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        Photo Showing the Legion of Mary Altar with Statue and Vexillum  
                 The Legion of Mary Altar

From the Legion of Mary Concilium - An approved addition to the Daily prayers!
Legionaries should now add St. Raphael, in the Concluding Legion Prayers, along with St. Michael and St. Gabriel

The Three Archangels, St. Raphael,
St. Raphael is the Patron Saint of Doctors, Nurses, and Health Care workers, and also, the Patron Saint of Marriage.
Walk for Life, West Coast, 2018

Pictures from the Pro Life Walk for the West Coast, are below. Many of those present were young people, from around the country - one group drove 13 hours overnight,
to participate in the Walk. The presence of all the young people provided a joyful, kind, and uplifting Spirit to the Walk for Life, West Coast, 2018

Walk for Life Banner    Young People at banner
Walk for Life at Civic Center     Walk for Life 2018 Start    Police Monitors
Walkers & Baby  Walkers -2   Walkers - 3   Walkers -4
Walkers Nuns     Walkers more   Walkers 5
     Walkers 6        Walkers 7       Men walking
Clergy Walking    Walkers -8   Kids & Mom walkers    

Above; Dominicans, marching for Life, and the Priests and nuns from other Orders and parishes were also there...and many Parents with Children walked the length of Market St.
Below: Abortion Rights group gathered at Powell Street corner (Pro Life Marchers in front). It is difficult to have a dialogue with the Pro Abortion groups, as they are surrounded by the police. Three Protestant Ministers with bullhorns were also at different spots along the march - (their message: "Catholics will go to Hell! For their belief in the Virgin Mary")
The backbone, the largest group of Pro Life Marchers, comes from Catholics and Catholic Parish Churches...

Pro Choice Opposing Groups    Pro Choice Opponents  Pro Choice Groups
         Pro Life Marchers          Near end of Pro Life Walk 2018
                     Thanks for your Support, for the Walk for Life, West Coast, 2018! Please come back again, next year!!
             Walk for Life SF 2018, English Flier             Walk for Life SF 2018, Espanol Flier
The Walk for Life, San Francisco, 2018 is Saturday, January 27th...
The Officers and Members of the San Francisco Senatus, wish you a Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year, 2018!
Mary icon
SF Senatus Officers 2017

Fr. Lawrence Goode, Senatus Spiritual Director

Fr. Lawrence Goode,
Spiritual Director

Legion of Mary Final Prayer

Prayers for the Beatification of the Servant of God Frank Duff

God our Father, You inspired your servant Frank Duff with a profound insight into the mystery of Your Church, the Body of Christ, and of the place of Mary the Mother of Jesus in this mystery. In his immense desire to share this insight with others and in filial dependence on Mary he formed her Legion to be a sign of her maternal love for the world and a means of enlisting all her children in the Church's evangelising work.

We thank you Father for the graces conferred on him and for the benefits accruing to the Church from his courageous and shining faith. With confidence we beg You that through his intercession you grant the petition we lay before You . ............... We ask too that if it be in accordance with Your will, the holiness of his life may be acknowledged by the Church for the glory of your Name, through Christ Our Lord, Amen. 

Marian Shrine

An Intention of the SF Senatus for the year 2018:

Lord, please give all Catholics the courage and strength to stand by their Church, and to bring the Church to those who need to come to God, and to help those Catholics who have fallen away, so that they might return to grace.

And you, the bystander, you are needed for the effort to bring all to the Church.
You can best do this, by joining the Legion of Mary...

The Consecration of the San Francisco Cathedral of St. Mary, to our Blessed Mother, October 7th, 2017
               Consecration Flyer                Cathedral Interior
                           Statue of Our Lady for the Consecration                                    Children at Our Lady's Altar in the Cathedral in San Francisco
        Exterior of the Cathedral in San Francisco      Archbishop leading the Consecration Prayers
       Large crowd at the Consecration, gathered in the plaza outside the Cathedral           Procession down Gough Street in San Francisco
          Above, the beginning of the Street Procession starting at the Cathedral plaza, and right, Catholics on Gough Street, led by Archbishop Cordileone
      The Procession winding through the streets of San Francisco       Three Legion of Mary Members
The Procession from the Cathedral on the streets of San Francisco..Above right, 3 Legionaries, active in Street Evangelization....Brs. Paul, Jim, & Gary.
Thanks to Br. Ando Perlas, Senatus President, and Br. Ray Vice President, for aiding the Consecration, and for leading street Rosaries.
Consecration of the SF Archdiocese to the Immaculate Heart of Mary
            Below, the City of San Francisco obscured in a layer of heavy smoke, due to the Great Northern California Wildfires of October, 2017
                      Please pray for those who lost their lives, and for those who lost their homes - more than 6000 were burned.
            The ocean reflecting a smoky sun in October 2017     The City of San Francisco under a layer of heavy smoke, due to the Great Norcal fires of October, 2017
San Francisco Senatus visited by Concilium Officers - Br. Raymond and Sr. Annette Mulrooney Sept. 14th, 2017
San Francisco Senatus would like to thank Br. and Sr. Mulrooney for their encouragement and comments at the September 2017 Senatus
         Br. & Sr. Mulrooney of the Legion of Mary Concilium, speaking at the SF Senatus meeting of Sept. 2017             Officers and Concilium Visitors at SF Senatus of September, 2017
    The 5th Annual Legion of Mary Senatus Conference was a great Success -
Remarks Br. Ando Perlas, San Francisco Senatus President
On Saturday, September 9, at the Santa Clara Convention Center, we held the 5th Legion of Mary Conference "Winning Souls for Christ, the Fatima Way."  Not trying to compare the previous years, this by far seemed to have drawn the most number of Legion active and auxiliary members estimated to be between 780 - 800. This year, we have a stronger presence from our Spanish, Vietnamese and Chinese members (at least 220 in total). In fact, the Vietnamese and Chinese Curia president told me that they would like a similar arrangement as the Spanish (with their own meeting room). They promised to bring at least 100 to be able to offset the cost of the room. Nice challenge to have.

Bro. Raymond and Sis. Annette Mulrooney from the Concilium graced the occasion and were received with loving arms. They had great insights and answers to many of our questions. Positive comments were also received about the Liturgy (Mass in the extraordinary form) and the beautiful and solemn Gregorian chant and music. Above all it was a day of bonding and forming of new friendships. Humor and laughter added memories to this day.  As always, we thank our far distant councils for coming (three from Seattle Comitium). Looking forward to 2018.

  Flyer for the SF Senatus Annual Confernce 2017, in EnglishFlyer for the SF Annual Conference 2017, in Espanol   

         Printable Flyer for the SF Senatus Conference 2017, in English                                                        Printable Flyer for the SF Senatus Conference 2017, in Espanol

Below, Past and Current San Francisco Senatus Events in 2017 and Before
The SF Senatus Day of Recollection, 2017
                 SF SenatusWorkshop on the Total Consecration to Jesus, through Mary, Sept. 2nd, 2017
                  The Consecration Ceremony will take place on Oct. 8, 2017, after the 5 PM Mass at Mater Dolorosa   

Dear Brothers and Sisters – first of all, lesson learned -  when the Blessed Mother wants something to happen, it will happen. About two months ago, I requested Sister Violy Carnero (Mater Dolorosa) to reserve dates for the Total Consecration seminar as part of the Centennial program of the Legion of Mary. She was able to get Sep 2 . Thank you to all her efforts.  However as you know when we do this type activity we need two dates (and I don’t think I mentioned to Sis Violy that we needed to have two dates) -  one for the seminar or workshop and one for the actual day of the consecration. As practiced, the workshop is at least 33 days prior the Consecration ceremonies to give ample time for the participants to prepare.

