On September second the Legion of Mary once again held their annual Eucharistic procession at the Cathedral of Saint John in Downtown Cleveland. It was a beautiful sunny day, and we many processing with us. We are already looking for Procession 2024!
This summer will be a busy time for the Legion of Mary in Northern Ohio! IN July we will have our Biannual Congress, and in September we will be hosting our Annual Eucharistic Procession from the Cathedral of Saint John in downtown Cleveland. And in the beginning of August we will once again have our booth at the Cuyahoga County fair. Flyers for the first 2 events are viewable below.
Happy New Year Legionaries! With that we are reminded that now, and the new year to come that we must continue to be vigilant in our efforts to bring souls to Our Lord through Mary his Mother. Please consider the following quote from Cardinal John Henry Newman made in the 19th century: "...if we look through Europe, we shall find on the whole that just those nations and countries have lost their faith in the divinity of Christ, who have given up devotion to His Mother..."
As you can gather from that quote, this is not a new problem. The world needs the Legion more than ever, so let's redouble our efforts in 2023 for the salvation of souls!
Photo Credit: Father Edward Janoch
It is within the sharing and celebration of the Eucharist that we “become one body” through the power of the Holy Spirit. Celebrating the Eucharist inspires us to ensure that the true unity of humankind in Christ becomes a reality in our day. Celebrating Eucharist renews our commitment to building a more just and fraternal society, thus anticipating that kingdom of justice, love and peace, for which all humankind longs.
Most Reverend Diarmuid Martin, Archbishop of Dublin
“How deservedly do we keep the Feast of the Assumption with all solemnity. What reasons for rejoicing, what motives for exultation have we on this most beautiful day! The presence of Mary illumines the entire world so that even the holy city above has now a more dazzling splendor from the light of this virginal lamp. With good reason, thanksgiving and the voice of praise, resound today throughout the courts of heaven... let us not complain, for here we do not have a lasting city, but we seek one that is to come, the same which the blessed Mary entered today.” – St. Bernard of Clairvaux
Akron, Ohio, July 9. 2022—A Eucharistic procession and Patriotic Rosary took place through the streets of downtown Akron on July 9, 2022. Beginning at St. Bernard Church and ending at St. Mary Church, priests, and a deacon from the parishes of St. Bernard/St. Mary and St. Hilary joined the faithful in praying the Patriotic Rosary, praying for all offices of government and each of the 50 States. Organized by the Legion of Mary, Our Lady of Humility Praesidium, the procession attracted faithful from all over Northeast Ohio. “We had about 75 people in the procession, and another thirty people in St. Mary Church, praying the Rosary simultaneously” commented Ro Reed, President of the group who organized the event. "We looked to Fr. Chris (Zerucha) the pastor of both St. Bernard's and St. Marys for direction, given the unrest in the City of Akron. We prayed in a special way for peace, bringing Jesus and His Mother Mary to the streets and we received a very positive response from the community."
Members of the Cleveland Comitium, Legion of Mary.