Legion of Mary

O Mary, conceived without sin. Pray for us who have recourse to you.

The Legion of Mary was founded in Dublin, Ireland on 7 September 1921. It is a lay catholic organization whose members are giving service to the Church on a voluntary basis in almost every country.


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.

What are the objectives of the Legion of Mary?

The Legion's aims are to:
1. Increase the personal holiness of its members through the imitation of the virtues of Mary.
2. Foster a deeper devotion to Mary among all people.
3. Undertake various apostolic works.


The unit of the Legion of Mary holds a weekly meeting in the Associations office presbytery.


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.

Members of the Legion of Mary

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