The ceremony itself should fall on a day, or closest to it, on a Feast Day of the Blessed Mother. (I called the MD office, all Saturdays 33 days prior to  Sep 2 are booked and then I counted 33 days  after Sep 2, and found that the closest Saturday for the ceremonies is Oct 7 (Our Lady of the Holy Rosary). However, we will all be at the Cathedral that day. So, the next day closest to this feast day is Oct 8 (Sunday). And as you all know, it is a very busy day for any parish. Booking an event on this day is next to impossible.

But somehow, this thought enter my mind… why not  do the actual ceremonies on Oct 8, Sunday,  find a priest who would agree to do the formal act of consecration at the end of a Sunday Mass and hope that there is no Mass immediately following that Mass. That’s when I decided to call Fr. Joseph Homick who usually celebrates the 5:00 p.m. Sunday Mass in the extraordinary form at Mater Dolorosa. I was not sure if he would agree to my proposal as I thought he would already be tired or tied up to another activity to his busy Sunday schedule. When I explained to him the situation I am in, he was very happy and excited to have the Consecration ceremonies, Oct 8 after the 5:00 p.m. Mass. He also accepted to be the speaker for the seminar on Sep2 which coincidentally (or by design) a first Saturday!

I would like to ask your approval (Board and Correspondents) to make this a Senatus activity (in collaboration with Mater Dolorosa Legion of Mary), that way, we can promote it to all parishes. Let’s discuss further at the next Senatus Board and July meeting. We have plenty of time to recruit people but the more people we consecrate, the more joyful Our Blessed Mother would be.

Thanks and God bless,

Bro Ando

  The 2017 SF Senatus Workshop Flyer
  Walk for Life 2017 Banner


Walk for Life - West Coast

San Francisco

The Walk started at SF Civic Center, and was
attended by approximately 50,000.

January 21st, 2017

  Walk for Life Crowd  Nuns on Walk   Walk for Life at Civic Center
Walk for life Young people  young people on Walk for Life  Young People on Walk for Life Walk for Life  Young people on Walk for Life
Above and Below, Young people and Families on the March for Life
Walk for Life      Young Family       Walk for Life
Clergy at end of march        legion of Mary members         Eva Muntean, organizer

Dominican Priests on the Walk for Life               Legion of Mary Members -(ctr) Br. Konopaski (Leads 40 Days for Life)      Eva Muntean, Leader of the Walk for Life, West Coast
                                                                                      Br. Bill -webmaster                                          Br. Paul

Police Escort   End of March     End of March
The Walk for Life had a large Police Escort                                  (Center and Right) - The End of the Walk for Life
             This New Year of 2017, Let some Light into your family, your home, your city, and your country - Join the Legion of Mary!
SF January Sunset

San Francisco at Dusk
Reflecting the Rays of the Sun
setting in the Pacific

You can bring Light into your family, city, and country - Join the Legion of Mary!


Annual General Reunion - 2016
San Francisco Senatus

Another Legion year is coming to an end, and we celebrated as usual, with our Annual Senatus General Reunion
Date:  Saturday, Dec. 3rd, 2016          Time: 6 PM
Location: St. Finn Barr's Church, 412 Edna Street, near Monterey Boulevard, in San Francisco.
We began with the Living Rosary, and then a flower offering to Our Lady

               GenReunion2016                Annual General Reunion 2016               Annual General Reunion 2016

              Ann Gen Reunion 2016        Ann Gen Reunion 2016               Ann Gen Reunion 2016                
The Annual San Francisco Rosary Rally October 2016
Mass, followed by a Rosary Procession from St. Mary's Cathedral to San Francisco's UN Plaza
A public Rosary
The Keynote Speaker Most Reverend Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone - celebrating the Centennial of the Apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima
Concluding with Benediction
                Rosary Rally Procession                  Rosary Rally Procession B

               Procession arriving                   Crowd at Rosary Rally
Above, the Procession from the Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Assumption, arriving at UN Plaza at the San Francisco Civic Center
    Br. Ray Frost leading a decade of the Rosary     Archbishop Cordeleone     Br. Ando Perlas reciting the Rosary                    

Above, the Public Recitation of the Rosary - (L to R) Br. Ray Frost, Archbishop Cordileone, Br. Ando Perlas

                 Archbishop Cordeleone            Crowd at the Rosary Rally

Above, Archbishop Cordileone delivering his homily, at the Rosary Rally
“May our praying of the holy rosary lead us to contemplate with greater depth and fervor the mysteries manifest in our Lord’s earthly life, so we may bear witness to him by our holiness of life, after the manner of our Blessed Mother Mary and all the martyrs, for the glory of God and the proclamation of the good news of salvation.”

For a synopsis of the Archbishop's speech, in the Archdiocesan newspaper

      Legion of Mary Members at the Rally         Giving out free Rosaries to passersby                  Catholic Free Rosary & Free Literature Table
Above: Legion of Mary members, praying the Rosary, and handing out free Rosaries to passersby.
The Rally was attended by about 1700 Catholics - Make sure you come again to the Rosary Rally, Next Year!
The Apostles were filled with the Holy Spirit - You too, can spread the Word of God!   Join the Legion of Mary!
The Annual San Francisco Senatus Conference was a great success !!
About 650 Legionaries attended at the Santa Clara Convention Center
The Theme this year was "Mary, Mother of Mercy"

    Conference flyer in English           Conference flyer in Spanish                 Printable English Flyer for the San Francisco 2016 Senatus Conference                    Printable Spanish Flyer for the San Francisco 2016 Senatus Conference

Remarks by Br. Ando Perlas, President SF Senatus
The Legion of Mary Conference location was at Santa Clara Convention Center, North of San Jose, California, and not far from Levi Stadium...
Below, taking the escalator down to the Conference room
      Upper Dec           Signs for the Conference             Down to the Conference
Below, Fr. Previtali initiating the Conference with a Latin Mass, followed by his speech to the 650 Legionaries
    Mass at Confernce start       Mass at the Beginning of the Conference              Legionaries at Conference
Below, Br. Ando Perlas, President of the SF Senatus,welcomes the Legionaries and begins the Conference
Fr. Lawrence Goode, SF Senatus Spiritual Director, leads cheers for the Legionaries, those from each city and state
Right, Sr. Angela Miller calls for the Spanish speaking Legionaries to attend their conference upstairs.
       Br. Ando Perlas, Pres. SF Senatus              Fr. Goode, SF Senatus Spiritual Director                      
The Legion Prayers began with the Rosary recited in 5 languages, English, Spanish, Korean, Tagalog, and Latin, showing the cultural diversity of the Legion of Mary
Below, Br. Charles McGloughlin leading the first decade, Sr. Lillian Alfaro the second decade
    First Decade of the Rosary            The Visitation, Second Decade, In Spanish               Sr. Alfaro
Below, Br. Anselmo Yoon leading the third decade, and Sr. Tess de La Paz. the fourth decade.            Right - Br. Mike Aubin of the San Jose Comitium
        The Third Decade of the Rosary, in Korean            Br. Alfonso Yoon, Korean Curia            Fourth Decade, in Tagalog              Br. Aubin of the San Jose Comitium
Below, Sr. Charisse and Sr. Ave Rosario - Leading the Last Decade in Latin          Right, the Legion Altar at the Senatus Conference
        The Fifth Decade of the Rosary, in Latin                   Srs. Charisse and Rozario                The Legion Altar at the Conference
Below: Sr. Kristina Johannes & Sr. Liz Janezich from the Anchorage Curia & Br. Dave Marten & Br. Ray Frost of the SF Senatus; Sr. Liz & Br. Ray with Fr. Goode
Fr. Noel Sanvicenti delivering his inspirational talk on Our Lady;
     Legionaries from Alaska               Fr. Goode and Legionaries         
Below, Left: Singing at the Conference                                                                                             Below, Right: Dancing at the Conference
           Singing at the Conference                    Dancing at the Conference
    Successful PPC (Peregrinatio pro Christo) at Our Lady of the Pillar, Half Moon Bay, near San Francisco
    Friday, August 19th     -   Thursday, August 25th, 2016

