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Annual Reunion on December 14th

posted Nov 11, 2014, 10:20 AM by Assumption Church   [ updated Nov 11, 2014, 10:23 AM ]
Please take note: the location for the Dec. 14th Comitium and General Reunion has been changed to Our Lady of Le Leche, St. John Vianney Church in Gallatin. 

The Annual General Reunion is a covered dish supper. All Legionaries and their families are invited to attend. Why go to another meeting during the busy season of Advent? Consider this thought from Fr. Bede McGregor, O.P., Spiritual Director:

"Everything one finds in the Handbook has significance for the spirit of the Legion! Sometimes what may seem at first sight a little bit remote from the interior life and active apostolate of the legionary is often in fact close to the heart of the Legion. So, for instance, around the time of the feast of the Immaculate Conception legionaries are asked to celebrate an Annual General Reunion. Basically it asks legionaries to have a real party interspersed with the full Legion Prayers and an input about some aspect of our life in the Legion. This simple Legion function has great enjoyment and formation value. It binds us together more as a family. It is a precious part of the social dimension of the Legion.

The purpose of this informal celebration is to help legionaries to get to know each other better. It is designed to foster a spirit of unity and affection in the Legion Family. It aims to promote a genuine friendship and mutual support among ourselves. Every legionary is called to be an expert in building friendships and spreading joy. We acquire this expertise by a faithful fulfilling of the whole Legion system. Our entire apostolate depends to a great extent on our friendliness and courtesy and helpfulness. The spirit of Mary is a spirit of joy. It is the spirit of the Magnificat, our Legion Anthem. How are we going to recruit new members if we are not genuinely happy and joyful?"