AGENDA FOR A LEGION PRAESIDIUM MEETING

 1.  LEGION OPENING PRAYERS & ROSARY

 2.  SPIRITUAL READING FROM THE LEGION HANDBOOK

 3.  WELCOME OF NEW MEMBERS / VISITORS

 4.  MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETING

 5.  STANDING INSTRUCTION ON PAGE 109 (TO BE READ oN EVERY 1ST MEETING OF THE MONTH /  IF

       THERE IS NEW MEMBER)

 6.  ATTENDANCE ROLL

 7.  RECRUITMENT

 8.  CORRESPONDENCE

 9.  TREASURER’S STATMENT

 10. REPORTS ON THE WORK DONE

 11. CATENA

 12.  ALLOCUTIO

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13.  ALLOCATION OF WORK

 14. OTHER RELEVANT BUSINESS

 15.  NOTICE OF NEXT MEETING

 16. Visitor’s comments (if any)

 17. CONCLUDING PRAYERS

 

 

OPENING PRAYERS:

 In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

 P: Come, O Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful, and enkindle in them the fire of your love.

P.  Send forth your Spirit, and they shall be created.

R. And you shall renew the face of the earth.

Let us pray:

God our Father, pour out the gifts of your Holy Spirit on the world. You sent the Spirit on your Church to begin the teaching of the gospel; now let the Spirit continue to work in the world through the hearts of all who believe. Through Christ  our Lord. Amen.

 P. You, O Lord, will open my lips.

R. And my tongue shall announce your praise.

P. Incline unto my aid, O God.

R. O Lord, make haste to help me.

P. Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit

R. As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be world without end. Amen.

 (Then follow five decades of the rosary ...end with the Hail Holy Queen)         

Hail, Holy Queen

Hail, Holy Queen, Mother of mercy, hail, our life,

our sweetness and our hope; To you do we cry,

poor banished children of Eve; to you do we send up our sighs, mourning and weeping in this valley of tears.

Turn then, O most gracious Advocate, your eyes of mercy towards us, and after this, our exile, show unto us the

 blessed fruit of your womb, Jesus.  O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary!

 

P. Pray for us, O holy Mother of God.

R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Let us pray:

O God, whose only-begotten Son, by his life, death and resurrection, has purchased for us the rewards of eternal salvation; grant, we beseech you, that meditating upon these mysteries in the most holy rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary, we may imitate what they contain, and obtain what they promise. Through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.

 P. Most Sacred Heart of Jesus       R. Have mercy on us.

P. Immaculate Heart of Mary            R. Pray for us.

P. St. Joseph                                        R. Pray for us.

P. St. John the Evangelist                  R. Pray for us.

P. St, Louis-Marie de Montfort         R. Pray for us.

In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

 

CATENA:

 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.

P: My soul (+) glorifies the Lord,

R: My spirit rejoices in God, my Saviour.

P: He looks on his servant in her lowliness; henceforth all ages will call me blessed.

R: The Almighty works marvels for me, Holy his name!

P: His mercy is from age to age, On those who fear him.

R: He puts forth his arm in strength and scatters the proud-hearted.

P: He casts the mighty from their thrones and raises the lowly.

R: He fills the starving with good things, Sends the rich away empty.

P: He protects Israel, his servant, remembering his mercy,

R: The mercy promised to our fathers, to Abraham and his sons for ever.

P: Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.

R: As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end, Amen.

 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.

 P: O Mary, conceived without sin.

R: Pray for us who have recourse to you.

 Let us pray:

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. Amen.

 

CONCLUDING PRAYERS

 In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit . Amen.

 P: We fly to your patronage, O Holy Mother of God; despise  not our prayers in our necessities, but deliver us from all  dangers, O glorious and blessed Virgin.

