Centenary of the Legion of Mary

Published on September 5, 2021

The first meeting of the Legion of Mary took place in Dublin on the 7th September 1921. This meeting was to have very beneficial consequences for the mission of the Catholic Church.
Over the past one hundred years, the Legion as a lay apostolate has given very generous service to the church at local, national, and international level.
Here in Ennis we acknowledge and thank all legionaries, active, auxiliary, and deceased for bearing witness to the gospel in their lifetime.
The cause for beatification has been introduced for three legionaries. The Servant of God, Frank Duff (1889 – 1980), founder of the Legion who attended the Second Vatican Council as a lay observer, Edel Quinn (1907 – 1944), Legion Envoy to East Africa and the servant of God, Alfie Lambe (1939 – 1959), Legion Envoy to South America.