The Legion of Mary is the largest apostolic organization of lay people in the Catholic Church with well over 2 million active members in most every country of the world. This year (2013) the Legion celebrates its 92nd anniversary worldwide. It has been active in the United States since 1931, and has been approved by the last 7 Popes and was endorsed by the Second Vatican Council.
Through a balanced program of prayer and service in union with the Holy Spirit as he He operates through Mary, the Mother of the Church, the Legion makes its members better Catholics. Works include door-to-door evangelization, parish visitation projects, youth work and other spiritual needs of the parish and community. It gives Catholics from 8 years up the opportunity to do something positive for the Church while at the same time deepening their spiritual life and strengthening their Catholic faith.
Members meet together once a week for prayer, planning and discussion in a family setting; they do a couple of hours of definite work each week in pairs and under the guidance of a Spiritual Director.
No one can belong to the Legion for the first three months! There is an easing in period so you can see how work or family obligations blend with the tried and proven system of the Legion. Any Catholic, young, not-so-young, single, married, retired, who would like to draw closer to Jesus and His Mother is welcome to give it a try.
How do you start? By being a guest at a meeting. You are invited to come and see the Legion from the inside. And you can go as a guest on one of our network assignments with an experienced member if you wish. You won’t need a lot of talent, or great intelligence or even a feeling of being capable! What you will need is a willingness to sacrifice a little of your time and energy for the greatest reason in the world: your love of God.
The Legion meets every Friday morning after the 8:30 AM mass. For more information, or to join this ministry, contact Ted Vargas, at 561-276-6892
In a missionary spirit, the Legion of Mary (St. Vincent Ferrer Parish) wishes to bring the Enthronement of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary to all hearts and homes that they may receive the most abundant blessings of Their love now and forever. For more information, click here to visit the Home Enthronement page on this website.