Legion of Mary

Legion-of-Mary-Logo-1Welcome to the Legion of Mary (praesidium name: Mystical Rose) at St. Isaac Jogues webpage. We hope that you will take some time to review our site and contact us if you are interested in joining.

Meetings

Wednesdays at 7pm in Modular B on St. Isaac Jogues Church property.

Heads of Ministry

John & (President) Carmen Jimenez

Phone: 407-306-7978

Email: Cjimenez67@bellsouth.net

Mission

Legion-of-Mary-Logo-2-e1435613288134Members become instruments of the Holy Spirit through a balanced program of prayer and service. Works include door-to-door evangelization, parishioner visitation, prison ministry, visitation of the sick or aged, crowd contact, religious education, visiting the newly baptized, Pilgrim Virgin Statue rotations, and meeting the other spiritual needs of the parish community. Legionaries are under the guidance of a spiritual director named by the pastor. The Legion is, in essence, an extension of the heart and hands of the pastor.

History

Frank Duff was born in Dublin, Ireland, on June 7th 1889, the eldest of seven children.In 1913, he joined the Society of St. Vincent de Paul and was greatly influenced by the spirit of the Society. As a member, he gradually came to have a great love for the poor and underprivileged, in whom, as in everybody he met, he recognized and honored Christ.

In 1916, aged 27, he published his first pamphlet “Can we be Saints?” In it, he expressed one of the strongest convictions of his life, namely, that all without exception are called to be saints, and, that through our Catholic faith, we have available all the means necessary to attain this.

In 1917 he came to know the Treatise of St. Louis Marie de Montfort on the True Devotion to Mary, a work which changed his life completely.On September 7th, 1921 Frank Duff founded the Legion of Mary. This is a lay apostolic organization at the service of the Church, under ecclesiastical guidance. Its two-fold purpose is the spiritual development of its members and advancing the reign of Christ through Our Lady.

The Legion, which is to be found in almost every country in the world, has nearly 3 million active members and many more auxiliary (praying) members.

In 1965 Pope Paul VI invited Frank Duff to attend the Second Vatican Council as a Lay Observer, an honor by which the Pope recognized and affirmed his enormous work for the lay apostolate.On November 7th 1980, Frank Duff died and was buried in Glasnevin Cemetery, Dublin.

In July 1996 the cause of his canonization was introduced by the Archbishop of Dublin, Dr. Desmond Connell.

The group here at St. Isaac Jogues started recruiting back in 2010. We will continue to grow in numbers and in our faith through the mission set for us.

Membership

How to Join: The Legion of Mary is open to all Catholics (& Orthodox) who:

  • Are faithfully practice their religion
  • Are animated by the desire to participate in the Church’s apostolate through membership in the Legion
  • Are prepared to fulfill each and every duty which active membership in the Legion involves

We hold recruitment events each year. Please check out our events section for more details.

Events

Each of our events are meant to enrich the spirituality of the member and is also use as a form to mingle with other members of the LOM of other parishes to receive ideas and information to better serve our ministry.

  • Annual retreat
  • Christmas party
  • Summer picnic

We also have a recruitment event each year for those interested in joining. Look for our recruitment drives in June after the Masses said in English.