The Legion of Mary is an association of Catholics who, with the sanction of the
Church and under the powerful leadership of Mary Immaculate; Mediatrix of all
Graces, have formed themselves into a legion for service to the Church and Our
The object of the Legion of Mary is the glory of God through the holiness of its
members developed by prayer and active cooperation, under ecclesiastical guidance,
in Mary's and the Church's work of crushing the head of
the serpent and advancing the reign of Christ.
The Legionaries hope to render themselves worthy of
their great heavenly Queen by their loyalty, their virtues
and their courage.
The Legion is built on two masterpieces of organization
-the Roman Legion and the modern Society of St.
Vincent de Paul. From the Roman Legion comes the
call for loyalty, courage, and discipline. From Fredrick
Ozanam's St. Vincent de Paul Society comes its
spiritual, adaptability, fraternal charity, the personal re-
port at the weekly meeting, and visiting in pairs during
their assigned work.
The primary obligation set by the Legion as a standard procedure is regular
attendance at the weekly meeting, a brief weekly report, and accepting the spiritual
work of bringing Christ to souls and souls to Christ. This work is assigned by the
spiritual director or the president and is usually done in pairs.