Report Below   
 Contact: Br. David Martin email
PPC Signup Form         Street Map of Parish in Half Moon Bay

               Our Lady of the Pillar Catholic Church in Half Moon Bay            Map of Our Lady of the Pillar in Half Moon Bay
              Above, Our Lady of the Pillar Catholic Church, Half Moon Bay, Ca.                                 Above, a general map of the SF Peninsula, showing Half Moon Bay
              Below: The rugged Pacific Coastline, between San Francisco and Half Moon Bay
              Pic of Rugged Coastline              Pacific Coastline between San Franciso and Half Moon Bay

Report - Outstanding PPC (Peregrination pro Christo), by Legion Members

Our Lady of the Pillar Church, Half Moon Bay, Ca. PPC sponsored by the San Francisco Senatus, Aug.19-25, 2016.

In the Spring of 2016 Fr. Joseph Previtali, Pastor Administrator of Our Lady of the Pillar Church and Spiritual Director of Our Lady of the Pillar Presidium, was approached by Senatus President, Br Ando Perlas, to see if the parish would consider hosting a Peregrinatio Pro Christo. Fr Previtali enthusiastically agreed to host a PPC in August of 2016.
Half Moon Bay, Ca, located on the Pacific Ocean, 30 milesSouth of San Francisco, was originally founded by thePortuguese and has grown to a town of 20,000. Sr Ida Helms, President of Our Lady of the Pillar Praesidium, organized the parish meeting room and very welcoming evening meals for the visiting Legionaries. Legionaries came from as far away as the Seattle Comitium and the Arlington Regia to participate in the PPC. Most reporting Councils of the San Francisco Senatus were represented by participating Legionaries. For six days 15/20 Legionaries would meet after morning Mass for prayers, reports, and assignments. Fr Previtali was present with encouraging allocutios and to suggest areas of the parish that should be visited. The results were, 2,488 homes were visited; 1,534 were not home; 288 were practicing Catholics; 157 were nonpracticing Catholics; 301 were not Catholic; and 208 were not interested. (As yet)....
Pentecost Artist S. Watanabe

Pentecost     - S. Watanabe


And when the days of Pentecost were drawing to a close, they were all together in one place. And suddenly there came a sound from heaven, as of a violent wind coming, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. And there appeared to them parted tongues as of fire, which settled upon each of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in foreign tongues, even as the Holy Spirit prompted them to speak (Acts 2, 1-4).

      The Acies- The Legion Army arranged in Battle Array, is the great Annual Ceremony of the Legion.
     Legionaries assemble and renew their Fealty to Mary, Queen of the Legion, and from Her receive
     strength and blessing for yet another year's battle with the forces of evil.....(Legion Handbook)
        Statue of Our Lady            Legionaries reciting the pledge               Br. Ando Perlas, Pres. SF Senatus
   Above, (Left to Right) St. Cecilia's Church                          Legionaries gathered for Acies                                         Br. Ando Perlas, President of Senatus, welcome address
Fr. Summerhays with Members of the Santa Rosa Praesidia                  Fr. Summerhays with the Host Praesidia at St. Cecelia
Above, Fr. Summerhays with Praesidia from Santa Rosa     Fr. Summerhays' Homily on St. Louis Marie de Montfort     Fr. Summerhays with members of the host Praesidium
Fr. Summerhays and the Officers of San Francisco Senatus                      Sr. Mary Petersen
Above, Fr. Summerhays with past and present officers of the SF Senatus          Legionaries making the Promise            Right, Sr. Mary Petersen, past president, SF Comitium

               Flyer for the SF Senatus Acies, 2016                       Annual SF Senatus Workshop, 2016

                                     Printable Flyer for the Acies                                                                                               Printable Flyer for the Workshop     

The Annual Walk for Life, Saturday, January 23rd, 2016, San Francisco
        Walk for Life Women     Walk for Life guys

Young People carrying the 2016 Pro Life Banner - And this year, there were young men working up front, also

         Marchers on the Move at the 2016 Walk for Life, in San Francisco          The Walk for Life Banner

           Family on the March          Family on the March        Family at the March
Banner on the March    Carrying the Cross    Three Senior Ladies
   At the March, un Senor        Stanford!!      Young Woman at March
Banner       Young Lad at March      Family on Market Street
The March continues        The March in Progress on Market street       Pro Life Kids
         Pro Lifer               Anglicans Marching               Pro Lifers               

Above, some of the Pro Life Marchers - there were so many groups, and so many Pro Lifers - wish that all of the photos could be on this web site, apologies to those, who volunteered to be photographed for the Legion of Mary Web site, and whose photos are not given here...

Below, the Walk nearing the end, on Fremont Street, as a Construction Crew watches the Marchers pass under their building, and then to the end, at the halo of balloons...

 Walk for Life near End      Construction Crew        End of the Walk

Below, some of the Pro Abortion Protestors on Sidewalks, next to the March. While the protests were continuing, Legion of Mary Workers were in the crowd, and
passing out Rosaries....also, there was an effort made to mingle with the ProAbs, shake hands, have friendly conversations, and engage in Legion Evangelization-
this was done, and there were some surprisingly friendly contacts.  We can do this, and we should extend our efforts next year.

               Pro Abortion Protestors              Pro Abortion Banner              Pro Abortion
The End of the Walk for Life, 2016 - Join us next year!
Walk for Life Young Women leading the parade
For more details, see the Walk for Life website     Map of the Civic Center       Map of the Parade Route, down Market street, to the end at the Justin Harman Plaza
Happy New Year!!
Sunset over Mt. Davidson, Cross, and the Pacific
A Christmas Eve, 2015, Sunset over the Cross on Mt. Davidson, and over the Pacific, west of San Francisco

  Again Jesus Spoke to them, I am the Light of the World. Whoever follows Me, will not walk in Darkness, but have the Light of Life"

Virgin and Child

Merry Christmas

From the Officers and Members

San Francisco Senatus

of the
Legion of Mary

           Please read the Council Reports Page, for the News for your Council, and the News around the entire Senatus!    Council Reports
SF Senatus Annual General Reunion, 2015, at St. Finn Barr's
      legion Altar at Reunion     Legionaries
        Legionaries at prayers         Young Legionary with Rose         Legionaries   
            Young Legion Musicians              Legionary with roses             Legionary with Rose
     Social at Reunion     tables at Reunion          President Ando
Election of Senatus Officers at the November 2015, San Francisco Senatus

New Council Officers Elected - Sr. Carmine Perlas as the new Secretary, Br. Ray Frost as the New Treasurer, Br. W. Wehrmeister as the new Vice President
Br. Ando Perlas is continuing as SF Senatus President, and Sr. Carol DeVincenzi as Assistant Secretary.
Thanks to the outgoing Officers, Sr. Angela & Br. Miller, and Br. Al Williams, for their work as San Francisco Senatus Officers

