During the 185th meeting of the 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 19-21, Chapter 5 titled: The Devotional Outlook of the Legion parts 2 and 3. The Allocutio was given by Father Hugh Gillespie concerning the devotional elements mentioned in Chapter 5 of The Handbook which all Legion members should hold dear. The first element is that Mary is the Mediatrix of all graces. She seeks the grace we need from God for us. Another element is Mary’s Immaculate Conception. She was and always will be sinless and has victory over sin. The third element is Mary’s motherhood of Christ which occurred at the Annunciation when she said to the Angel, ” Here am I, the servant of the Lord, let it be with me according to your word.” The fourth element is Mary’s motherhood of us who are the redeemed. She becomes our mother when Jesus spoke to her from the cross: “Woman, here is your son” and when He spoke to Saint John, “Here is your mother.” Mary must be made known! This statement should burn in the heart of every Legionary and it is our duty to make Mary known to all. The Handbook assignment is Chapter 5, page 21-23 parts 4 and 5. Our next meeting will be September 6, 2017 at 7PM.