Legion of Mary
Mother of Mercy Praesidum
St. Rose of Lima Parish
293 H Street, Chula Vista, CA 91910


The Legion of Mary is a world-wide organization of the lay apostolate, in which Catholic men and women sanctify themselves through prayer and spiritual work in union with Our Lady under the guidance of the clergy.  The Legion of Mary has been approved by Pope John Paul II and endorsed by the second Vatican Council. The legion is an extension of the heart and hands of the Pastor.  Members become instruments of the Holy Spirit through prayer and spiritual and corporal works of mercy.  Such work include evangelization to fallen away Catholics, assisting conversions into the catholic faith by door-to-door visitations, visiting the sick and convalescent, serving Holy Communion to homebound/hospitals, teaching religious education, Pilgrim Virgin Mary visitations and other spiritual needs of the parish community.  The Legion of Mary, Mother of Mercy Presidium of St. Rose of Lima is under the guidance of our spiritual director Reverend Alex de Paulis Associate Pastor.


Types of Membership:
Active members: They regularly attend the weekly sessions of their praesidium and pray daily the prayer of the Legion, the Catena Legionis, which consists essentially of the Magnificat and some shorter prayers. Their main role lies in active apostolate for the Legion and the Church.
Auxiliary members: They support the Legion through their prayer. They pray the whole booklet of Legion prayers, the Tessera, every day. The Tessera consists of the Invocation, prayers to the Holy Spirit, the Rosary, the Catena, and the concluding prayers of the Tessera.
Praetorians: This is a higher grade of active membership. In addition to their duties as active members, Praetorians pray the Rosary, the Divine Office and go to Holy Mass daily.
Adjutorians: A higher grade of auxiliary membership. Adjutorians additionally pray the Divine Office and go to Holy Mass daily.
Praetorians and Adjutors do not have higher status or higher rank inside the Legion system. The meaning of these grades is only a desire for a more devotional life, not for higher status. Entering the grade is done by registering with a list of Praetorians/Adjutors and by subsequently observing their duties.



Meeting Information:
The Legion of Mary ministry is open to all Catholic men and women of all ages who faithfully practice and love their faith.  Consider becoming a either a Legion of Mary Active Member or Legion of Mary Auxiliary Member.
Legion of Mary, Mother of Mercy Praesidium meets at St. Rose of Lima’s Music Room next to the parish hall every Wednesday from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.  Contact Christina Sandoval at (619) 422-4643 or Lourdes Gurley email:  lpgurley@cox.net or (619) 929-7539.



Learn more about Legion of Mary:
Official Website: http://www.legionofmary.ie/