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Legion of Mary

St. Patrick Parish
2881 Main Street
Vancouver, BC V5T 3G1

Legion of Mary 

Do you have a devotion to the Blessed Mother?

The Legion of Mary is a group that is committed to promoting the glory of God through the holiness of its members. In the Legion, community-building and prayer, especially devotional prayer to our Blessed Mother are prioritized. While essentially a lay association, legionaries look for spiritual and apostolic formation to priests and religious, who, as Legion Spiritual Directors, hold an honoured place in the Legion of Mary. St. Patrick’s unit, or “praesidium,” of the Legion of Mary was begun in 1997. Prior to that, there was a women’s prayer group that dated all the way back to the 1920’s. It was known as St. Patrick’s Sodality of Mary and was committed to practicing the spiritual and corporal works of mercy[1]

The St. Patrick’s Praesidium of the Legion of Mary currently meets weekly on Sunday afternoons at 3:00 pm in the St. Therese of Lisieux Room. It is also connected to a junior praesidium that meets at Mount Saint Joseph hospital on Saturdays after the 9:00 am Mass. The praesidium participates 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.

If you’d like to grow in devotion to Our Blessed Mother and join a group that is committed to spiritual and social welfare of its members, contact Sechai Chua. Serve the Church and your neighbor under the powerful leadership of Mary Immaculate, Mediatrix of All Graces. 

[1] Brown, Sr. Rhonda DSMP. A Century of Faith in the Heart of Mount Pleasant: St. Patrick’s Parish 1910 – 2010. Vancouver: St. Patrick’s Parish. 2010. Print.