The Legion of Mary was founded in Dublin, Ireland on September 7, 1921. It is a lay catholic organization whose members are giving service to the Church on a voluntary basis in almost every country. 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.
The unit of the Legion of Mary at St. Paul of the Cross is called a presidium, which holds its weekly meeting in the rectory every Monday at 2:00, where prayer is intermingled with reports and discussion. All are welcome and encouraged to attend. Some of the members of this group have met for over 50 years. The Legion sees as its priority the spiritual and social welfare of each individual. The members participate in the life of the parish through visitation of families, the sick, both in their homes and in hospitals and through collaboration in every apostolic and missionary undertaking sponsored by the parish. For additional information contact Kevin Carter or the parish office, 404-696-6704.