The Legion of Mary has been known to be a "School of Saints". There could be a potential of many saints due to martyrdom, especially from countries where the Legion of Mary has been persecuted and had been called "public enemy number one" by the state/government. Many Legion of Mary members lost their lives by remaining faithful to the Catholic faith and refused to renounce their faith during persecution. The Legion of Mary remains to be faithful to our Catholic faith and under the sanction and Magisterium of the Catholic Church.
The following are only a few of the officially known Legion of Mary advocates who are on their path to sainthood.
Prayer for the Beatification of the Servant of God,
God our Father,
You inspired your servant Frank Duff with a profound insight into the mystery of your Church, the Body of Christ, and of the place of Mary the Mother of Jesus in this mystery.
In his immense desire to share this insight with others and in filial dependence on Mary, he formed her Legion to be a sign of her maternal love for the world and a means of enlisting all her children in the Church’s evangelizing work.
We thank you Father for the graces conferred on him and for the benefits accruing to the Church from his courageous and shining faith. With confidence we beg you that through his intercession, you grant the petition we lay before you .........(here mention your petitions)
We ask too that if it be in accordance with your will, the holiness of his life may be acknowledged by the Church for the glory of your Name.
Through Christ Our Lord, Amen
Prayer for the Beatification of
Venerable Edel Quinn
Venerable Edel Quinn
Eternal Father, I thank Thee for the grace Thou didst give to Thy servant, Edel Quin, of striving to live always in the joy of Thy presence, for the radiant charity infused into her heart by Thy Holy Spirit, and for the strength she drew from the Bread of Life to labour until death for the glory of Thy name, in loving dependence on Mary, Mother of the Church.
Prayer for the Beatification of the Servant of God, Alphonsus Lambe
O God, who by your infinite mercy inflamed the heart of your servant, Alphonsus Lambe with an ardent love for you and for Mary, our Mother; a love which revealed itself in a life of intense labour, prayer and sacrifice for the salvation of souls, grant, if it be your will, that we may obtain, by his intercession, what we cannot obtain by our own merits. We ask this through Jesus Christ, Our Lord. Amen
– with ecclesiastical approval
Other Brave Souls:
If you know of any Legion of Mary member who displayed a tremendous amount of bravery and faithfulness in the midst of persecution and remained faithful to his/her faith in Jesus Christ, and ended up losing his/her life due to this; we will review and determine if we can share their story here.
pls. share his/her story by sending an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org