Legion Of Mary Celebrates 75th Founding Anniversary In The Philippines

I have become a member of Legion of Mary since July of 2013 and this group help me a lot in so many ways (mostly spiritually). Legion of Mary is an international association of the faithful of Catholic Church who serve the Church on a voluntary basis. It was founded in Dublin, Ireland, as a Roman Catholic Marian Movement by layman Frank Duff. Today between active and auxiliary (praying) members there are over 3 million members worldwide making it the largest apostolic organization of lay people in the Catholic Church. Interestingly, the Legion of Mary in the Philippines will celebrate its 75th founding anniversary (Diamond Jubilee) this coming Sunday (July 19, 2015)
P6072240The celebration will be held in MOA Arena with the theme “Legionaries : Apostles of the Poor”  with Manila Auxiliary Bishop Broderick S. Pabillo as main presider. According to Sr. Olivia Gellangarin, President of the Senatus of Northern Philippines, the celebration hopes to remind all legionaries in the Philippines how this lay organization has grown when the world was at the brink of World War II and survived periods of instability and recovery and some problems within the Catholic Church. It is also a thanksgiving for preserving the legionaries amid adversities. Interestingly Legionaries from all over the country are expected to mark the occasion with members flying in from Papua New Guinea and Guam which are under the supervision of the Senatus of Northern Philippines. Expected to participate are delegations from Vigan, Mindanao, Western Visayas, Cebu, Northern Philippines, Bicolandia, Manila, and Silang, Cavite. I’m going to attend this event this Sunday so will buzz more about it soon ^_^

21 thoughts on “Legion Of Mary Celebrates 75th Founding Anniversary In The Philippines”

  1. Twilight Man says:

    Wow! You are now one of the member which totals over 3 million worldwide. It is good that you will always carry out the good mission and lead a meaningful life.

  2. [SK] says:

    wow, with over 3 million of members worldwide!! this is indeed a very large association.. I wonder if all will gather in one city one day, it is sure going to be a massive event!!

  3. [SK] says:

    you must be so looking forward to coming Sunday huh?? I bet it will be a very motivating and inspiring event and you will surely enjoy it to the brim, not forgetting to make new friends there too!! 🙂

  4. Ana Mendez says:

    Mayron pa po bang tickets?

    1. Bluedreamer says:

      Hi Ana Mendez…
      Not sure kung may ticket pang available.. you can approach your praesidium officers

      1. There’s will be selling of tickets outside the MOA Arena. Ill be one of those who will be selling 🙂 You can visit the facebook page of Senatus of Northern Philippines.

        1. Bluedreamer says:

          thanks Ms Pamela..
          until what time lang pwedeng mag avail ng tickets?
          Thanks

  5. naks, you’re a member of a church org pala. enjoy the event Milton, together with all the members of the org. God bless!

  6. papaleng says:

    Wow! Being part of a church organization of any denomination is great. More than 3 M members worldwide, ang dami nyun.

  7. Fred says:

    I always thought Legion of Mary was only for women. Wow, an anniversary event at the MOA arena! Will look forward to your post about what transpired during this historic occasion.

  8. Irish says:

    Wow, this is the first time I heard of this organization. Where can I found more info about them and how to join?

  9. Merryn says:

    Wow that’s a huge organization. Your Sunday is gonna be perfect with this event and Ant-Man too 😀

  10. Me-Anne says:

    what’s that po? I have not heard of legion of mary pa..first-time to hear about that, but it must be nice may concert/events kayo 🙂

  11. Me-Anne says:

    I don’t know the legion of mary but it must be nice that you have concerts / events as a group..

  12. Phong Hong says:

    Hi Bluedreamer! I am returning your visit 🙂 Very interesting this Legion of Mary and I see that you have been a member for some 2 years now. It is good to be part of such an association where you can contribute and also grow spiritually. So today is THE day and you are there. Looking forwards to reading all about it!

  13. Jonathan says:

    A big celebration for all of the faithful. I used to join Legion of Mary’s activities when I was in the university as most of my classmates were members. Happy to be here and I will be back.

  14. Jonathan says:

    What a big celebration! I used to attend Legion of Mary’s activities when I was in the university as most of my classmates were members. Will be back to read more of your posts.

  15. mun says:

    What a milestone to be celebrating 75 years already.

  16. Franc Ramon says:

    Happy Anniversary to Legions of Mary. It’s quite a feat to reach 75 years and getting support and participation globally.

  17. Merlinda Reazon says:

    I was able to attend that 75th Anniversary of Legion of Mary in MOA . Being a
    legionary and to be there is a milestone of my faith being soldier of Mama Mary.SAlamat sa lahat ng organizers at dumalo pinatunayan natin ang maging totoong legionario. Mabuhay po tayong lahat.

    1. Bluedreamer says:

      Amen to that Sis ^_^

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