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Legion of Mary

The Legion of Mary Westport

“Yours is an eminently Marian spirituality, not only because the Legion glories in carrying Mary's name as its unfurled banner, but above all because it bases its methods of spirituality and apostolate on the dynamic principle of union with Mary, on the truth of the intimate participation of the Virgin Mary in the plan of salvation. In other words you intend to render your service to every person, who is the image of Christ, with the spirit and the solicitude of Mary.”

                (John Paul II - Address to Italian Legionaries, 30 October 1982)

The Legion of Mary was founded by Frank Duff in Dublin, on 7th September 1921. It is a lay Catholic organisation which has four million active and ten million auxiliary members all over the world.

The object of the Legion of Mary is the glory of God through the lives of its members based on prayer and active co-operation in Mary’s and the Church's work.

The groups of Legionaries who form the Legion of Mary are called praesidiums. Each praesidium holds a weekly meeting where prayer is said and works are discussed. Every legionary is required to carry out two hours voluntary work weekly.

The Legion of Mary Legionaries in St. Mary’s Parish form the ‘Mary Immaculate’ praesidium. The weekly meeting takes place in the Parish Centre, St. Mary’s Parish, James’s Street entrance on Monday nights from 7pm - 8.30pm. Visitors are always welcome.

Further information is available from Breda Tumelty at 087-2747873.

The Works of the Legion in Westport: Legion members participate in the life of the parish through:

  • visitation of the sick and housebound, both in their homes and nursing homes;
  • promotion of catholic literature;
  • work in the Regina Coeli Hostel.

The Legion of Mary Shop is open the last Sunday of each month from 10.30am to 1pm.

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