About the Legion of Mary

The Legion of Mary is a lay apostolic association of Catholics who, with the sanction of the Church and under the powerful leadership of Mary Immaculate, Mediatrix of All Graces, serve the Church and their neighbor on a voluntary basis in about 170 countries. With the approval and support of the Pope and a great many Bishops, Priests and Religious, as well as the prayers and efforts of legionaries, the Legion, by the grace of God, has grown into a worldwide organization with several million members. 

A leaflet called the Tessera, containing the Prayers of the Legion and bearing a reproduction of the Legion Picture, shall be issued to every member, active and auxiliary.

In Latin, Tessera had the particular meaning of a tally or token which was divided among friends in order that they or their descendants might always recognize each other.
As a military expression, it signified the square tablet upon which the watchword was written and circulated through the Roman Legion.


The unit of the Legion of Mary is called a praesidium. This Latin word was used to designate a detachment of the

Roman Legion performing special duty, that is, a section of a military line, a fortified post, a garrison. 

The term praesidium is, therefore, appropriately applied to the branch of the Legion of Mary. 

The following are the Allentown Curia's attached Praesidium  >>>

Immaculate Heart of Mary  -(Newly formed, October 2023)

St. Jane Frances de Chantal Parish
4049 Hartley Avenue, Easton, PA 18045     Phone: 610-253-3553

Queen of Angels    (formed Aug 2022)

Holy Guardian Angels Parish

Address: 3121 Kutztown Rd, Reading, PA 19605,            Phone: +1 610 921 2729

Mother of the Holy Rosary

Sacred Heart Parish and Holy Rosary Parish
Address: 740 Cherry St, West Reading, PA 19611 Phone: +1 610 372 4010

Mother of Sorrows

Saint Margaret Parish
925 Centre Ave, Reading, PA 19601 Phone: +1 610 376 2919

Immaculada Concepcion

St Peter the Apostle Parish
322 S Fifth St, Reading, PA 19602 Phone: +1 610 372 9652

Mother of the Church  -(currently inactive)

St Catherine of Siena Parish
4975 Boyertown Pike, Reading, PA 19606 Phone: +1 610 370 0347

La Milagrosa

Holy Infancy Parish
312 E Fourth St, Bethlehem, PA 18015 Phone: +1 610 866 1121

Nuestra Senora de la Merced

Our Lady of Mercy Parish
134 S Fifth St, Easton, PA 18042 Phone: +1 610 252 7381

Mary Immaculate, Spouse of the Holy Spirit  -(currently inactive)

Most Blessed Sacrament Parish
610 Pine St, Bally, PA 19503 Phone: +1 610 845 2460

Our Lady of Montserrat  - Senior Praesidium  (formed Dec 2013)

and Morning Star  - Junior Praesidium  (Grade 3 through High School)

St. Ignatius Loyola Parish

2810 St. Albans Drive. Sinking Spring, PA 19608 phone: 610-678-3767