Remembering Our Legionaries

Please remember in your prayers our legionaries who have died in 2017:


Sr. Katharine Schaefer, who died on July 23, 2017 (Our Lady of the Eucharist Praesidium)

Sr. Virginia Richter, who died on May 02, 2017 (Mary, Cause of Our Joy Praesidium)



                                             “May the souls of our departed legionaries and the souls of the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in peace.  Amen.”

Our Lady of the Rosary Marian Event – October 7

Fr. Kasel has announced that there will be a special Marian event planned at St. Michael’s Church in Pine Island, MN to honor the Feast Day of Our Lady of the Rosary and her Miracle of the Sun Apparition on Saturday, October 7, 2017.

Our Lady of the Rosary and Fatima Event
Saturday, October 7, 2017
Retreat and Celebration commemorating the 100th anniversary of Our Lady of Fatima’s Miracle of the Sun will be held on Saturday, October 7, 2017 at the Church of St. Michael in Pine Island.  Speakers will be Fr. Altier and Fr. Kasel.
8:30am-First Sat. Holy Mass for Our Lady of the Rosary-Fr. Kasel
9:15-10:00am–The Holy Rosary–prayer for peace-Fr. Kasel
10:15-11:15am–Brunch and refreshments
11:30am-12:20pm-Miracle of the Sun & Apparition of Our Lady of Fatima on October 13, 1917-Fr. Altier
12:30-1:30pm-The Miracle of the Sun is relevant for us today–Fr. Altier
1:30-2:15pm–Questions, break and snacks
2:15-3:00pm–The Immaculate Heart of Mary and the Sacred Heart of Jesus–Fr. Kasel
3:00pm—Adoration, Chaplet of Divine Mercy, Rosary, Confession
5:00pm—Vigil Holy Mass
Details of this event can be found in the September 17th bulletin for St. Paul and St. Michael parishes – please go to page 4 of the posting (click here).
Church of St. Michael in Pine Island, MN

The Church of St. Michael is located at

451 5th Street Southwest
Pine Island, MN 55963
Parish Office: (507) 356-4280
Fax: (507) 356-2080

***Please note that due to this Marian event, the St. Paul Comitium meeting has been moved to the following Saturday on October 14th to allow everyone of the Legion of Mary Praesidia to attend, if they so choose.  Please check our calendar page to confirm the change in schedule.


Archdiocesan Marian Consecration and Rosary Procession

The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis will offer a Marian Consecration by Holy Mass and Candlelight Rosary Procession on Friday, October 13, 2017 (Click here for details).  Join Archbishop Bernard Hebda and Bishop Andrew Cozzens as they lead this special event to consecrate the entire Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis to the Immaculate Heart of Mary on the 100th Anniversary of her final apparition in Fatima, Portugal.  The event begins at 5:15 p.m. with Mass and Consecration Prayer at the St. Paul Cathedral and continues at 6:30 p.m. with a Candlelight Rosary Procession at the MN State Capital to process back to the Cathedral.


Participants are encouraged to follow a preparatory 33-day Marian consecration, such as Fr. Gaitley’s, 33 Days to Morning Glory, starting on Sunday, September 10, 2017 (Click here for details).



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We Are Now on Facebook!

Please check out our Facebook page.  If you enjoy our posts then please click the “Like” button.  The link below will send you directly to the St. Paul Comitium of the Legion of Mary page for the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.  Enjoy!

We encourage you and your friends to visit our Facebook page and share your story with us of how Our Lady has brought you to a closer relationship with Our Merciful and Loving God.  Please consider this as an opportunity to evangelize with the world a devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Mother of Jesus.

We Were There! … at the Ramsey County Fair

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!

Worldwide Concilium Legionis Mariae

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.


2017 River Boat Cruise

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 PosterClick here to get all of the details of this affordable outing in a flyer that you may share with your parish.

TIME:                DEPARTURE BY 3:30 P.M.

COST:               $20.00 PER ADULT AGES 14+

                          $10.00 PER CHILD AGES 6-13

                          FREE PER CHILD AGES 5 AND UNDER

                         CASH AND CHECK ONLY – COLLECTED ON SITE


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                        STILLWATER, MN 55082

CONTACT:      PEGGY NIEMCZYK (763)757-9023  

                        RESERVATION DEADLINE

                        SUNDAY, AUGUST 13, 2017


Offering Prayer and Penance for Legionary Growth

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.


Please Note: This version of St. Bernard’s “Memorare” is shown only to convey an historical interpretation of his prayer.  Each praesidium is encouraged to pray the version of the Memorare they know best.


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.