Weekly Meeting August 24, 2016

During the 132nd meeting of Regina Cordium praesidium which was held at The Montfort Spiritual Center of Bay Shore, NY; the Joyful Mysteries were prayed.  The Spiritual reading was taken from the Handbook page 279-280, Chapter 39, titled:  Cardinal Points of The Legion Apostolate ( two paragraphs beginning with The Holy Spirit… and What Place…).  The allocutio was read by Terri from Inside The Legion Of Mary by Francis J Peffley page 139-141 titled:  The Spirit of The Legion part 3 concerning the virtues of Our Blessed Mother.  Continuing from last week, the eighth virtue is Mary’s Heavenly wisdom.  This means the knowledge of sanctity, ways of providence and the hidden rules of heaven and how to follow them on earth.  As Legionaries, we should always pray to Our Lady for guidance and solutions about situations that arise at meetings as well as our assignments and our personal lives.  After all, Our Lady is The Seat of Wisdom.  The ninth virtue of Our Lady is her love of God which was self sacrificing and courageous as she is also known as Queen of The Martyrs.  Although The Legion has had its share of blood-red martyrs, not all of us are called to that great of a sacrifice.   Legionaries must prove their love for God and Mary for that is the principle on which The Legion was founded.  This proof of love can be brief as with those martyrs who are put to death; or last a lifetime as with those who endure the crosses of daily living remaining steadfast to the principles of The Legion.  The last virtue of Mary is her faith.  In this virtue, she is definitely our model of believing in the unseen.  She had more faith than Abraham, the patriarchs and prophets, Joseph, John the Baptist or even the thief who died on the cross next to Jesus.  That is truly a miraculous abundance of faith!  Since faith must always be practiced, let us pray for the strength and ability to practice faith and all of the other great virtues of Our Lady in all we do each and every day.  The Handbook assignment is to finish chapter 39 page 280-281.  The study assignment is from Our Lady and Her Legion by Roger Mary Charest, SMM Chapter 4-5 page 21-28.   Our next meeting is August 31, 2016 at 7PM.