The Roman Catholic Church in The Bahamas is part of the worldwide Roman Catholic Church, under the spiritual leadership of the Pope. The diocese was elevated to a full diocese, as the diocese of Nassau in June 1960. On June 22nd, 1999, the diocese was again elevated as the new Archdiocese of Nassau.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Legion of Mary holds regional reunion

So you're probably asking yourself; "Legion of Mary", what is that. I know because I asked myself the same question when I heard about it. Well believe it or not but the Legion of Mary has been in the Bahamas since about the 50's.
The Legion of Mary is the largest apostolic organization of lay people 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 6 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.
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, and meeting the other spiritual needs of the parish community. Legionaries are under the guidance of a spiritual director named by the pastor. The Legion is, in essence, an extension of the heart and hands of the pastor.

The Legion of Mary in the Bahamas held a regional reunion this past weekend at Our Lady of the Souls Parish, where there was Mass, praying of the Rosary and a time to socialize with fellow legionaries.

For more information regarding joining the Legion of Mary, check with your local Parish Priest or the Bishop's office for further details.

Requirement to join is very simple:
The Legion of Mary is open to all Catholics who:
  • Faithfully practice their religion;
  • Are animated by the desire to participate in the Church's apostolate through membership in the Legion;
  • Are prepared to fulfill each and every duty which active membership in the Legion involves

Photos thanks to Colajean Butler

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