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2017 Acies

posted Mar 6, 2017, 3:02 PM by Meredith Pelham

Comitium President Joyce Brokaw sends this important message about the upcoming Acies:
This is the most important function in the Legion of Mary's year. This function is for active & auxiliary members. That means for each praesidium to contact all their auxiliary members and impress on them how important it is for them to attend. 

The date: March 26, 2017
Time: 3:00 p.m.
Place: Immaculate Conception Church in Clarksville, Tennessee

January 8th Comitium at Cathedral

posted Jan 5, 2017, 6:51 AM by Meredith Pelham

The year's first Comitium meeting will be held at Cathedral of the Incarnation on Sunday, January 8th at 2:00 p.m. 
See you there!
The 2017 calendar will be distributed at this meeting and published later on this website.

Recommended Reading from the Legion Retreat

posted Nov 17, 2016, 6:53 PM by Meredith Pelham   [ updated Nov 17, 2016, 7:05 PM ]

At the November Comitium, people who attended the Legion Retreat could not stop praising our speaker, Deacon Cody Miller. He urged all Legionaries to read True Devotion to Mary, first all in one sitting, followed by one page per day. 

Deacon Miller also recommended that each praesidium keep a library of these Legion books on hand for study:
1. True Devotion to Mary by Eddie Doherty Version from Montfort Publications
2. The Secret of Mary from Montfort Publications
3. Frank Duff Biography by Fr. Robert Bradshaw from Montfort Publications
4. Inside the Legion of Mary by Fr. Francis Peffley (order through Maria Legionis Supplies)
5. Insights of a Legion of Mary Priest by Fr. Francis Lendacky (order through Maria Legionis Supplies)
6. Mary Shall Reign by Frank Duff (order through Maria Legionis Supplies)
7. Miracles on Tap by Frank Duff (order through Maria Legionis Supplies)

(Ordering: You can click on the title to go to the Amazon page if available. Other titles are available through Maria Legionis Supplies. See the printable order form at the bottom of this page.)

Comitium President Sister Joyce also studied Fr. Peffley's website, on Deacon Miller's advice. It is filled with more articles and information about the Legion. You can check it out here:

Rosary Devotional at Cathedral

posted Sep 28, 2016, 3:24 PM by Meredith Pelham

Sister Tommie Kain extends this invitation:

 SUNDAY, OCT. 2ND - 3:00 PM

September Comitium & Summer Function

posted Sep 4, 2016, 8:05 PM by Meredith Pelham

The September Comitium and Summer Function potluck will be held on Sunday, September 11th at St. John Vianney Parish in Gallatin, beginning at 2:00 p.m. 

All Legionaries and families are invited to attend! Our Lady of La Leche, the hosting praesidium, will provide drinks, BBQ, and utensils. Legionaries are asked to bring a covered dish, vegetable, salad, or dessert to share. Please plan to attend and enjoy the company of fellow legionaries!

Save the Date: Legion Retreat

posted Jul 29, 2016, 7:00 AM by Meredith Pelham   [ updated Sep 6, 2016, 8:46 PM ]

Legion of Mary retreat Nashville

When: Saturday, October 29, 2016 at 9:00 a.m.
Where: the beautiful Bethany Retreat House, 2002 Garners Creek Rd, Dickson, Tennessee
Who: All Legionaries are invited to hear special guest speaker Deacon Cody Miller
Cost: $25 per person (help available if needed)
Lunch will be provided

Retreat Schedule:

9:00 – Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:30 – Opening Prayers and Rosary
10:00 – First Conference (Deacon Cody)
11:15 - Mass (Fr. John O’Neill) followed by Eucharistic Adoration
12:00 - Lunch
1:00 – Catena
1:15 – Second Conference (Deacon Cody)
2:30 – Closing Prayers

Driving Directions to Bethany Retreat House From the Nashville Area:
  • Take I-40 West towards Memphis
  • Take Exit 163 for TN-48 towards Centerville/Dickson
  • Take a Right when you get off at the exit

  • Take the 2nd Left onto Harris Road and take it about 1.6 miles till it ends
  • At the stop sign, turn Right at Garners Creek Road. Stay on Garners Creek Road for 3.3 miles
  • Bethany Convent at 2002 Garners Creek Road will be on the left surrounded by a white fence
  • Pull into the driveway, drive past the convent and continue up the gravel drive. Bethany Retreat House is at the top of the hill
  • If using a GPS or Google Maps or Mapquest use the Bethany Convent address of 2002 Garners Creek Road (the directions are wrong if you use the Bethany Retreat House address of 1001 Garners Creek Road)

Acies 2016: Renewing Our Consecration to Mary

posted Apr 10, 2016, 8:42 PM by Meredith Pelham

Acies on April 10, 2016

posted Mar 17, 2016, 6:42 PM by Meredith Pelham

Legion of Mary Acies

(Acies, the Latin word meaning, an army ranged in battle array)

Attention: All Legion of Mary members, Active & Auxiliaries

Due to Easter being early this year & the next Sunday, Divine Mercy Sunday, the Acies is being celebrated later this year, April 10, 2016.


Therefore it is imperative, if at all possible, for all members to be in attendance to make their individual act of consecration to our Blessed Mother

I am yours, my Queen, my Mother, and all that I have is yours.”

The event will be held at St. Mary of the Seven Sorrows, 330 5th Avenue North, Nashville, TN-Our Lady of Kibeho praesidium hosting. 

There will be a regular Comitium meeting preceding the Acies ceremony at 1:30 

Acies will begin immediately after the Comitium at 3:00.

Potluck reception will follow the Acies. Our Lady of Kibeho will provide meat and drinks. Please bring a covered dish, vegetable, or dessert to share!

Can People Find Your Praesidium?

posted Feb 23, 2016, 8:53 AM by Meredith Pelham   [ updated Feb 23, 2016, 9:21 AM ]

Our Legion website can be an important recruiting tool! Maybe there is someone who just moved to your community and would like to join the Legion. Could they get in touch with one of your officers?

Please take a moment to check your praesidium's listing, meeting time, and contact information. The online directory been updated based on the 2016 Comitium directory. 

If there are recent changes, or if you would prefer a different method of contact listed, please email with your information.

Thank you!

February Comitium Cancelled

posted Feb 13, 2016, 1:19 PM by Meredith Pelham

Due to concerns about winter weather, the February Comitium meeting scheduled in Lebanon has been cancelled. 

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