Senatus Officers Page

The San Francisco Rosary Rally, Saturday, October 10th, 2015 !
The day began with a 10:00 am Mass at the Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption in San Francisco, celebrated by Archbishop Cordileone, and concelebrated by  Fr. Arturo Albano, the rector of St. Mary’s, and other priests. Following Mass, the Archbishop led a Eucharistic Procession from the Cathedral to United Nations Plaza, where the Rosary rally began at 12:00 noon. The pilgrims from the cathedral were met at UN Plaza by those who attended the Rosary Rally. After the procession’s arrival, there was Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, followed by Benediction, for the welfare of the City of St. Francis.  Archbishop Cordileone was the keynote speaker (his talk is below), and Fr. Arturo Albano addressed the faithful in both Spanish and Tagalog. Priests (including Fr. Goode, Spritual Director of the Legion of Mary), wereon hand to hear confessions. The special Guest speaker was Deacon Robert Ellis, from the World Apostolate of Fatima, USA. 
        English Flyer for the 2015 SF Rosary Rally                                                                                  2015 SF Rosary Rally en Espanol                                    Map UN plaza
       Flyer for the San Francisco Rosary Rally 2015           Rosary Rally Catholics
                                                  Attendees at this year's Rosary Rally, 2015....Join next Year's Rosary Rally!!
              Brothers at Rally            Archbishop Cordeleone, Presider           Flag at Rosary Rally

“Our Lady, Untier of Knots”
Talk Given at the Archdiocesan Annual Rosary Rally
By The Most Rev. Salvatore Cordileone
Archbishop of San Francisco

October 10, 2015

The recent visit of Pope Francis to our country was a moment of tremendous grace for all of us, and I think we all still feel deep gratitude to our Holy Father for his pastoral outreach to us here in the United States, and especially his understanding of the very many struggles that families are dealing with these days, and the challenges that people of faith face in living a life of whole-hearted devotion to Jesus and of integrity with his teachings.  Pope Francis’ presence and words of encouragement are a tremendous support for us all.You may be aware that Pope Francis has a particular devotion to an image of the Blessed Mother under the title, “Our Lady, Untier of Knots.”  The idea was first expressed in a painting by the baroque German artist Johann Georg Melchior Schmidtner around the year 1700.  The image depicts the Blessed Virgin Mary standing on the crescent moon surrounded by angels, with the Holy Spirit in the form of a dove hovering above her as she unties knots into a long strip and at the same time rests her foot on the head of a “knotted” snake.

This is not just a touching devotional idea; its theological roots go back very far.  In fact, they go back to the very beginning, for the serpent represents the devil, and Mary’s treatment of him fulfills the prophecy in Genesis 3:15, which we just heard in our Mass earlier this morning: “I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and hers; He will strike at your head, while you strike at his heel.”The great bishop and theologian of the second century, St. Irenaeus, in his classic work Against Heresies, sees in this scene in Genesis a parallel between Eve and Mary, and describes how “the knot of Eve’s disobedience was loosed by the obedience of Mary.  For what the virgin Eve had bound fast through unbelief, this did the Virgin Mary set free through faith” (Book V, Chapter 19).

Like me, you may sometimes find that your rosary beads get tangled up.  If I get frustrated when trying to undo them, the problem only gets worse.  If I approach the problem calmly and patiently, the chain of beads becomes untangled almost without effort.This is a wonderful lesson for our lives, and for the importance of the Rosary.  And, I believe, it is a lesson Pope Francis wants us to learn.  He fostered this devotion in Argentina, and, happily, we can claim to have a special connection with it here in the United States, for the image of the Blessed Mother standing on the crescent moon is the usual way of depicting Mary under her title of the Immaculate Conception – the Patroness of the United States.As we pray through the joyful, luminous, sorrowful and glorious mysteries, we contemplate with Mary the great events in her Son’s life.  By means of this contemplation we see fulfilled the words of St. Paul: “God has given us the wisdom to understand fully the mystery, the plan He was pleased to decree in Christ” (Eph 1:9).

When we see the combination of light and shadow in the lives of Jesus and his Mother, we are in a better position to understand the joys and sorrows in our own lives, and in the events taking place in the world around us. We see so much anger and frustration around us, and it is easy for us to get all worked up over it.  When we do, the tangled knots in our lives only get worse.  The prayerful recitation of the Rosary is a powerful antidote to this: the rhythm of the words and the images of the mysteries of Christ’s life that each decade suggests soothe us, calm us, and allow us to be open to the breath of God’s Holy Spirit.When we conclude this prayer, we possess the serenity that allows us to untangle the knots in our lives calmly.  Or better yet, to allow God to do the job.  What disobedience has tied into the knots of sin and selfishness is undone by a faith like Mary’s.  Let us ask her to intercede for us, so that we might have a perfect obedience like hers, and so be set free through faith.

Below, Legion of Mary Jacket, St. Dominic's Parishioner, a Young Couple with their new baby, and (R), the message reads "Your Mother hasn't heard from you in Decades!"
     Legionary at Rally     Rally Guy      Young Family at Rosary Rally     Rosary Person
Benediction of the Most Blessed Sacrament
                                        Benediction at Rally    
        Below, Missionaries of Charity Nuns, Deacon Robert Ellis speaking about the Our Lady of Fatima statue, and (R), Fr. Arturo Albano
      Missionaries of Charity at Rally    Deacon Ellis speaking about the Pilgrim Our Lady of Fatima statue    Fr. Albano Speaking  
Below, some Legion of Mary workers, (From Left), Br. Ambrose, Br. Paul & friend, Br. Ando- Senatus President, and (R), Eva Muntean of Walk for Life, with Br. Dave
           Br Ambrose manning the Legion Table         Br. Paul       Br. Ando, the Senatus President           Eva Muntean & Br. David Martin
Below, some of the priests (including Fr. Goode, right), hearing confessions, and some of the police at the Rally (There isn't much to do for Police at Catholic Events!)
           Confession table             Police at Rally               Fr. Goode, Legion Chaplain  
Doves on the Archbishop
                                                        Above, some Doves drop in on the Archbishop, at the Conclusion of the Rosary Rally
Please Come to the 2016 Rosary Rally !!!

       Br. Ando Perlas, recently elected President of the San Francisco Senatus,           
Moderated the Recent 3rd Annual Legion conference, details below

Br & Sr Perlas
                (Br Ando and Sr Carmine Perlas)
  Poster for the 3rd Annual Legion Conference

3rd Annual Legion of Mary Conference, 2015                                                                       

   Below.  Summary of the Recent, Completed, 3rd Annual San Francisco Senatus Conference "The Mercy and Compassion of a Loving God"  
By Br. Ando Perlas, Conference Moderator and Senatus President
   Speakers: Rev. Father Joseph Kim  &  Rev. Father Thomas Steinke       

Through the blessings and graces of Our Blessed Mother, not to mention the fine weather on that day, the Legion of Mary Conference on September 19, 2015 was a tremendous success. At least six hundred Legionaries from Northern California were in attendance and Sister Eva Pera from the Idaho Comitium was also there to grace the occasion. As always, the day began with the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass with the Reverend Father Joseph Kim, Spiritual Director of the San Jose Comitium and the conference main speaker as the main celebrant. Fr. Lawrence Goode, Spiritual Director of the San Francisco Senatus and Fr. Ed Bohnert of the South San Mateo Curia concelebrated the Mass.  Deacon Kevin from the Stockton Comitium and Deacon Albert of the Oakland Comitium assisted at Mass as well.

