||Spiritual GPS - Spiritual Insights
By Fr. Louis Schlangen
|Legion of Mary
Queen of All Saints Curia
|Queen of All Saints Curia dedicates this
website in the commemoration of the
Venerable Edel Quinn as a tribute to her
cause for canonization and her extraordinary
work with the Legion of Mary in this
centenary year of her birth.
About the Legion
The Legion of Mary was founded in Dublin, Ireland in 1921. It is a lay
Catholic organization whose members are giving service to the
Church on a voluntary basis in almost every country of the world.
The unit of the Legion of Mary is called a praesidium, which holds a
weekly meeting, where prayer is intermingled with reports and
discussion. Persons who wish to join the Legion must apply for
membership in a Praesidium.
The Curia is a governing body of two or more praesidia in a district.
The Quincy Curia covers three praesidia: Immaculate Heart of Mary,
Quincy; Queen of Peace, Mendon; and Queen of Angels Junior
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's and the Church's work.
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 and in hospitals
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.
Vatican II: Decree on the Apostolate of the Laity
"For all states of the laity the perfect example of spiritual and apostolic life
is the most Blessed Virgin Mary, Queen of Apostles, who while leading the
life common to all here on earth, one filled with family concerns and
labours, was always intimately united with her Son and in an entirely
unique way co-operated in the work of the Savior . . . All should devoutly
venerate her and commend their life and apostolate to her maternal care".