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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My spirit rejoices in God, my Saviour. True Devotion to Mary. St John the Evangelist R. You sent the Spirit on Your Church to begin the teaching of the gospel: Weak belief in God?
Through Christ our Lord. With the approval and support of the Popes and a great many Bishops, Priests and Religious, as well as the prayers and efforts of legionaries, the Legion, by the grace of God, has grown into a worldwide organisation with several million members.
These prayers are said by active members at their weekly meeting and are divided up into three parts during the meeting; The Rosary, the Catena and the concluding prayers.
Then follow five decades of the Rosary with the Hail, Holy Queen. O God, Whose only-begotten Son, by His life, death and resurrection, has purchased for us the rewards of eternal salvation; grant, we beseech You, that meditating upon these mysteries in the most holy Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary, we may imitate what they contain, and obtain what they promise.
Legion of Mary daily prayers
And You shall renew the face of the earth. Glory be to the Father, etc. Hail, holy Queen, Mother of Mercy; hail, our life, our sweetness and our hope. 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 maary to conquer the world. Most prominent for spreading the legion was Edel Quinn for her activities in Africa in the s and legikn s. The Senatus tesserra the next level, and it generally has control over the Regiae in a very large area, usually a country or a very large territory.
The Miraculous medal What is Mass? Set thyself, O faithful Virgin, as a seal upon my heart, that in thee and through thee I may be found faithful to God. The last is always in the clergy, but all other offices are held by the laity. It would do grave injustice to the Legion to strip it of such useful and distinctive plumage.
Send forth Your Spirit, O Lord, and they shall be created. The meaning of the grades is only a desire for a more devotional life, not for higher status. 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?
As it was in the beginning, etc. O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary. Membership in the Legion of Mary is essentially based on discipline and commitment.
Incidentally this same idea of universality applies to the dozen other Latin terms used to designate features of the system. For other uses, see Legion of Mary disambiguation. The Legion would wish to add our Legion Prayers to this page in as many languages as possible. He promoted the adoration of the third person of the Trinitywhich he considered neglected. To honor the mercy of the Blessed Virgin toward sinners, the poor, the just and the dying. 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.
Tewsera are essential to the Legion: My spirit rejoices in God, my Saviour.
THE CATENA LEGIONIS
Rejoice, O Virgin Mary; Rejoice a thousand times!. As a military expression, it signified the square tablet upon which the watchword was written and circulated through the Roman Legion.
Our Tewsera, Hail Mary. The Praesidium, usually a group of 3—20 pf, meets weekly in its parish. 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.
Make the Sign of the Cross In the name of the Father, etc. Quote of the Day Frank Duff maintained that the Legion proposes a way of life more than just the doing of a particular work. The Almighty works tesser for me.
This is usually done by encouraging them in prayer, attending Mass and learning more about the Catholic faith. 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. Rejoice, O Virgin Maryd; Rejoice a thousand times!. Lead us with thee to the joys of Heaven.
Members devote their time and prayer for the intentions of Mary, Mother of God. Have mercy on us. We fly to your patronage, O holy Mother of God; despise not our legjon in our necessities, but ever deliver us from all dangers, O glorious and blessed Virgin. Crown of Power To honor the royalty of the Legjon Virgin, her magnificence, her universal mediation and the strength of her rule.
The basic unit of the Legion is called a Praesidiumwhich is normally based in a parish. At first, it was often leglon with mistrust because of its then-unusual dedication to lay apostolate.