After the Mass, the Legionaries had some time to grab much needed coffee and light breakfast items from the concession booths. This was immediately followed by the Legion Opening Prayers and Rosary recited in different languages, to recognize the plurality of cultures and nationalities within the Legion family. The decades were in English, Spanish, Korean, Tagalog and Latin, the universal language of the Catholic Church. After the Rosary, Fr. Goode welcomed everyone to the 2015 Legion Conference, “The Mercy and Compassion of a Loving God.”  In a similar manner of calling the roll call at a Praesidium meeting, Fr. Goode called on the different councils present. It was a very impressive representation as the following councils were present – San Francisco Senatus, San Jose Comitium with its attached Curiae (San Jose Spanish Curia, San Jose Vietnamese Curia, San Jose Chinese Curia) , Oakland Comitium with its attached Curiae (Southern Alameda Curia, Oakland Spanish and East Contra Costa), Sacramento Comitium, Stockton Comitium, San Mateo County Comitium with its attached Curiae (South San Mateo Curia and Daly-City Colma), San Francisco Mission Excelsior Curia, the Northwest Korean Comitium, represented by the San Jose Korean Curia and the aforementioned Idaho Comitium member.

         Conference Attendees                     Clergy at Conference

Welcome remarks given by Bro. Ando Perlas, SF Senatus president, reminded everyone that the challenge for every Legionary is to let everyone whom we encounter know that God is indeed a God of mercy and compassion.  Bro. Justin Kim, former president of the San Jose Korean Curia, and the father of our main speaker, introduced Fr. Joe Kim, his son. Bro. Justin said that through God’s grace and his urging, Fr. Joe Kim became a member of the Legion of Mary while he was at the seminary with Fr. Goode as its spiritual director. Fr. Joe Kim graduated from UC Berkeley with a degree on electrical engineering and entered the seminary after a short stint with a private company. The rest is history. Today. Fr. Joe Kim is the Spiritual Director of the San Jose Comitium, director of the Office of Evangelization and Vocations for the Diocese of San Jose. In his talk, Fr. Joe emphasized that Legionary service calls us to be ministers of mercy and that as sinners, we all need God’s mercy and compassion. His inspiring talk received tremendous applause from the audience and of course, left everyone with many thoughts to ponder.

Lunch followed by entertainment provided Legionaries more opportunities to socialize with each other. It is only once a year that we get a chance to meet our Brothers and Sisters from the different parts of the Bay. As always, the entertainment part of the conference provided some fun and laughter. Thank you to all those who participated. The afternoon talk was opened by Fr. Thomas Steinke, IVE,  associate pastor of Our Lady of Peace Church in Santa Clara.  In his talk, Fr. Steinke emphasized that Jesus Himself told Saint Faustina that souls go to Hell because they refuse to accept His offer of Mercy. If they only knew that Our Lord would do everything in his power to save a soul. Fr. Steinke’s presentation is worthy of academic distinction for its thoroughness, scholarly and dogmatic character.

After some excellent discussions on the floor, this was followed by much needed mini-Legion workshop on the Legion system. Included in this year’s topics are the following: Qualifications to becoming a Legion active member, Importance of Recruitment effort, Auxiliary Membership recruitment, Providing a Weekly Report and the Release and Waiver of Liability.  Many positive feedbacks were received from those who attended, many of them saying, ”see you next year!”
   Flyer pdf   Flyer jpg       Map Convention Center Area      Map Bay Area       

  Upcoming Events in 2015 - (scroll down for recent reports of the Events for 2015, 2014, and before.)

(Upcoming) West Coast Walk for Life 2016    Saturday, Jan 23rd, 2016      San Francisco Civic Center Plaza             More information    Plaza Map    Route Map
Page down for more Pro Life Marches over the past years.

          Reports and Calendar  

Useful Legion Work Forms in doc and PDF format
Legion Praesidium and Council Forms
Spanish Work Forms
Hojas de Trabajo del Legion
Legion Supplies
Useful Tool Kit      

             Council Reports
          Allocutio at Senatus
             About SF Senatus
             Contact us
             Join the Legion
             Pro Life Calendar

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Legion Prayers
Legion Patrons & Founders
Legion Work
           Daily Legion Prayers                          
          Legion Intercession Prayers
          St. Bernard's Prayer
          True Devotion to Mary
        Frank Duff, Legion Founder
       Edel Quinn, Legion Envoy
       Alfie Lambe, Legion Envoy
       St. Louis Marie De Montford
          Crowd Contact
          Door to Door Legion Work
          Junior Legionaries
          Praesidium Book Barrow
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          Senatus Landmark Events
Below: Peregrinatio Pro Christo News   (PPC)
Upcoming PPCs
PPC Reports
PPC Forms

PPC scheduled for
(More Info on the PPCsUpcoming page)
PPC in Venice, Florida hosted by Manasota Curia -
January 10th to 17th, 2016

See the PPCsUpcoming page, for new scheduled events!

PPC Santa Rosa Ca Sept. 2014
PPC San Jose Ca Sept. 2013
PPC Fremont Ca Sept. 2012  
PPC, Stockton, Ca, Oct. 2010
PPC Sacramento, Ca, Oct. 2009

SF Senatus PPC Sign Up Form      
SF Senatus PPC Waiver Release Form
Below: Completed Events from 2015

West Coast Walk for Life 2015
Saturday, Jan 24th, 2015
San Francisco Civic Center Plaza
More information
    Plaza Map    Route Map
Page down for more Pro Life Marches over the past years.

San Francisco Senatus Acies 2015
Sunday, March 22nd, 2:30 PM
St. Cecilia's Church
2555 17th Ave, San Francisco, Ca, 94166   
Map  Flyer
40 Days for Life
Ash Wednesday, February 18th, 2015
SF Pro Life Website
Pro Life site for the Bay Area       
 40 Days for Life Facebook  
San Francisco Senatus Workshop
Saturday, April 11th, 2015, 9AM to 3:30 PM
St. Finn Barr's Church
412 Edna Street, San Francisco.
Map        Flyer
San Francisco Senatus   Day of Recollection St. Anne's Home, 300 Lake Street, San Francisco, Ca
Retreat Master: Fr. Serge Propst, O.P.
June 27th, 2015  
Holy Hour of Prayer for The Clergy      
 Mater Dolorosa Church, 3017 Willow Avenue, South San Francisco
July 10th, 2015
Rosary Crusade      St. Lawrence the Martyr Church,     
1971 St. Lawrence Drive, Santa Clara, Ca, 95051
July 18th, 2015    

Legion of Mary Retreat 2015        
St. Claire's Retreat Center       2381 Laurel Glen Road,    Soquel, Ca, 95073
July 31st, 2015           
For all Legion of Mary Members    Flyer        Map

Legion Outdoor Summer Function 2015, 10AM Saturday, August 22nd, 2015     
 San Bruno Crystal Springs Park  
Poster (Location & Info)    
3rd Annual Legion of Mary Conference, 2015     
sponsored by the San Francisco Senatus    
Santa Clara Convention Center, Great America Ballroom,
5001 Great America Parkway, Santa Clara, Ca.                  
Date: Saturday, Sept. 19th, 2015,    8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Speakers: Rev. Father Joseph Kim  &  Rev. Father Thomas Steinke     Flyer pdf             Flyer jpg      
 Map Convention Center Area      Map Bay Area    

Completed PPC

Birmingham, Alabama
November 2nd - 7th, 2015
Resurrection Church, 300  1st Avenue
Clanton, Alabama 35405

Below: Completed Major Events from 2013 & 2014
  SF Rosary Rallies 2013 & 2014

Date: Oct. 12, 2013,  Oct 11, 2014 -  12 Noon
UN Plaza, San Francisco   Map   

About 3000 attended each Rally!
Thank you for Coming -
We look forward to seeing you, next year
at the SF Rosary Rally, 2015!!

Year of Faith Conference 2013
August 10th, 2013 (completed)
Page down for the Report

The 10th Annual
West Coast Walk for Life!

