Virginia Beach, VA, June 02, 2007 --(PR.com
)-- The Tidewater Curia of the Legion of Mary has published online a map of the United States, showing the boundries of all higher councils of the Legion of Mary in the United States.
The clickable map is avalible at
http://www.legionofmarytidewater.com/usa, and leads surfers to each of the higher councils in the United states. These councils are: Arlington Regia, Boston Senatus Chicago Senatus, Cincinnati Senatus, Houston Senatus, Los Angeles Senatus, Miami Regia, New York Senatus, Philadelphia Senatus, San Fransico. Senatus, and the St. Louis Senatus.
Once clicking on an area the surfer is taken to a webpage which lists contact information for the higher council, and which lists, if applicable, the website address of that council.
The Legion of Mary is the largest apostolic organization of lay people in the Catholic Church, with about 3 million active members in almost every country of the world. The Legion of Mary has been active in the United States (USA) since 1931, has been approved by 7 Popes, and was endorsed by the Second Vatican Council. The main purpose of the Legion of Mary is to give glory to God through the sanctification of its members.
Members of the Legion of Mary become instruments of the Holy Spirit through a balanced program of prayer and service in a family atmosphere. Works include door-to-door evangelization, parishioner visitation, visitation of the sick or aged, Christian education, visiting the newly baptized, visiting families, and meeting the other spiritual needs of the parish community. Legionaries are under the guidance of a spiritual director named by the pastor. The Legion of Mary is, in essence, an extension of the heart and hands of the pastor.
Members meet weekly for prayer, planning and discussion in a family setting. Then members do two hours of definite work each week in pairs and under the guidance of their spiritual director.
The Legion of Mary is open to all Catholics who: faithfully practise their religion; are animated by the desire to fulfil their role in the Church's apostolate through membership of the Legion; are prepared to fulfil each and every duty which active membership of the Legion involves.