Allocutio delivered by Rev. Fr. Peter Bakaye, Spiritual Director of Bukumi Comitium
Who can be a member of the Legion of Mary? The handbook puts it clearly that any Catholic can be a member provided he fulfills the following requirements:
- faithfully practise the Catholic religion;
- should be animated by the desire to fulfil their role in the Church’s apostolate through membership of the Legion;
- prepared to fulfil each and every duty which active membership of the Legion involves.
To have meaningful membership whose aim is the glory of God through the holiness of its members, the above three comnditions must be met.
Three conditions require the Holy Spirit, the helper, a reason why the Legionary Promise is addressed to the Holy Spirit.
With the conditions of membership stated clearly in Ch. 13 of the handbook clearly met, we shall be arranged as a steadfast army. Legionaries are always in a struggle, not just that of politics but that of achieving heaven.