January 25th, 2014!
at SF Civic Center
More information    Plaza Map    Route Map

Page Down for Photos from the 2013 & 2014 Walks

            Year of Faith Conference 2014
               The Joy of Evangelization
         Completed - See the Report
Below, More Events from this Year, 2015
A Picnic in Support of Archbishop Cordileoni, the Leader of San Francisco Catholics

In February of this year, the Archbishop wrote a letter to local Archdiocese Catholic High Schools, emphasizing that it is the duty of the Schools to properly teach Catholic doctrine, and for teachers to live according to Catholic moral standards. For this effort, the Archbishop was heavily criticized by the local newspapers and public officials, even though the administration of Catholic schools is solely the right of the Church, and not city government. One newspaper even had eight editorials criticizing the Archbishop on one of its web sites, so it is clear that the Church is under attack. For that reason, Catholics gathered in support of the Archbishop, at a picnic in Sue Bierman park, near the San Francisco Embarcadero, on May 15th, 2015. The picnic was well attended and turned out to be a friendly mix of hundreds of Catholics. It is rare that we get the opportunity to meet, socialize, and make friends with clergy and laity from so many different groups. Wish we had this get together more often...

The Picnic at Sue Bierman Park in San Francisco, May 15th, 2015
Picnic Site at Sue Bierman Park         Picnic Poster
Musicians serenading the Picnic, and there were Children's games (like the race below)
Musicians at Picnic        Kids racing
     Archbishop and admirers       The Archbishop and friends     
             Above, Archbishop Cordileone surrounded by friends and well wishers.            Below, Clergy, Nuns, and Friends at the Picnic
Nuns & Clergy   Selfies at the Picnic    Poster Support for the Archbishop    Nuns at the Picnic   Picnic site at Sue Bierman Park
          Br. Al with his Radio Cards                       Legion Members at Picnic

 Above, Legion Members at the Picnic (Br. Al, Br. Juan, Sr. Virginia, Sr. Carmine, Br. Ando, Br. Ed, Br. Dave)
 The Legion of Mary supports the Archbishop of San Francisco!

               Group from Ignatius Press           Embarcadero Flags
     Above, a photo and Comment (SF Chronicle) - the reason for the picnic. Middle, a group from Ignatius Press, and right, we support Freedom of Religion.
40 Days for Life 2015 begins on Ash Wednesday, February 18th, 2015
      Join the battle, and say the Rosary... You can sign up for a vigil hours on the SF Pro Life Website    SF Pro Life Website  
       For those in the Bay Area, events are on   Pro Life site for the Bay Area           For Pro Life on Facebook      40 Days for Life Facebook  
       Legionaries, you can also do your Legion assignment at the same time, by evangelizing all passersby over your vigil period.
 San Francisco Senatus Acies,  March 22nd, 2015 at St. Cecilia's Church, San Francisco    Map    Flyer

The Acies had good attendance this year – approximately 100 -110 Legionaries, from San Francisco, the Bay Area, Santa Rosa and from the Oakland Comitium.

Br. Ando Perlas, SF Senatus President, gave the welcome talk and spoke about the many challenges that the Legion faces – from outside the Church and even within the Church (as in  the case of Catholic school teachers who needed to be reminded by Archbishop Cordileone).

Fr. Lim’s gave the Homily, which was centered on Total Consecration – its spiritual benefits, the saints who have taken it, and also the importance for Legionaries to take it themselves and to promote it to everyone, specially our families.      Total Consecration    St. Louis Marie de Montfort

There was fellowship afterwards at the Hall (excellent and delicious food).

Special thanks to the following:
Fr Lim, for his discourse on True Devotion, Total Consecration to Our Lady.
Sis Carol – for coordinating the event.
Bro Al – for purchasing the food
Sis Carmen Perlas – for cantoring
Bro Jeremy Perlas – for altar serving during the Benediction

To St. Cecilia's Parish and Praesidium, for hosting the event.
To All Legionaries, who came to Acies, and did the yearly promise to Our Lady.

Br. & Sr. Perlas
            Br. & Sr. Perlas
Fr. Felix Lim
Fr. Felix Lim
Senatus 2015 Acies Flyer                
                      At the Acies             Picture of Acies Vexillum             Acies, SF Senatus 2015        
                                    New Event - The Legion of Mary San Francisco Senatus Workshop, April 11th, 2015
                                                    All Legionaries, from any Council, are invited to participate
Flyer     Map
Workshop notice      

The 2015 West Coast Walk for Life!
Attended by more than 50,000!

                                                     Saturday, Jan 24th, 2015      San Francisco Civic Center Plaza
                                                                                           More information     Plaza Map    Route Map
Start of the Walk
                  Br. & Sr. Miller, and Br. Gary, of the San Francisco Senatus, giving out placards, Rosaries, and pamphlets
    Legion of Mary Members on the Walk        Legionary passing out Rosaries
A family and children in the walk   Defend Life     Infant & Family on the Walk
Marchers on the walk
         Young women on the Walk
    Chinese Pro Life Walkers       Right - Young Walkers
               Walkers for Life on Market Street
Winning Posters     Goodbye from San Francisco, until next year
                                            Join with us, on the 2016 Walk for Life !
Sunset over the Pacific
Sunset on the Pacific, West of San Francisco, November 2014
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Annual General Reunion 2014 - San Francisco Senatus & the Mission Excelsior Curia
Legion Prayers Begin

Fr. Bernard Poggi, Spiritual Advisor
Br. Ando Perlas, President, SF Senatus

Leading the Legion Prayers

About 70 People attended the Annual Reunion at St. Finn Barr's Parish
         San Francisco.
Friday, December 5th, 2014
Legionaries formed a chain with flowers, and recited the Living Rosary.

Legionaries presenting Roses to Our Lady            Senatus Members at the Reunion

                                       Allocutio by Fr. Bernard Poggi, Parochial Vicar, St. Thomas More Church, San Francisco
As Catholics, it is most important that we learn the absolutely certainty of the truth of our Faith. When we, especially Legionaries, are confident, we can evangelize courageously, and properly introduce others to the Faith. By our example, we show others the courage that they need to live the life of a Catholic.
Our Lady is our ideal Model - and as we celebrate the Feast of the Imaculate Conception, let us again go to Her with our prayers. Remember that Jesus, as God, created all the people of this world. Since Mary was the Mother of Jesus, in a sense, She is the Mother of all humans, and the Patroness of the Legion of Mary.

Rally BannerPoster for the SF Rosary Rally 2014   
Missionaries of Charity
Poster for Rosary Rally, 2014, English (pdf)

  Poster for Rosary Rally, 2014, Espanol (pdf)

   Map of SF United Nations Plaza, Rally

Rosary Rally Site

  The San Francisco Rosary Rally 2014 !!  (Completed - Please Come Again Next Year)
                               Saturday, October 11th, 2014, at 12 Noon, San Francisco United Nations Plaza       Map UN Plaza
                       More than a thousand people came to the Rosary Rally in October, to pray the Rosary, along with Archbiship Cordileone
Rosary Flags from many Nations
   Procession with Eucharist    Before City Hall
                       Above, the Eucharistic Procession proceeds down Van Ness Avenue, past SF City Hall, on its way to the UN Plaza at Civic Center
    Archbiship Cordileone    Latinos at the Rally
                                Archbishop Cordileone addressing the Rally, and Right, some of the many Latinos attending at UN Plaza
                                   Above, Br. Ray Frost of the San Francisco Senatus, of the Legion of Mary, leads a decade of the Rosary
At UN PlazaParticipants
         Dominican Priests       Students from Riordan High School
                                                   Above, Dominican Priests, and right, Students from Riordan High School in San Francisco
  High School Students at Rosary Rally
Rosary Rally 2012
Nuns at Rosary Rally
                   Thanks for Attending this Year!    Please Come Back to Rosary Rally 2015!
Interested in Learning More about the Legion of Mary?            
Three Documentary Videos are below
                                                                  The Legion Part 1            The Legion Part 2             The Legion Part 3

Explore your Catholic Faith - visit EWTN Catholic Television and Radio
St Anthony's Relics visited the Bay Area in October, 2014

                                                                    Prayer to Saint Anthony

Saint Anthony, perfect imitator of Jesus, who received from God the special power of restoring lost things, grant that I may find (mention your petition) which has been lost. As least restore to me peace and tranquility of mind, the loss of which has afflicted me even more than my material loss.

