The Parish of the Good Samaritan
Our Lady of Mercy Praesidium
The Legion of Mary work is carried out through the intercessions of our Lady and Consists of attendance on a weekly meeting and the performance of a weekly task. The visits are carried out in pairs, consists mainly of visits to the sick, housebound or elderly. Meetings are held in a relaxed prayerful atmosphere and last about an hour. Men and Ladies are most welcome.
We Meet 7pm Mondays St Mary's Parish Rooms.
About The Legion of Mary
The Legion of Mary is a lay apostolic association of Catholics who with the sanction of the church and under powerful leadership of Mary Immaculate, Mediatrix of All Graces, serve the Church and their neighbour on a voluntary basis in about 170 countries. The first meeting of the Legion of Mary took place in Myra house, Francis Street Dublin, Ireland, on the 7th September, 1921.This meeting was to have very beneficial consequences for mission of the Catholic Church and in a special way, for millions of members of Christ's faithful who would serve in the Legion and for those who would be served by the Legionary apostolate.
The Object of the Legion
The object of the Legion of Mary is the glory of God through the holiness of its members developed by prayer and active co-operation in Mary and the Church's work.
The unit of the Legion of Mary is called a Praesidium, which holds a weekly meeting, where prayer is intermingled with reports and discussion. The Legion sees as its priority the spiritual and social welfare of each individual.
The members participate in the life of the parish through visitation of families, the sick, both in their homes, or care homes and through collaboration in every apostolic and missionary undertaking sponsored by the parish.
Every Legionary is required to carry out a weekly apostolic work in the spirit of faith and in union with Mary.