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Legion of Mary

The Legion of Mary is the largest apostolic spiritual ministry organization of lay men, women and children in the Catholic Church, with well over 3 million active members in almost every country of the world. It has been active in the United States since 1931, has been approved by the last six Popes, and was endorsed by the Second Vatican Council. The main purpose of the Legion of Mary is to give glory to God through the sanctification of its members. The mission of the Legion of Mary is to crush the head of Satan with our Blessed Mother to convert souls to Christ under the direction of the Holy Spirit.


Members 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, Enthronement of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary, retreats, Pro Life Counseling and Education and meeting the other spiritual needs of the parish community.

Legion of Mary in the Archdiocese of Washington:

Meetings are available in English, Spanish, Korean, Tagalog and French.



Emily Calis

Tel: (301) 787-6811

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