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 her service.
The Legionnaries (as members of the Legion are known) hope to render themselves worthy of their great heavenly Queen by their loyalty, their virtues and their courage.
It was founded by Frank Duff in Dublin, Ireland on 7 September, 1921 and today, it has hundreds of Praesidium (as individual units are known) all over the world. There are more than 10 Praesidia in Kuching alone. Its object is for the glory of God through the holiness of its members developed by prayer and active co-operation, under ecclesiastical guidance, in Mary’s and the Church’s work of advancing the reign of Christ on earth and crushing the head of the serpent.
In our St Peter’s Parish, there are 3 Praesidia (2 English speaking and 1 Mandarin speaking). The 2 Praesidia are called Mater Misericordiae and Mater Ecclesiae Praesidium. Members are given weekly assignment e.g. hospital visitation of the sick, wake prayers, prayers for the sick or infirmed at their homes, Cheshire Home visitation, Old Folks visitation, etc. Other than assignments, Legionnaries also have outdoor activities like picnics, visiting kampungs, gotong royong projects, pilgrimages, etc.
Our weekly meetings at St Peter’s Parish Centre are as follows:
1. Mater Misericordiae Pdm
Sunday 7.30 pm
2. Mater Ecclesiae Pdm
Sunday 10.15 am
For those who wish to find out more about the Legion of Mary and its activities, please feel free to attend any of our weekly meetings as stated above or contact Bro. Stephen Yii (019-8195108) or Bro. Stanislaus Yu (019 886 3463) for further information.