Weekly Meeting August 23, 2017

During the 184th meeting of the Regina Cordium praesidium which was held at The Montfort Spiritual Center of Bay Shore, NY; the Luminous Mysteries were prayed.  The Spiritual reading was taken from the Handbook page 17-19 Chapter 5, titled:  The Devotional Outlook of The Legion of Mary, the Introduction and Part 1.  The Allocutio was read by Teresa from The Theology of The Apostolate of The Legion of Mary by Leon Joseph Cardinal Suenens page 29-31 Part 2 titled:  Mediation of Mary Descending Towards Men.  In this reading , Cardinal Suenens tells us that we believe that Mary distributes all the graces of God.  He reminds all Legionaries that the vexillum proudly bears the picture of Mary, Mediatrix of all graces, bending down towards us.  This is how St. Catherine Laboure saw Our Lady when the design of the Miraculous Medal was revealed to her.  Since Mary’s maternal charity contributed to our salvation in the Incarnation, she continues to distribute graces appropriate to our every state of Christian life.  We are dependent on her and God has willed that this dependence will be continual and perpetual.  May we always appreciate the will of God for His wonderful plan that makes Our Mother Mary indispensable to us.    The Handbook assignment is Chapter 5 page 19-21 parts 2-3.  Our next meeting will be August 30, 2017 at 7 PM.