The Legion of Mary is a world wide organization consisting of hundreds of thousands of catholic men and women, who offer their services to their pastor as an aid to him in performing spiritual works for the parish. This is done by placing themselves under the banner of Mary, so that with her help they may develop greater holiness in their own lives, as well as spreading a deeper devotion to her among others.
The “Legion” was established in Dublin, Ireland in 1921. Its founder was Frank Duff. The Legion is the largest catholic lay apostolate in the world, with an active membership fast approaching 3 million active members. It is present in most countries throughout the world.
The Legion was started in the Diocese of Savannah in 1939 by its first Spiritual Director, the late Msgr. Daniel J. Bourke. The Blessed Sacrament, Mary the Queen Praesidum of the Legion of Mary, has been meeting as an active legionary unit since 1956. Our current Spiritual Director is Deacon Michael F. Daly. Membership includes 11 active members plus 2 members on leave of absence. Out Junior Legion membership includes 10 children and two adult active legionaries.
There are two opportunities to join the legion ranks:
- Active membership – Those who sacrifice two hours each week in legion ministry service and who must attend a weekly legion meeting. The legion meets on Monday evenings, 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM at the parish center.
- Auxiliary membership – The praying members who pray the legion prayers and rosary daily. Currently we have approximately 100 auxiliary members.
Note: Members of the junior Legion also meet weekly during the school year. Junior Legion members also perform legion ministry service.
We seek your prayerful consideration to become members of the Legion: active – junior or auxiliary.
For more information please contact Karen Meyers at 912-330-8513 or attend a weekly legion meeting in the parish center at 5:30 PM on any Monday.