Legion of Mary

The LEGION OF MARY IS A WORLDWIDE ORGANIZATION OF CATHOLIC MEN AND WOMEN, REGARDLESS OF THEIR ETHNIC BACKGROUND.  It was formed in Ireland on September 7, 1921 by Frank Duff who was at the time a member of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. 

There are two ways of memberships in the Legion of Mary. The active members who meet weekly for prayer, and do active Legionary work;  and the auxiliary members who are called the “wings of the Legion” for they give support and strength to the active members by their faithful prayers. 

Inspired by the Holy Spirit, the members hope to render themselves worthy of their great heavenly Queen by their loyalty, their virtues, and their courage. Their object is the glory of God through the holiness of its members developed by prayer and through their apostolic work in the parish.  The spirit of the Legion of Mary is that of Mary herself.  They aspire to follow her humility, obedience, continual prayer, fervent faith and trust in God. 

Members of the Legion of Mary are like soldiers who are ready to serve the church when called.  In other words” they are on duty all the time”. 

At the Co-CATHEDRAL of St. Theresa, the aim of the Legion of Mary is to aid the pastor in reaching out to the parish.  They make house to house visitations to share their faith and to invite and welcome back those who have been away from the church.  Families are informed of parish activities, and are encouraged to participate in the varied programs ie. The RCIA,  Bible study, Lectio Divina, and Religious Formation.

Other activities of the Legion of Mary in the parish are as follows: 

-Visiting the Sick and Homebound parishioners in their homes,  and in hospitals.  They pray with them and give Holy Communion.  

-Assist in the Eucharistic celebration in long term care facilities such as Maluhia Hospital, Kuakini Hospital at Pulama Mau, and Liliha Health Care facility.

-Active involvement in the “Bereavement Ministry and Prison Ministry”.  Sometimes members are called to lead novena prayers for the deceased.

Currently, our praesidium ( our Legion group) has 11 active members consisting of 4 men and 7 women.  We meet regularly on Tuesdays at 6:00 pm at the sacristy for prayer and to share the work done during the week.   We have 60 auxiliary members who are prayer warriors of the Legion of Mary because of their unceasing prayer. 

How do the members grow in their Discipleship?  Legion of Mary members grow as disciples by their devotion to the Holy Eucharist, their faithful prayer of the Liturgy of the Hours, and love for the Blessed Sacrament.  Their strength is their reliance and trust on our Blessed Mother, Mary Mother of God.  

If you desire to experience a very rewarding service to the Lord, Come , join,  and be one of us. 







Y-Youth and Young Adults


St. Theresa School

Lectio Divina


Religious Education

Bible Study

Sacramental Preparation

Legion of Mary

Legion of Mary


S-Social Ministry

T-Time, Talent, Treasure