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Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Being a Legionary: Sister Angie

My first encounter with the Legion of Mary occurred at one of their book barrow events. As serendipity, or more accurately, as God would have it, that first brush with the Legion would also prove to be the start of my catechism and eventual reception into the Catholic Church. Indeed the spirit of the Legion is essentially that – bringing Christ and His love to the world. As a movement of laity striving to live the lofty ideals of Christian love and sanctity, legionaries are called to live life with faith as their aspiration and God as the pinnacle of every earthly fulfillment. Brought together under the steadfast leadership and guidance of Mother Mary, members pray, play and journey in faith together, ultimately sharing their bond of fellowship with others in the world in a collective effort of outreach for God. Like Our Lady, always at the disposal of the needs of others, the Legion strives to be at the disposal of the community or parish around, taking on whatever work is needed – catechism, evangelism, visitations, comforting.

“Yours is an eminently Marian spirituality, not only because the Legion glories in carrying Mary’s name as its unfurled banner, but above all because it bases its method of spirituality and apostolate on the dynamic principle of union with Mary, on the truth of the intimate participation of the Virgin Mary in the plan of salvation. In other words, you intend to render service to every person, who is the image of Christ, with the spirit and the solicitude of Mary”. [Pope John Paul II to the Legion of Mary, 30th October 1982]

- CSS Candle, June 2007

I came across this on my computer. Hope Angie's Ok with me posting it.

Photo by Chithra

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