During the 189th meeting of the Regina Cordium praesidium which took place at The Montfort Spiritual Center of Bay Shore, NY; the Joyful Mysteries were prayed. The Spiritual reading was taken from the Handbook page 27-29 Chapter 6 titled: The Duty of Legionaries to Mary, part 2 paragraphs 1-5. The Allocutio was read by Fran from Theology of the Apostolate of The Legion of Mary by Leon Joseph Cardinal Suenens page 32-35 Chapter IV titled: Union With Mary. Cardinal Suenens tells us that we must be completely united with Mary to be closer to Jesus. We must be united with our dear Blessed Mother throughout our whole lives. She bestows graces on us and carries us during our time on Earth in proportion to our willing dependence on her. Union with Mary is the way to God. A wonderful thing takes place in our offerings when we immerse them in Mary. Our gifts rise with an odor pleasing to God. Her voice is the faithful echo of her Son’s voice and therefore it delights God. To be truly in union with her, we must do more than visit her shrines, perform daily devotions, and invoke her name. We must be vowed to her service, abandon our souls to her, and live in a state of perpetual consecration to her. When we truly live in Mary, we trustingly abandon our souls to her and are breathing in union with her. We should frequently call upon the Holy Spirit and our souls will grow and become strengthened in Christ. This union shall become continuous! The Handbook assignment is Chapter 6 page 29-30 paragraphs 6-8. Our next meeting will be October 4, 2017 at 7PM.