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Acies
As near to the feast of the Annunciation as possible, the whole worldwide Legion both
individually and collectively earnestly seeks each year to  celebrate  the  Acies.  This
ceremony is one of the most beautiful and profound functions of the Legion.  ​We seek
to renew and  express  publicly  our  Consecration  to  Mary  in  the  condensed   and
beautiful formula; 'I am all yours my Queen and  my  Mother  and  all  that  I  have  is
yours.'  What an extraordinary depth of doctrine and devotion are packed into  so  few
words.  They express the total conviction and commitment of every true legionary.  It
would be difficult to exaggerate the importance of the Acies in the life of the Legion.

The purpose of the Acies is to renew and deepen our Consecration  to  Mary  at  least
once a year.  That consecration is at the heart  of  our  vocation  in  the  Legion.   The
project of the true devotion to Mary is never done once and for all but  we  must  keep
going back to the basic principles and try  to  live  them  better  throughout  our  lives.
What does it mean?  It means belonging totally to Mary.  Absolutely nothing  must  be
held back.  I am all yours: every thing I am or possess, spiritual  and  material  goods,
past, present and to come.  I will to give every moment of my life to Mary.  Why?  Let
us answer in the words of St. Louis Marie de Montfort: 'the  essence  of  the  devotion
consists in giving ourselves up entirely to the Most Holy Virgin in the quality of  slave
in order to belong wholly to Jesus Christ; and in the next place to  do  all  our  actions
with Mary, in Mary, by Mary, for Mary in order to do them more  perfectly  with  Jesus,
in Jesus, by Jesus, and for the Jesus our last end.'  The shorthand of all the  work of
De Montfort and our Founder is to Jesus through Mary.

Acies

Legion of Mary  |  Our Lady, Spouse of the Holy Spirit
The Detroit Michigan Regia, United States of America
Acies Flyer

                  I am all yours,
                           my Queen,
                             my Mother,
      and all that I have is yours.
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