Weekly Meeting February 3, 2016

At the 103rd meeting of the Regina Cordium Praesidium which was held at The Montfort Spiritual Center of Bay Shore, NY; the Glorious Mysteries were prayed.  The Spiritual reading was taken from the Handbook page 225-226, Chapter 36 titled:  Presidia Requiring Special Mention parts 11-18.  The Allocutio was read by Terri from Inside The Legion of Mary by Rev. Francis J. Peffley page 87-89 titled:  The Handbook.  The Handbook is considered to be a Catholic classic in that it covers the following five topics:  organizational textbook, catechism, evangelization manual, apologetics and spirituality.  Concerning rules and regulations of The Legion of Mary, The Handbook supplies all of these.  It is also a catechism because it touches on the basics of the faith.  As an evangelization manual, it teaches how to share the faith and spread it to others.  It assists Legionaries in explaining what they believe and why about the Catholic Church and gives practical and scriptural support in defending it.  Finally as a book on spirituality there are references to saints and their writings and many scripture quotes.  Prayer, which is the devotional life of the Church, the True Devotion to Mary by St. Louis de Montfort and the Legion’s own spiritual way of life are all contained in the Handbook.  Let us always remember the importance of using the Handbook!  The Handbook assignment is Chapter 36 page 228-229 parts 19-22 titled:  Praesidia Requiring Special Mention.  Study assignment is to read and mark Lesson One of The Marion Home Study,  page 1-3.  Our next meeting will be February 10, 2016 at 7PM.