 P. (Invocation appropriate to praesidum)                                             R. Pray for us.

P. Mary Immaculate, Mediatrix of all Graces                                     R. Pray for us.

P. St Michael and St. Gabriel                                                                  R. Pray for us.

P. All you heavenly Powers, Mary’s Legion of Angels                     R. Pray for us.

P. St. John the Baptist                                                                             R. Pray for us.

P. Saints Peter and Paul                                                                         R. Pray for us.

 All:  

Confer, O Lord, on us,

Who serve beneath the standard of Mary,

That fullness of faith in you and trust in her,

To which it is given to conquer the world.

Grant us a lively faith, animated by charity,

Which will enable us to perform all our actions

From the motive of pure love of you,

And ever to see you and serve you in our neighbour;

A faith, firm and immovable as a rock,

Through which we shall rest tranquil and steadfast

Amid the crosses, toils and disappointments of life;

A courageous faith which will inspire us

To undertake and carry out without hesitation

Great things for your glory and for the salvation of souls;

A faith which will be our Legion’s Pillar of Fire –

To lead us forth united –

To kindly everywhere the fires of divine love –

To enlighten those who are in darkness and in the shadow of death –

To inflame those who are lukewarm –

To bring back life to those who are dead in sin;

And which will guide our own feet in the way of peace;

So that the battle of life over;

Our Legion may reassemble,

Without the loss of any one,

In the kingdom of your love and glory. Amen.

 

P: May the souls of our departed legionaries ,     And the souls of all the faithful departed ;  Through the mercy of God rest in peace. Amen.

 In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.  Amen   

 

 

ROSARY PRAYERS

 Our Father

Our Father in heaven,

Holy be your name,

Your kingdom come,

Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.

 

Give us this day our daily bread;

forgive us our sins

as we forgive those

who sin against us.

Do not bring us to the test

but deliver us from evil.

Amen.

 

Hail Mary

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with you.

Blessed are you amongst women and

blessed is the fruit of your womb, Jesus.

 

Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners,

now and at the hour of our death. Amen.

 

Glory Be to the Father

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son,

and to the Holy Spirit,

 

As it was in the beginning, is now,

and ever shall be, world without end.

Amen.  

 

Hail, Holy Queen

Hail, Holy Queenm Mother of mercy, hail, our life, our sweetness and our hope;

To you do we cry,

poor banished children of Eve;

to you do we send up our sighs,

mourning and weeping in this valley of tears.

Turn, then, most gracious Advocate,

your eyes of mercy towards us, and after this, 

our exile, show unto us the blessed fruit

of your womb, Jesus.

O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary!

 

The 5 Joyful Mysteries (Mon & Sat)

1. The Annunciation

2. The Visitation

3. The Birth Of Jesus

4. The Presentation in the Temple

5. The Finding of the child Jesus in the temple

 

The 5 Sorrowful Mysteries (Tues & Fri)

1. The Agony in the Garden

2. The scourging at the Pillar

3. The crowning with Thorns

4. The carrying of the Cross

5. The Crucifixion

 

The 5 Glorious Mysteries (wed & Sun)

1. The Resurrection

2. The Ascension

3. The Descent of the Holy Spirit

4. The Assumption

5. The Coronation

 

The 5 Luminous Mysteries (Thurs)

1. Jesus baptism in the Jordan River

2. Jesus self –manifestation at the wedding of Cana

3. Jesus proclaims the kingdom Of God, calling people to conversion

4. Jesus transfiguration at Mount Tabor

5. The Institution of the Eucharist

 

STANDING INSTRUCTION 

Legionary duty requires from each legionary:

 1st: The Punctual and regular attendance at the weekly meetings of the praesidium ;and the furnishing there of an adequate and audible report on the work done.

 2nd: The daily recitation of the catena

 3rd: The performance of a substantial active legionary work, in the spirit of faith; and in union with Mary, in such fashion that in those worked for and in one’s fellow-members, the person of Our Lord is once again seen and served by Mary; his Mary

 4th: Absolute respect for the confidential nature of many matters discussed at the meeting or learned in connection with the legionary works. 

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