Edel Quinn Mass, Tues May 9

All are welcome to participate in the Holy Eucharist for a special daily Mass offered  in memorial to Venerable Edel Quinn of the Legion of Mary on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at the Church of St Agnes’ lower level chapel. Mass begins at 8:00 a.m. and a breakfast fellowship may follow at a local restaurant, if participants agree. We hope to see you there – following Mary’s example at the Holy Cross – by offering  up the Mass intentions to Venerable Edel Quinn with your humble physical presence. Whether or not you can make it, may God bless you richly.

… terrible as an army set in battle array… Venerable Edel Quinn, pray for us

Church of St Agnes, 535 Thomas Avenue West, St Paul, MN, 55103

Pentecost, June 4

The celebration of Pentecost in the Catholic Church is a great opportunity to renew your “Legionary Promise” (Legio Mariae, p. 90).  Our devotion to the Holy Spirit deepens through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary, His Inseparable Spouse.  Pentecost celebrates that intercession through the birth of the Mystical Body of Christ, the Universal Church.  Let us then follow the example of the beloved Apostles and trust in the intercession of her whose heel crushes the head of the serpent by devoutly renewing our promise on this important Solemnity of the Holy Spirit, Our Constantly Abiding Companion.

“… John baptized with water, but before many days, you shall be baptized with the Holy Spirit.” (Acts 1:5)

Praised be the Holy Spirit!  Alleluia, Alleluia!

100th Anniversary Celebration of Our Lady of Fatima’s Apparitions!

All are welcome to attend a special retreat at the Church of St. Michael in Pine Island, MN on Saturday, May 13, 2017 to celebrate the apparitions from Our Lady to the three shepherd children in Fatima, Portugal exactly 100 years ago!  The day begins at 8:30 a.m. with a Holy Mass in honor of Our Lady of Fatima, then continues with several brief conferences examining the impact Our Lady of Fatima has had on our world over the last century and ends with a Sunday Vigil Mass for the 5th Week of Easter.  It is a free, all-day event (free-will donations gladly accepted) including a brunch, light refreshments and enough space for everyone to enjoy.

Come, grab your Rosary, bring your family and friends and joyfully embark on this blessed pilgrimage to celebrate Our Lady of Fatima in a special way… through fellowship, holy contemplative prayer and the Sacraments.

 

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Church of St. Michael, 451 5th St. SW, Pine Island, MN 55963

(approximately 1 hour & 10 minutes south of the Twin Cities Metro Area)

 

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.