Legion of Mary

We fly to your patronage, O Holy Mother of God;
despise not our prayers in our necessities,
but ever deliver us from all dangers, O glorious and blessed Virgin.

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.

A group of six members make up the Parish Praesidium.  A praesidium is the local unit of the Legion of Mary.  Legionaries participate in parish life through weekly meeting, visiting patients in the Clontarf Hospital, and promoting and organising the monthly Holy Hour.

An increasing number of families have been requesting visits to housebound relatives. Every legionary is required to carry out a weekly apostolic work in the spirit of faith and in union with Mary. In addition to personal apostolic work, they meet every Monday at 3.00 pm in 121 Howth Road. Interested visitors are welcome to attend.

The Legion of Mary also organize Night Fever two or three times a year on a Friday evening. Night Fever is an evening of prayer and outreach which is held in different countries including Ireland. The Blessed Sacrament is exposed in the church and music is played. People are personally invited into the church from the street to pray and light a candle. A priest is available to hear confessions.

If you would like to join this group or request more information, please contact the Parish Office.

Listen and learn all about what The Legion of Mary, their work in our parish and much more on the fifth episode of our Parish Podcast.