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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The spirituality of the Legion of Mary is essentially based on the approach of Louis de Montfort, as put forward in his True Devotion to Mary.

The Legion’s vexillium legionis bears the Holy Spirit’s image in the form of a dove. Thou are all fair, O Virgin Mary, and there is no stain in thee. During the probationary period, probationary members learn about the legion system by reading the Handbook of the Legion of Mary and its active works by listening to reports of active works undertaken by fellow legionaries.

You sent the Spirit on Your Church to begin the teaching of the gospel: Quote of the Day Frank Duff maintained that the Legion proposes a way of life more than just the doing of a particular work.

It has control over the whole Legion. Through Christ our Lord. Pray for us who have recourse to you. They have so taken root as kf to be legionary words.

Praetorians and Adjutors do not have higher status or higher rank inside the legion system. Its stated mission is for active members to serve God under the banner of Mary by the corporal and spiritual works of Mercyas mentioned tesseea Chapter 33 of the Legion of Mary Handbook.

Have mercy on us. Concluding Prayer Let Us Pray. The Praesidium, usually a group of 3—20 members, meets weekly in its parish.


Send forth Your Spirit, O Lord, and they shall be created. O Lord Jesus Christ, our mediator with the Father, Who has been Pleased to appoint the Most Blessed Virgin, Your mother, to be our mother also, and our mediatrix with You, mercifully grant that whoever comes to You seeking Your favours may rejoice to receive all of them through her.

Glory be to the Father, etc.

Archived from the original PDF on 16 July On the legjon ends of the cloth are two candlesticks with burning candles. The last is always in the clergy, but all other offices are held by the laity. Glory be to thee, O Empress of the world! The legionary who is only a legionary for the duration of the meeting and the work assigned to him is not living the spirit of the Legion.

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Who is she that comes forth as the morning tessrea, fair as the moon, bright as the sun, terrible leyion an army set in battle array?. St John the Evangelist R. They must bring their Legion formation into their daily lives whether it be in the world of politics, finance, art, culture, trade unions, factory, business, teaching or nursing or whatever their particular way of life: As it was in the beginning, etc.

Here, too, are contained the ideas of a ot circulation in the Legion; b the setting out of tesseea true watchword of the Legion – its prayers; and c a token of unity and fraternity between all legionaries, wherever found. Turn then, O most gracious advocate, your eyes of mzry towards us, and after this our exile, show us the blessed fruit of your womb, Jesus. Blessed art thou, O Virgin 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.

Both are essential to the Legion: 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.


Adjutoriansa higher grade of auxiliary ov, additionally pray the Divine Office and go to Holy Mass daily. Louis-Marie de Montfort R. God our Father, pour out the gifts of Your Holy Spirit on the world. The essential aim of the Legion of Mary is the sanctification of its members through prayer, the sacraments and devotion to Mary and the Trinity, and of the whole world through the apostolate of the legion.

Render the Almighty favorable to us. O Lord, make haste to help me.

My soul glorifies the Lord. Who is she that comes forth as the morning rising, marj as the moon, bright as the sun, terrible as an army set in battle array? On the right side of Mary, the vexillum Legionis the standard of the legion is placed. Active members regularly attend the mwry sessions of their Praesidium and pray daily the prayer of the Legion, the Catena Legioniswhich consists essentially of the Magnificat and some shorter prayers.

They pray the whole booklet of Legion prayers, the Tesseraevery day. Glory be to the Father, etc.

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And You shall renew the face of the earth. Legion of Mary Child Safeguarding Policy The Legion of Mary Child Safeguarding Policy aims to do everything possible to provide a safe environment for children and young teswera where they are cherished and encouraged to become involved in the life of our Church. Glory be to thee who are ever ready to assist us in life and death! The Tessera consists of the Invocation, prayers to the Holy Spirit, the Rosarythe Catena, and the concluding prayers of the Tessera.

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