Solemn Mass at the Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul The Most Reverend Thomas J. Tobin D.D officiating, Bishop of Providence. Rev. Father Stephen Dandeneau, Spiritual Director of Legion of Mary
2:15pm-3:15pm Exposition of the Most Blessed Sacrament, and a Holy hour of Adoration. Pray the Glorious Mysteries of the Most Holy Rosary Recitation of the Catena, Prayer for the Beatification of Frank Duff, followed by Benediction
3:15pm-5:oopm Reception in Church Hall to celebrate 1ooyrs of the Legion of Mary Welcome by Edward Gallagher, President of Providence Comitium
Invitation to pray Hail Mary in various Languages by Rev. Father Stephen Dandeneau, Spiritual Director of Legion of Mary
- Retreat with Fr. Hugh Gillespie
PROVIDENCE COMITIUM ANNUAL RETREAT DAY postponed
Br. Edward Gallagher announced that he was able to engage Fr. Hugh Gillespie to speak at our next annual retreat. Due to the high demand for Fr. Gillespie, available dates were limited. Unfortunately we had to postpone. It will be an extraordinary event and we are blessed to have Fr. Gillespie participate.
Fr. Gillespie is a Roman Catholic Priest and Missionary belonging to the Company of Mary, the religious community founded by St. Louis de Montfort. He is also the managing editor for Montfort Publications and an itinerant mission preacher and retreat master.
The location of this event has not yet been solidified.
- Morning Pro Musica
The Birds Morning Pro Musica Intro
- 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
- 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.