In Latin, Tessera had the particular meaning of a tally or token which was divided among friends in order that they or their descendants might always recognise. Tessera Antiphon. Who is she that comes forth as the morning rising, fair as the moon, bright as the sun, terrible as an army set in battle array? (Make the Sign of . Legion of Mary Tessera. OPENING PRAYERS. (Make the Sign of the Cross). In the name of the Father, etc. Come, 0 Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of Your faithful, and .

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O God, Who by the light of the Holy Spirit dost instruct the hearts of the faithful, grant us by this same Spirit to relish what is right and ever to rejoice in His consolation, through Jesus Christ, our Lord. The idea of a Catholic lay apostolate organisation where ordinary laypeople in all situations of life would work for their own sanctification and for the conversion of the world was the first of its kind.

We can conclude here by making the Sign of the Cross or continue on as time permits In the name of the Father, etc. The Catena Legionis Antiphon.

O Lord, make haste to help me. St John the Evangelist R. Adobe Acrobat is required to view the Legion Prayers, click here to download it. And Thou shalt renew the face of the earth. To honor the mercy of the Blessed Virgin toward sinners, the poor, the just and the dying. Each level of the Legion has the same officers: Immaculate Heart of Mary R. Retrieved 3 August Here, too, are contained the ideas of a universal circulation in the Legion; b the setting out of the true watchword of the Legion – its prayers; and c a token of unity and fraternity between all legionaries, wherever found.


And my tongue shall announce Your praise. The Legion soon spread around the world. The Legion would wish to add our Legion Prayers to this page in as many languages as possible.

Legion of Mary – Wikipedia

The essential aim of the Legion of Mary is the sanctification of its members through prayer, the sacraments and devotion to Mary and the Trinity, and of the whole world through the apostolate of the legion. Confer, O Lord, on us, who serve beneath the legiom of Mary, that fullness of faith in Msry and trust in her, to which it is given to conquer the world. Grant that for love of thee I may despise all earthly consolations and ever cling to those of Heaven until, through thee, His faithful spouse, Jesus Christ thy Son be formed in me for the glory of the Father.

Set thyself, O faithful Virgin, as a seal upon my heart, that in thee and through thee I may be found faithful to God. My soul glorifies the Lord. They pray the whole booklet of Legion prayers, the Tesseraevery day. The Legion of Mary consists of two totally-different memberships, active and the auxiliary members.

The Legion of Mary applies the word Tessera to the leaflet containing its prayers and picture. At first, it was often met with mistrust because of its then-unusual dedication to lay apostolate.

Confer, O Lord, on us, who serve beneath the standard of Mary, that fullness of faith in You and trust in her, to which it is given to conquer the world. Saints Peter and Paul R. Praetoriansa higher grade of active membership, pray, in addition to their duties as active members, the Rosary, the Divine Office and go to Holy Mass daily.

As it was in the beginning, etc. Members devote their time and prayer for the intentions of Mary, Mother of God. Who is letion that comes forth as the morning rising, fair as the moon, bright as the sun, terrible as an army set in battle array? Their main role lies in active apostolate for the legion and the church. To honor the royalty of the Blessed Virgin, her magnificence, her universal mediation and the strength of her rule.


It would do grave injustice to the Legion to strip it of such useful and distinctive plumage. They are considered Juniors and may hold any office except President in their Praesidium. John the Baptist R.

It has control over the whole Legion. John the Baptist R.

lgeion Weak belief in God? In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Who is she that comes forth as the morning rising, fair as the moon, bright as the sun, terrible as an army set in battle array?. Immaculate Heart of Mary R. Rejoice, O Virgin Maryd; Rejoice a thousand times! Finally, the new tasks for the legionaries are distributed.


Most prominent for spreading the legion was Edel Quinn for her activities in Africa in the s and the s. The Praesidium, usually tessrra group of 3—20 members, meets weekly in its parish. Make the Sign of the Cross v. Lead us with thee to the joys of Heaven.

O Lord Jesus Christ, our mediator with the Father, Who has been Pleased to appoint the Most Blessed Leigon, Your mother, to be our mother also, and our mediatrix with You, mercifully grant that whoever comes to You seeking Your favours may rejoice to receive all of them through her.

On the right side of Mary, the vexillum Legionis the standard of the legion is placed.

My spirit rejoices in God, my Saviour. Let thy soul be in me to magnify the Lord; let thy spirit be in me to rejoice in God.