Legion of Mary


The Legion of Mary is a world-wide organization of lay men and women in the Catholic Church, with over 6 million members. Active members attend a weekly meeting and do a minimum of two hours of Apostolic work each week with a partner. Some of the work done includes visiting new parishioners, visiting the sick, the lonely, and the elderly in assisted living or in their own homes, and keeping in contact with the auxiliaries during the year.  The Legion also has two Pilgrim Virgin Statues that can be brought to your home with Welcoming Prayers and left for one or two weeks for special family prayer time. This is only a sample of what the Legion does in the Parish in union with Mary, the Mother of God, under the guidance of a priest. The mission of the Legion is to bring Christ’s message to everyone.

Auxiliary members support the active members with their daily praying of the Tessera which is a set of special prayers and includes the rosary

Why join the Legion?

The Legion of Mary will help you to see Christ in others and to serve Him there; to become a holier person within yourself; to work hand in hand with Mary, our Mother;  to submit yourself to the Holy Spirit; to do great things for God and for the salvation of souls.

Take part in the apostolate of the Church. Christ has no hands to do His work, but your generous hands. He has no feet but your feet to help lead men into His ways. He has no tongue but yours to tell all how He died for them. He has no help but your help to bring men back to His side. He needs you today to do all His wonderful works of mercy.

Come as a guest to a Legion of Mary meeting on Wednesday, at 3:30 pm in St. Mary’s Room and see the Legion from the inside. Please contact the office if you are interested.

Catena Legionis (click here for prayer)

For more information, call 703-590-0030 or email: LofMary@SHCVA.org