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Included is the report from Sr. Alice Olsen, who kept track of the sacramentals and pamphlets handed out to the public and of the respective responses of the volunteers, about our participation in this year’s Ramsey County Fair from July 12-16, 2017. Thank you to all of the volunteers who managed our Legion of Mary booth and a special thank you to all of the organizers of the Ramsey County Fair who’ve made us feel welcome year after year.
Sr. Alice reports: “The Legion of Mary booth at the Ramsey County Fair this July went very well. In the five days that we were there, 316 people stopped by, asked questions, commented and/or took 326 rosaries, 100 Miraculous Medals, and 35 scapulars. Pamphlets explaining each scaramental were given with each item.
“Four people from different parishes expressed an interest in having a Legion of Mary Praesidium in their parish. Five people asked for information on how to become a Catholic. They were given a pamphlet explaining it and were told about the RCIA program in the parish closest to them.
“But we were there!! Just think of those people who walked by and saw us at our booth. We may never know the results of the smile, the answer to a question, or the rosary, like the one they had so long ago.”
Thank you, Sr. Alice, for your beautiful report and sincere encouragement. We look forward to serving the public again in 2018… at the Ramsey County Fair!
Would you like to know what’s happening in the Legion of Mary in other parts of the world? You can! Below is the Concilium link that can do just that… news of Mary’s Army from all over the Americas to Africa to Asia to Europe to Austrailia! Stay current and up-to-date. Each month the Concilium posts its bulletin from each of the reporting comitia/curia (for each quarter). Click here and enjoy.
Everyone is invited to come out to Stillwater and pray the Rosary with Fr. Kasel and the Legion of Mary on the St. Croix River. Grab your rosary, family and friends and bring them with you on Sunday, August 20th for a delicious supper and some cordial Christian fellowship. The boat will depart at 3:30 p.m. with boarding beginning shortly before 3:00 p.m., so please plan to arrive with enough time that you don’t miss the boat. Dinner will be served shortly after the Tessera prayers and Holy Rosary. In addition, you will get a dynamic view of the newly constructed Hwy 36 bridge from a beautiful vantage point that you may not get anywhere else. So come eat, drink and pray with us on Sunday, August 20th for a memorable time together.
Downloadable PDF Poster ► Click here to get all of the details of this affordable outing in a flyer that you may share with your parish.
Fr. Randal Kasel has requested of the legionaries in the St. Paul and Minneapolis Praesidia to offer up prayer and penance for the growth of the Legion of Mary in three simple ways. First of all, on all Fridays (even on those outside of Lent) to abstain from meat as an act of penance. However, if you must eat meat, such as where not eating meat would offend a host in a friendly gathering or banquet, then, instead, during quiet prayer time, pray either a Chaplet of Divine Mercy or add an extra decade to your daily Rosary. Secondly, pray the Memorare after the close of each weekly meeting with the intention to gain new members for the Legion of Mary. Thirdly, once a month, after the close of a meeting (preferably the first meeting of the month), pray the Litany of Our Lady of Loreto (a.k.a. the Litany of the Blessed Virgin Mary) for growth of the Legion of Mary and for the strengthening of its active and auxiliary members. Our perseverance in these matters will be most pleasing to our Heavenly Mother and to the Holy Spirit. We should expectantly await with immense joy many graces to strengthen us as legionaries.
Thank you to Fr. Kasel for these prayerful requests.
Three Simple Ways to Grow & Strengthen the Members of the Legion of Mary:
❶ Every Friday, abstain from meat (penance).
❷ Pray the Memorare at the close of every praesidium meeting.
❸ Once a month, pray the Litany of Loreto at the close of a praesidium meeting.