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I never thought of myself as a soldier but for the past year I have been in the Legion Of Mary. Over a year ago, I attended a conference for catechists in my area. Many vendors and organizations are there, sharing their goodies or information. As I was walking around, a beautiful statue of Our Lady caught my eye. I walked over to the booth and learned all about this wonderful organization.

Of course, as a mom, teacher of four-year-olds, and catechist I wasn’t sure if I would be able to join. To my surprise, I found out that I could be an auxiliary member by praying the rosary every day and the Tessera, a special Marian prayer for the Legion.

I was very happy. I already prayed the rosary mostly every day and this would keep my momentum going. I would be praying for other Legionaries all around the world and also those who have passed away. I decided to give it a try.

I was a probationary member for three months and became official in March of 2015! It has been a wonderful journey. I truly feel that I am helping our blessed Mother stomp on that serpent’s head. There is so much anger and hatred in the world that we need to fight for peace and love.

I truly understand now what Padre Pio meant when he called the rosary his weapon. I believe that it is. It has changed my spiritual life. It has helped me feel courage when I was most afraid.

So, if you want to be in Mother Mary’s Army, the Legion of Mary might be for you. Almost every parish has one.

Learn more about the Legion of Mary here.

Copyright 2016 Elizabeth Desiderato