Mary's Army of Angels

Mary's Army of Angels & Legionaires

The legionaries hope to render themselves worthy of their great heavenly Queen by their loyalty, their virtues, and their courage. The Legion of Mary is therefore organised on the model of an army, principally on that of the army of ancient Rome, the terminology of which is adopted also. But the army and the arms of legionaries of Mary are not of this world.

Mary crushing head of serpent

What is the Legion of Mary?

The largest lay apostolate organization in the world, whose primary purpose is to bring personal sanctification to its members and, secondly, to bring all others into a closer relationship with Jesus through Mary and His Church on earth.

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, under ecclesiastical guidance, in Mary’s and the Church’s work of crushing the head of the serpent and advancing the reign of Christ.

Word Art

The spirit of the Legion of Mary is that of Mary herself.

Especially does the Legion aspire after
  • her profound humility,
  • her perfect obedience,
  • her angelical sweetness,
  • her continual prayer,
  • her universal mortification,
  • her altogether spotless purity,
  • her heroic patience,
  • her heavenly wisdom,
  • her self-sacrificing courageous love of God,
  • and above all her faith, that virtue which has in her alone been found in its utmost extent and never equalled.