Legion of Mary

The Legion of Mary

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.

At St Peter’s the Legion of Mary prayer group come into St Peter’s on a fortnightly basis to pray the Holy Rosary with children from Key Stage 2.

This is an extremely reverent and purposeful session where children and adults together have time to reflect and pray.

“This academic term has been a most uplifting one for the Legion of Mary Praesidium, ‘Our Lady of Sorrows’ as we have been invited to your school to start a Rosary group

Every other Wednesday, at lunchtime for years 3/4/5 and 6.  It has been hugely successful to date and I congratulate the school on their overwhelming pupil participation.  The ‘Rosary children’ give up, voluntarily, part of their lunch break to learn more about the Rosary, it’s Mysteries and the message of Our Blessed Lady to pray for peace.

We aim to encourage children to take Holy Water, Rosaries and prayer cards home to start their own Prayer tables.  The children are also asked to place their own special intentions in a prayer pot, or mention verbally for prayers to be considered during the session.  After the Rosary, we may sing hymns to Mary or any seasonal (May/October, Easter, Christmas) songs of praise.  The children often leave very uplifted and hopefully continue in their desire to pray during times of hurt, trouble, joys and sorrows.

We are especially pleased to be part of the journey children make towards First Confession, Holy Communion and Confirmation.

The Legion of Mary recently met with Bishop McGough who expressed his utmost delight in the work we carry out in schools. (All over the Birmingham Diocese.)

Thank you for letting us visit.”


Kindest regards

Catherine Emanuel

On behalf of the Legion of Mary Praesidium, Our Lady of Sorrows, Trent Vale