Our Lady Undoer of Knots Legion of Mary

​Name of Group:
Our Lady Undoer of Knots Legion of Mary Praesidium at St. Gianna
 

Group Leader and contact information:
Nancy Battis, President, 636-751-6147, nancy.battis07@gmail.com
 
What is the Legion of Mary?

The largest apostolic organization of lay people in the Catholic Church with well over 2 million active members in most every country in the world, started almost 100 years ago in Ireland by Frank Duff.

What does the Legion of Mary do?
It makes members better Catholics through a balanced program of prayer and service.
It aids the pastor by reaching out into the community of unbelievers and those who have fallen away from the church through evangelization, including door-to-door home visits within the parish boundaries, visiting the sick and homebound, providing opportunities for formation for those who are outside the church, and so much more. It gives Catholics an opportunity to do something positive for the Church while at the same time deepening their spiritual life and strengthening their Catholic Faith.

How Does It Work?
Members meet together once a week for a prayer, planning and discussion in a family setting. They do a couple of hours of definite work each week in pairs under the guidance of a Spiritual Director. Our Lady Under of Knots Legion of Mary meets at St. Gianna after Benediction at 6:45 p.m. every Tuesday, usually in one of the classrooms on the office side of the building. Meetings end by 8:30 p.m. On the 4th Tuesday of the month, we meet at St. Joseph Cottleville at 7 p.m. for the St. Charles area Legion of Mary Curia meeting.

Who Can Belong?
No one - for the first three months! There is an easing-in period so you can see how work or family obligations combine with the tried and proven system of the Legion. Any Catholic who would like to draw closer to Jesus and His Mother is welcome to give it a try.

How Do I Start?
By being a guest at a meeting. You are invited to come and see the Legion from the inside. And you can go as a guest on one of the work assignments with an experienced member if you wish. You don't need a lot of talent, or great intelligence or even a feeling of being capable. What you will need is willingness to sacrifice a little of your time and energy for the greatest reason in the world: your love for God. 
 
Some of the Legion's Ongoing Projects and/or Major Activities

Door - to - Door Visitation - Legion members go to all households within the Parish boundaries to evangelize and offer prayer.

Nursing Home Visitation - Legion members bring the Eucharist and lead rosaries at the local nursing homes.

Hospital Visitation - Legion members bring the Eucharist to the sick as well as prayer ministry.

First Saturday Potluck Bonfire Rosary – to build a community of prayer, held every First Saturday of the month following 5 p.m. Mass in Parish Hall. All are welcome. The Legion of Mary provides the main dish, and families bring a side dish or dessert to share. No need to RSVP. Just come join us for prayer, fellowship, and food.
 
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Our Lady of Fatima Weekly House Visitations – If you would like a statue of Our Lady of Fatima to bring to your home, please contact us. We will also teach your family to pray the rosary if you would like.
 
Public Fatima Rosary - Saturday closest to October 13th - usually at Noon on hill by Hwy N
 
All Saints Trunk or Treat - October 31 - All Saints Trunk or Treat with Mass, Potluck, Litany of the Saints, Trunk or Treating, etc...in Parish Hall/Parking Lot. Watch for details in the bulletin.

Consecration to Jesus through Mary - Tuesday, November 29 through Sunday, January 1 - St. Louis de Montfort Consecration.
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