Communication from the Senatus Officers to the Legionaries

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

We thank God for His protection especially during the just concluded 42 days of total lockdown. This was the second time since the year 2020. The lockdown continues to help us to recognise the way in which we were preoccupied with a very busy world and neglected the more important area of making time for ourselves. In all this, the object however of the Legion of Mary remains constant, and that is the glory of God through the holiness of its members, developed by prayer and active co-operation in the work of Jesus Christ.

This time, more people fell sick and many died. May the souls of all the deceased through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary rest in peace. Amen.

As we are all aware, Churches were closed and likewise the activities of Legion of Mary which include meetings, visits, functions, etc. were put on hold in the process of curbing the spread of the Corona Virus.  However, in his speech on the 30th July 2021, the President of Uganda reported that the rate of infection of the virus had reduced tremendously, and the lockdown was partially lifted.

In this situation, the Officers of the Senatus of Uganda advise Councils as follows:

  1. All Legion of Mary meetings are still on hold. Let us continue with Legion of Mary prayers every day and on the day of the Praesidium meeting, say the prayers at the time of the meeting,
  2. About the Centenary Celebrations,
    • The Inauguration of the Centenary Celebrations will take place on Tuesday, 7th September, 2021, at Nsambya Parish. Mass will start at 10.00 am presided over by the Rt. Rev. Bishop Paul Ssemogerere, the Chairman of the Lay Apostolate Commission of the Uganda Episcopal Conference.
    • Due to the current restrictions on celebrations, a few of us will be invited but in order for all of us to participate, Mass will be broadcasted on all Catholic Radios and Television and we request all Legionaries to tune in.
    • On the 7th September 2021, we ask all Curiae in consultation with their Spiritual Directors to offer Mass of thanksgiving to God for the 100 years of Legion of Mary. If possible, the Curiae may have a novena of Masses offered prior to the 7th September 2021.
  1. We are called upon to join and pray the 24-hour rosary weekly and encourage all the others including non-Legionaries to participate. This is a strong weapon in the struggle to end CoVID-19. 

 May Mary Immaculate, Mediatrix of all Graces pray for us.

God bless you.