To this favor I ask another of you: that I may always remain in possession of the true good that is God. Let me rather lose all things than lose God, my supreme good. Let me never suffer the loss of my greatest treasure, eternal life with God. Amen.

     St. Anthony & Child Jesus

                                                                    Thanks, St. Anthony!  

   He is the patron of finding lost items....
  When the Legion of Mary travels to the  Tenderloin Apostolate in San Francisco,
   Sr. Sarah always says a prayer to St. Tony, so we can find one of those difficult items,
   a parking space in downtown SF.  St. Anthony never has failed us.. Thanks, St. Anthony!  
                                                        pdf Poster   (printable)


   Report on the PPC held at St. Eugene's Parish, Santa Rosa, Ca. Sept. 2014
               Thanks to Br. David for Leading this Great Work!
           Door to Door Evangelization in Santa Rosa, Ca, In the Wine Country of Sonoma, North of San Francisco
          St. Eugene's Cathedral    2323 Montgomery Drive    Santa Rosa, Ca, 95405      Friday, Sept. 12th, through Thursday, Sept. 18th, 2014

Picture of St. Eugene's Cathedral, Santa Rosa, Ca

Get the Schedule, Maps, Forms, and all the details for Santa Rosa 2014 PPC !!

PPC Report:
A new praesidium was established last summer at St. Eugene's, and the rector of the Cathedral was very cordial in inviting the PPC project. The parish is big – about one third of the parish was covered, and many cases were recorded for callbacks. There were at least six Legion PPC groups, which visited 2,157 homes, over a period of six days.  Seven Legionaries worked all of the days, and most commuted a long way from San Jose, Alameda, Benicia, and San Francisco.  Ten percent of the parish is Spanish-speaking – so the Legionaries promoted the start of the Spanish Mass.  Because the Santa Rosa Diocese was troubled with the Church problems over the last few years, many parishioners in that area were dispirited, and no longer attend Mass. Justin Kim, veteran San Jose Korean Curia President, said that he never saw people so angry.  His approach was to use Miraculous Medals and all said, “yes.”  It was felt that the Legionary presence helped to dissipate anger.  Br. Palencia also experienced people yelling at him. But, he was able to get three atheists to accept a Miraculous Medal - he told them, “You didn’t make the world and the stars..." Part of the PPC experience is to learn from fellow Legionaries, and three new members were gained for the praesidium. Finally, Catholic Radio was promoted – thousands of Catholic Radio Cards were distributed. 

Br. Perlas, President of the Senatus, commended the spirit of the Legionaries, which made the PPC special, despite the heat.  "Every Legionary shoud pray for those at PPCs - and thanks to Br. Marten, the PPC Leader, for his organizing skills and commitment".    


Join a Peregrinatio Pro Christo (PPC) Next Year!   PPCs Upcoming Page
(This Year's PPC Is now Completed, and the Report coming - Join the PPC next Year!

Interested? Read the Report above, andon the 2013 PPC


The Joy of Evangelization - Report of the Legion of Mary Conference
Held at the Santa Clara Convention Center on August 23, 2014, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Fr. Lawrence Goode, Spiritual Director of the San Francisco Senatus
Archbishop Cordileone, Archbishop of San Francisco, was the main celebrant of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass

The Theme: Bringing the Gospel, Jesus and Mary, and the Church to those you meet
Pope Francis' Apostolic Declaration, "Evangelii Gaudium" Challenges all Baptized Christians to engage in Missionary undertaking...

 Bay Area Map       Convention Center Map         More information Flyer

Report on the 2014 Conference by
Br. Ando Perlas
President, San Francisco Senatus of the Legion of mary

Brothers and Sisters - I just want to thank you all for your help, support and participation in the annual Legion Conference at the Santa Clara Convention Center. There are no words that could possibly describe what transpired on this very special day....I can only try...

  • It brought us all a little closer to one another. The Senatus world just became a bit smaller with the presence of almost 600 members from the different councils in Northern California, not to mention the Seattle Comitium exchanging views, brushing elbows (literally) to beat one another to the coffee line or in taking some of those free literatures and inexpensive items for sale.
  • It inspired all of us with the presence and words of wisdom of all our priests and Spiritual Directors, particularly Archbishop Cordileone, Fr. Joe Arong, Fr. Goode, Fr. Lim, Fr. Philip Singarayar. Fr. Bohnert, Fr. Joseph, Fr. Mark, Fr, Mendie Nguyen and all the deacons (Deacon Jerry, Deacon Kevin and Deacon Joe).
  • It taught all of us a new and deeper knowledge of what evangelization truly means giving us a sort of paradigm shift on how we are to take solidarity with the poor, the most wretched of them, listening to them wholeheartedly as if they are the masters and we are their apprentice.
  • It united all of us in spirit, in Christ thru Mary, in prayers, worship and praise as we partake of the Holy Eucharist together as one army with one common enemy.
  • It made us more indebted to Our Lady knowing how perfect the day had gone realizing that one single incident (such as flat tire, breakdown of the AV equipment or someone missing to bring the large host and many endless possibilities) could have transpired  and ruined the whole day but did not - because the Blessed Mother was there guiding us all along.. that she too, like all the organizers, wanted to make this day perfect for her Son.
  • It made us experience the joy of being evangelizers with a recharged apostolic spirit and a humble sense of our own limited knowledge of our faith.
  • It made us realize that there is still room for growth, that not all or even one person knows the entire Legion system and that the best way to learn is from each other and that the Legion is still in its infancy stage of development.
  • It made us all laugh, laugh at the foolishness of ourselves because we realize that we truly are "'fools for Christ"
  • And finally, it made me cry realizing that when all is said and done, our Blessed Mother did all the hard work on our behalf, while we did the easy ones.
God bless us all. Till the next one.
Sincerely and with much love and joy,

