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Legion of Mary marks Blessed Mother’s birthday with Eucharistic procession, prayers

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September 8, 2020

Legion of Mary marks Blessed Mother’s birthday with Eucharistic procession, prayers
Legion of Mary marks Blessed Mother’s birthday with Eucharistic procession, prayers
Legion of Mary marks Blessed Mother’s birthday with Eucharistic procession, prayers
Legion of Mary marks Blessed Mother’s birthday with Eucharistic procession, prayers
Legion of Mary marks Blessed Mother’s birthday with Eucharistic procession, prayers
Legion of Mary marks Blessed Mother’s birthday with Eucharistic procession, prayers
Legion of Mary marks Blessed Mother’s birthday with Eucharistic procession, prayers
Legion of Mary marks Blessed Mother’s birthday with Eucharistic procession, prayers
Legion of Mary marks Blessed Mother’s birthday with Eucharistic procession, prayers

About 200 people gathered on Sept. 7 at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist in downtown Cleveland for the second all-diocesan Legion of Mary Comitium function in honor of the Blessed Mother’s birthday.

The event included exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, hymns, prayers and comments by Father Kevin Estabrook, pastor of St. Ignatius of Antioch Parish in Cleveland, a procession with the Blessed Sacrament and more prayers at the cathedral.

Father Estabrook is the spiritual director of the Legion of Mary Comitium, which oversees legions in the Catholic Diocese of Cleveland.

“We felt then event was needed this year, given the times we are in,” said John Noall said, referencing the continuing coronavirus pandemic. Noall, of SS. Robert and William Parish in Euclid, is president of the Cleveland East Curia and helped coordinate the event.

He said the Legion of Mary has events near the feast of the Annunciation in March, the Blessed Mother’s birthday in September and the Immaculate Conception in December.

The Sept. 7 Eucharistic procession left the cathedral led by Noall and altar servers, followed by Father Estabrook, who walked under a canopy and carried a monstrance in which the Blessed Sacrament was exposed.

The group processed north on East Ninth Street to Lakeside Avenue, west on Lakeside to Ontario Avenue, south on Ontario to Superior Avenue, east on Superior to East Ninth where they returned to the cathedral. The procession covered about a mile.

Once at the cathedral, there were more prayers including the rosary, Catena Legionis – a prayer recited daily by legionaries – benediction and hymns.

The Legion of Mary, which has been active in the United States since 1931, is the largest apostolic organization of lay people in the Catholic Church. It has more than 3 million active members in almost every country of the world.

There are 29 active Legion groups in the Catholic Diocese of Cleveland, with 250 active members and about 800 auxiliary members,

The Legion of Mary has been approved by the last eight popes, and was endorsed by the Second Vatican Council. Its main purpose is to give glory to God through the sanctification of its members.
Active members meet weekly for prayer, planning and discussion. They also do two hours of assigned work each week under the guidance of their spiritual director. The Legion of Mary is open to all Catholics who faithfully practice their religion, who are animated by the desire to participate in the Church's evangelistic mission through membership in the Legion and who are prepared to fulfill the duties which active membership in the Legion involves.

Click here for more information about the Legion in the Diocese of Cleveland.

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