The Legion of Mary would like to encourage the saying of the Rosary in all the homes of our parish families. This can be accomplished by signing up to take home Our Lady of Grace statue for a week. Along with the statue will be guides for saying the Rosary, as well and other prayers which can be said.
Why is praying the Rosary Important?
In the year 1214 the church received the present form for saying the Rosary through St. Dominic, who received it from the Blessed Mother. Blessed Alan de le Roche wrote of this in the book he wrote explaining how St. Dominic went into the forest and prayed for three days and nights because of the sins of the people in that day, which was blocking the conversion of the people.
While in the forest, our Lady appeared to him saying the Blessed Trinity wanted him to spread the new devotion of the Rosary and to make it more widely known. In a very short time, a great improvement was seen in the town and their lives. St. Dominic preached the Rosary for the rest of his life to scholars, uneducated, rich, poor, unbelievers, to Catholics and heretics. He explained the Hail Mary, word by word.
Blessed Alan wrote that one day Fr. Dominic said to him in a vision, “My son, it is good to preach a fine sermon but I want you to speak of the Spirit of God and His greatness.” He was urged by Jesus to preach the Rosary more and more, to wipe out sin and convert sinners.
All who love our Lady need to promote with joy and enthusiasm, the Holy Rosary, which means “crown of roses”. Every time the Rosary is said, white and red roses are placed on the head of Jesus and Mary.
Traveling Statue of Our Lady of Grace
The Traveling Statue of Mary will be available one week at a time and will then be passed on to another home and picked up at the assigned place. Prayers will be available in the box traveling with the staue. Signup sheets are available, along with the statue at the Welcome Desk in the Narthex.
Contact Joyce Burti for more information, 901-384-7676; Cell: 901-826-6975.
More about the Legion of Mary
The object of the Legion of Mary is the glory of God through the holiness of its members developed by prayer and active co-operation in Mary’s and the Church’s work. The Legion sees as its priority the spiritual and social welfare of each individual. The members participate in the life of the parish through visitation of families, the sick, both in their homes and in hospitals and through collaboration in every apostolic and missionary undertaking sponsored by the parish. Every legionary is required to carry out a weekly apostolic work in the spirit of faith and in union .