England & Wales
Birmingham Senatus: Crowd contact and apostolate to homosexuals continues monthly with many good contacts were reported. 3 praesidia featured in reports and their apostolate includes home visitation and book barrow work. 100 homes were visited and several good contacts made in the course of an Exploratio Dominicalis project carried out by 2 praesidia in Oxford. A recruiting drive organised by West Birmingham Curia resulted in 4 new members from 67 contacts. One return to the Sacraments after many years was recorded. The President and Vice President of Bristol Curia were warmly received by the Bishop when they visited him to update him on all Legion activities in the Diocese and Centenary of the Legion in 2021.
Councils under caretakership of Birmingham Senatus.
Northampton Comitium has 6 praesidia attached and one Curia with 5 praesidia. Efforts are in train to start a praesidium in Dunstable. Works include an outreach to Jehovah Witnesses.
In Swansea Curia crowd contact, homosexual apostolate and street rescue on Swansea high street are part of the apostolate. In an effort to attract mothers of school children to membership meetings are held at 1.pm.
Liverpool Senatus: Middlesbrough Comitium has 3 praesidia and Billingham Curia has 5 praesidia attached. Solid Legion work is being done including home visitation and book barrow work. Wirral Curia has 5 senior and 1 junior praesidia attached; the latter is in St. Anslem’s College, Birkinhead. The boys teach the Rosary to younger students and operate a book barrow in the school grounds. The former President of the praesidium is going to Rome to study for the priesthood. Legionaries in Leigh Curia assist with Baptism preparation.
Visit to Sweden:
The correspondent received a report from Br. Kirstian and his wife on their visit to Sweden from 26th Sept. to 10th Oct. They had a meeting with Cardinal Anders who gave them a warm welcome. They brought him up to date with Legion in Sweden and told him of their hopes of its continued growth. The Kirstians attended the Curia meeting and some praesidia meetings including 2 Arabic meetings which have 13 and 5 members. They also met the new Iraqi Bishop who blessed their project and spoke very highly of the Legion group in the parish. The visitors felt that all groups were strengthened and that the true spirit of the Legion was very much present.
Brentwood Comitium set up 2 new praesidia and a successful recruiting drive was held in Harlow. Membership in their 3 praesidia is 14, 11 and 10. Southwark Comitium: eight senior and one junior praesidia reported with membership of 40 senior and 21 junior members. Works include door to door visitation, street contact and helping with RCIA courses.
Attached Curiae, Croyden has 6 praesidia has full officership and gained 7 new members, and Central London Curia has 5 praesidia with membership of 4, 6, 8 10 and 13. Works include home visitation, participation in Night Fever and Prayer in the Square events. Legionaries in one praesidium accompany the prison chaplain when he celebrates Mass in the prison and they make contact with the prisoners and offer Miraculous Medals.
Hammersmith Curia: Five active members and 1 auxiliary were recruited recently.
Brent and Harrow Curia: Members discussed ideas from the Congress held recently in conjunction with Enfield and Harringay Curia.
Senatus of Scotland: Many efforts at extension were made and priests were very supportive. There are 4 newly established praesidia. Greenock Curia has 9 praesidia with a total of 45 Active and 410 auxiliary members. Home visitation, book barrow and contact work were reported.
Legion of Mary Contact
Christ the King Church
Harrowden Rd, Bedford MK42 0SP
Meetings :Saturdays 10am -Hall
President :Christopher Norfolk
St Marys Dunstable
82 West St, Dunstable LU6 1NY
Meeting :Wednesday 19:00 Lady chapel inside the church.
Holy Ghost Church
33 Westbourne Rd, Luton LU4 8JD
President: Carole Wee
Sacred Heart RC Church
148 Ashcroft Rd, Luton LU2 9AY
Monday 8.00pm. Sacristy .
President: Gerard Mc Govern
St Martin de Porres RC Church
366 High St, Luton LU4 0NG
Meeting: Friday 19:30 Hall
Northampton Comitium Officers :
President: Wanda Leckie . Vice-President: Mrs Maureen Moriarty. Secretary: vacancy
Our Lady of Guadalupe Curia: Northampton South President: Mrs Judy Weekes, Vice-President: Mrs Rosaleen Burke. Secretary: Mary Philpott.