"Who is she that cometh forth as the mnorning rising, fair as the moon ,bright as the sun, terrible as an army set in battle array..."

- Song of Solomon 6:10

The Legion of Mary is an Association of Catholics who, with the sanction of the Church and under the powerful leadership of the Mother of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Mary Immaculate (who is, to Satan and his fallen allies, terrible as an army set in battle array), have formed themselves into a Legion for service in the warfare which is perpetually waged by the Church against the world and its evil powers.

Legionaries hope to render themselves worthy of their great heavenly Queen by their loyalty, their virtues, and their courage. The Legion of Mary is therefore organised on the model of an army, principally on that of the army of ancient Rome, the terminology of which is also adopted. But the army and the arms of legionaries of Mary are not of this world. The object of the Legion of Mary is the glory of God through the holiness of its members developed by prayer and active co-operation, under ecclesiastical guidance, in Mary’s and the Church’s work of crushing the head of the serpent and advancing the reign of Christ.

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