3 Causes - a Message
Words of Life, by Edel Quinn
(and other Legionaries)
ALLENTOWN CURIA - Three Causes Report for May 2023
ALLENTOWN CURIA - Three Causes Report for April 2023
Excerpt from Inside the Legion of Mary by Rev. Francis J. Peffley about Chapter 40 section 1
“In the chapter of the handbook entitled His Last Testament, there are lines written by Frank Duff in
which he shares with his legionaries the Legion’s aspirations to proclaim the gospel. It is the longest, complete
sentence in the handbook and has been called a Canticle of Evangelization; I think it should be read reverently
and often by every legionary and, for that matter, by every Catholic, in order to keep the Lord’s last words ever alive in mind and heart.”
A Canticle of Evangelization
“Go into the whole world and proclaim the good news to the whole creation.“ (Mk 16:15)
That Christian commission drastically drives us out
to people everywhere –
to the least ones,
to the greatest ones,
to those near,
to those remote,
to the ordinary people,
to the wickedest,
to the farthest shack,
to all afflicted creatures,
to the diabolical types,
to the loneliest lighthouse,
to the leper,
to the forgotten sort,
to the victims of drink and vice,
to the dangerous classes,
to the dwellers in caves and caravans,
to those on the battlefield,
to those who hide,
to the avoided places,
to the lowest den,
to the icy wastes,
to the sun-baked desert,
to the densest jungle,
to the dismal swamp,
to the uncharted island,
to the undiscovered tribe,
out into the absolute unknown
to find if there is someone living there,
right on the ends of the earth
where the rainbow rests!
No one must evade our search
Lest the gentle Jesus
Frown upon us.
Your friend, E. Quinn
Three Causes Report for Sunday, November 7, 2021
Words of Life, on Apostolate, by Edel Quinn
I keep rubbing it in that the Legion is for everyone and that by starting with the upper classes, one might cut out the ordinary run of people.
Above all, be very faithful to your daily prayer, the Catena. Every Legionary, whether priest, religious, active, or auxiliary member, says this prayer every day. The word Catena means chain, and every Legionary is a link in that chain, which can now be said to encircle the world. Do not be the one to break this union of prayer by neglecting that daily duty.
Act as Jesus and Mary would act towards other people. Remember that these others are the temples of God, and we cannot know the motives of their acts. Try and act a Mary would. Adopt the point of view of Mary, her patience, her understanding love which accepts our least effort, however imperfect it may be. Let me remember my own failings.
When inclined to criticize others for lack of interest in the Legion or understanding of it, consider what efforts I have made or could make to help or change them. I must not take their attitude for granted. Ask Mary to do all the good she can to them through me, to rectify my mistakes.
In regard to Mary, I must preserve the attitude of a child to its mother. Total Confidence!
Since God gave us His Son through her, let us go to Him through her.
As Jesus and with Him, to love Mary – Mary in me will love her Son.
Often remember Christ’s words: “Son, behold thy Mother.” Like St. John, I must take her to my own. Pray that the full efficacy which Christ put in that word “Mother” be developed by my acceptance of it.
Realize that Mary loves us because we are Christ’s legacy to her.
Let Our Lady do the work.
The Blessed Virgin wishes to continue giving Jesus to the world. We are not Christians if we do not go to our brother and give him Jesus also.
With Mary, I must be a channel of grace to every soul -- or rather, Mary through me.
ALLENTOWN CURIA - Three Causes Report for July 2023