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THE LEGION OF MARY

The Legion of Mary was founded in Dublin in 1921 by Frank Duff. It is a lay organisation whose members give service to the Church and parishes on a voluntary basis.

The object of the Legion of Mary is to gain the glory of God through the holiness of its members developed by prayer and the active co-operation in the Church’s work of evangelisation. We exist to serve as extra arms and legs of the parish priest, taking on assignments aimed at caring for and building the parish, and the Catholic Church as a whole.

The unit of the Legion of Mary is called a praesidium, which holds a weekly meeting, during which prayer is mingled with reports and discussions in preparation for the following week’s work.

Our work varies from visiting the elderly and house bound in the parish, and also doing work given by the parish priest with helping the catechism, child liturgy parish workers. Another core element of our work is evangelisation: working in pairs, we engage in street contact and bring the love of our faith in Jesus to people on the streets and in their homes.

We meet at the Parish Centre on every Friday, from 6.30pm – 7.30pm, and welcome new members then.

Further information about the Legion of Mary can be obtained here.