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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Catholic lay society Marian devotional society. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. O Lord, make haste to help me. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ. Intensity of effort in Mary’s service. Then, the Catena Legionis is prayed, and the Spiritual Director or, if absent, the President holds a short sermon about spiritual matters allocutio.

To you we cry, poor banished children of Eve, to you we send up our sighs, mourning and weeping in this valley of tears. Let us then hasten to unite our prayers, our efforts, our desires together, all of which being powerful of themselves, will by union prove irresistible.

God our Father, pour out the gifts of Your Holy Spirit on the world. 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. Grant us a lively faith, animated by charity, which will enable us to perform all our actions from the motive of pure love of You, and ever to see You and serve You in our neighbor; a faith, firm and immovable as a ,ary, through which we shall rest tranquil and steadfast amid the crosses, toils and disappointments of life; a courageous faith which will inspire us teseera undertake and carry out without hesitation great things for your glory and for the salvation of souls; a faith which will be our Legion’s Pillar of Fire – to lead us forth united – to kindle everywhere the fires of divine love mafy to enlighten those who are in darkness and in the shadow of death – to inflame those who are lukewarm – to bring back life to those who are tezsera in sin; and which will guide our own feet in the way of peace; so that – the battle of life over – our Legion may reassemble, without the loss of any one, in the kingdom of Your love and glory.


And You shall renew the face of the earth. Tessera Legion’s vexillium legionis bears the Holy Spirit’s image in the form of a dove. As it was in the beginning, etc.

Turn then, O most gracious advocate, your eyes of legioh towards us, and after this our exile, show us the blessed fruit of your womb, Jesus.

Legion of Mary

Active members under 18 are not allowed to give the “Legion promise” until that age. Who is she that comes forth as the morning rising, fair as the moon, tesswra as the sun, terrible as an army set in battle array?. The last is always in the clergy, but all other offices are held by the laity.

Through the same Christ our Lord. Quote of the Day Tesserra Duff maintained that the Legion proposes a way of life more than just the doing of a particular work. Send forth Thy Spirit and they shall be created.

Glory be to the Father, etc. He promoted the adoration of the third person of the Trinitywhich he considered neglected.

Immaculate Heart of Mary R. The Tessera consists of the Invocation, prayers to the Holy Spirit, the Rosarythe Catena, lf the concluding prayers of the Tessera. Members devote their time and prayer for the intentions of Mary, Mother of God. That vocation has its source in Baptism. Retrieved 16 June My soul glorifies the Lord. Bring us with thee to the joys of Heaven. Duff subsequently laid down the system of the Legion in the Handbook of the Legion of Mary in 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.

The next part of the session includes a spiritual reading and administrative matters. You sent the Spirit on Your Church to begin the teaching of the gospel: My soul glorifies the Lord.


St John ressera Evangelist R. Praetorians and Adjutors do not have higher status or higher rank inside the legion system.

Blessed art thou, O Kary Mary, who didst bear the Lord, the Creator of the world; thou didst give birth to Him Who made thee, and remainest a Virgin forever. It is made out of metal and onyx and shows the Holy Spirit in the form of a dove as well as the Miraculous Medal. The Almighty works marvels for me.

THE CATENA LEGIONIS – Legion of Mary Arlington Regia

And my tongue shall announce Your praise. Membership in Ireland had been declining, but the Concilium’s efforts to attract younger by the Deus et Patria movement has caused a substantial increase [ quantify ] in membership.

Jacobson, Aventine Press, Pray for us, O holy Mother of God.

leigon Rejoice, O Virgin Maryd; Rejoice a thousand times! The sessions start out with the introductory prayers to the Holy Spirit and to Mary. Organizations of lay members of the Catholic Church who are neither in Holy Orders nor members of religious institutes.

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. 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.

The next level is the Comitiumwhich is in charge of several Curiae, usually over an area like a medium city or a part of a texsera.


The Senatus is 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 Legion soon spread around the world. Adobe Acrobat is required to view the Legion Prayers, click here to download it.