Bro. Ando

Pentecost, 2014
The Apostles at Pentecost
        When the time for Pentecost was fulfilled, they were all in one place together. And suddenly there came from the sky a noise like a strong driving wind,
       and it filled the entire house in which they were.Then there appeared to them tongues as of fire,which parted and came to rest on each one of them.
      And they were all filled with the holy Spirit and began to speak in different tongues, as the Spirit enabled them to proclaim...(Catholic Bible - USCCB)
    ‘It will come to pass in the last days,’ God says, ‘that I will pour out a portion of my spirit upon all flesh...'
  Do Your Part for the Lord and His Church ! Join the Legion of Mary!!
Three Legionaries
Legionaries at the Senatus Bookbarrow
Praying a Public Rosary
A Legion bookbarrow
  Some examples of Legion Work (Left to Right, above):
   1) Three Spanish speaking Legionary girls handing out Rosaries and pamphlets at the San Francisco 24th Street Bart Station,
   2) Legionaries working at the Senatus Book Barrow, at San Francisco Civic Center;
   3) Legionaries praying a public Rosary before setting out on an Apostolate at the Tenderloin, a high crime area
   4) Legionaries manning a small group (called a Praesidium), Catholic Information stand at 24th St., San Francisco
 Other Legion Work: Visitation of the Sick, and Ministerial work, in homebound, medical, and retirement facilities; Prison Visitation, Door to Door work; Taking a Parish Census, RCIA, CCD, Crowd Contact; Peregrination Pro Christo; Working with the young; Working for the disadvantaged; Working with the military; Dissemination of Catholic literature; Enthronement of the Sacred Heart; Working with the Missions; The care of Auxiliaries; Promoting Retreats; Forming Patrician Groups.
Who can join the Legion? Any Ordinary Catholic in Good Standing! That's You! And your Family
  Get the Blessed Mother in your Life, and help others to find Jesus and Mary!
  Much More Information:     Join the Legion of Mary Page     Why I love the Legion of Mary, (pdf)     
  Interested in joining?           Contact us page         email address:
       An Easter Story, Presented by the Legion of Mary....What can I, the ordinary Catholic, to help the Church, and spread the Faith?
Book Barrow with Cherry Blossoms
Two People greeting Passersby
Two Legion of Mary Workers

    A beautiful Spring Easter Sunday on 24th Street, a busy shopping area, in San Francisco. Cherry Blossoms are blooming, and two Legion of     Mary workers are there, greeting passersby with smiles, and giving out free Rosaries and Catholic literature.... Join the Legion of Mary!

                                 Vatican Recognition of Legio Mariae as an International Association of the Faithful
The Legion of Mary is recognized as an International Association of the Faithful
                                     Homepage of the Pontifical Society of the Laity                The page for the Recognition of the Legion of Mary (above)
San Francisco Senatus Acies, March 16th, 2014
St. Cecilia's Parish
             Map    Flyer
The Acies, which represents an Army set in battle array, is the annual ceremony in which the Legionaries assemble as a body to renew their fealty to Mary, Queen of the Legion, and from her, to receive strength
and blessing for yet another year's battle with the forces of evil.
                    Statue of the Virgin Mary               The Legion Altar, Insignia, and Oath of Fealty                 Legion Banner & Sr. Perlas

                        Legionary Professing                        Legionary Professing his loyalty                   Legionary professing her loyalty
The Act of Consecration
                                 "I am all yours, my Queen, my Mother, and all that I have is yours"

 Fifty to Sixty Thousand Joined the Walk for Life!
Saturday, January 25th, 2014, in San Francisco!

Location: San Francisco Civic Center. The Main Event began at 12:30, the walk at 1:30.
Earlier, there was a Silent No More Campaign, beginning at 10:45 AM, and an Info Fair at 11 AM
More information    Plaza Map    Route Map

    Pro Life Banner & Women     

Child Holding Pro Life Poster
Pro Life Parade

    Pro Life Girl     Pro Life Woman    Poster with Jesus      Legionary Marcher        Pro Life Girl   

                   Crowd Before City Hall                
Lutheran Pro Life      Pro Lifers     Legio Mariae sign
             Pro Life Parade   
         Pro Life Boys            
         End of the March at the Embarcadero         Parade Marchers        
         Parade Marshall
             Pro Life Paraders

Thank you for participating in the Walk for Life, West Coast, 2014!!

Come Again, next year, and bring some friends!

Let's make the West Coast March as huge as the one in the Nation's Capitol!

          End of the March
Come Back for the Walk for Life, 2015!
The End of an Era for the Senatus San Francisco Civic Center Book Barrow

         Br. Jun Pasion has been the Chairman of the Senatus Book Barrow Apostolate for more than two Decades...
         He is leaving us, and retiring to the Philippines with his family - His Senatus Friends, below, give thanks for his work and life.
        The Legionary workers at a typical Sunday Civic Center Book Barrow talk with scores of people, and give away a 100 Rosaries...

           TheBook Barrow work will continue with a new Leader....
            San Francisco Senatus Civic Center Book Barrow

Br. Jun and his Book Barrow          SenatusFarewell to Br. Jun Pasion
SF buildings at Sunset
During the Christmas Season, the buildings of San Francisco are ablaze, reflecting light from the setting Sun
Annual General Reunion 2013
The Living Rosary at St. Finn Barr's Parish, at the Annual General Reunion of the San Francisco Senatus, December 14th, 2013
     Apostolate at the San Francisco BART Station, November 9th, 2013, by the San Francisco Senatus
                                Legion of Mary Evangelization
for The Year of Faith

Eleven Legionaries from San Francisco Senatus gathered at BART Station on Nov. 9th, 2013, for the scheduled monthly Legion of Mary Apostolate at Bart Station - a very busy and active area, with many shoppers. The Legionaries hand out Rosaries, pamphlets, and Catholic literature, and talk with many passersby. Protestant groups also meet there and hand out their literature.  Legionaries: Srs. Angela, Jeanette, Sarah, Naomi, Bari, Adrienne, Selina, Lourdes, and baby, and Brs. Ed, Ron and Bill.
This is just one example of the Legion of Mary carrying out their major work, evangelization, during the Year of Faith, which ends at the end of November.
There are two other regularly scheduled monthly Senatus Apostolates - One at the Tenderloin area, and a Sunday Book Barrow at the Farmer's Market in SF Civic Center.

         Br. Ed with his Bible, on the way             Mission St., across from BART Plaza           Three Latina Legionaries   
                   Above,  Br. Ed with his Bible and literature, at the site on Mission Street, and three Spanish speaking Legionaries, Selena, Adrienne, Lourdes
         Legionaries handing out Pamphlets         Srs. Jeanette and Sarah on the Street         Legionary handing out pamphlets
                                                                 Above,  the Legionaries handing out pamphlets and Rosaries to passersby, at BART Plaza.
             Br. Ed, conversing with Protestant group                Srs Jeanette and Sarah                 Group Discussion
Above. Br. Ed having a good discussion with a group from a local Protestant Church, and Sr. Jeanette and Sarah returning after the Apostolate - with perhaps twenty names and that wonderful feeling after a good Apostolate. Meanwhile, Sr. Angela and Br. Ron were still out there working...
         San Francisco at dusk           The Steeples of St. Paul
                    Above, San Francisco builidings lighting up at dusk, reflecting the setting sun, and right, the Steeples of St. Paul's Church
The San Francisco Rosary Rally, Noon, October 12th, 2013,
San Francisco UN Plaza

"After a standing-room-only Mass at St. Mary's Cathedral and a blessing by San Francisco's new (and fluent in Spanish) Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone, a procession of 1,700 led by Bishop William Justice, wound down the streets of San Francisco to U.N. Plaza. There they met up with the Rally crowd of another 2,000 or so, already reciting the Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary. Seminarians carried three statues of Our Lady in the procession--Our Lady of the Rosary, Our Lady of Guadalupe and the Immaculate Conception--surrounded by flowers on floats, which then graced the stage throughout the two-hour Rally.

Devotions included two Rosaries, Benediction, with Bishop Justice officiating, and Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament. Talks followed by Fr. Moises Agudo, Archdiocesan Hispanic Vicar, and Fr. Mark Mary, of EWTN's Life on the Rock, who was as engaging in person as he is on TV. Immaculate Heart Radio, one of the sponsors, covered the event live. Other sponsors included the Archdiocese of San Francisco and its Hispanic Pastoral Council, the Legion of Mary, Ignatius Press, and the Knights of Columbus, our security team in full Knights' regalia. Msgr. James Tarantino, Chairman of the Rosary Rally Committee, led us in song and cheers--for Our Lady, for her Divine Son, and for our Country's heritage of religious freedom and its continuance."

(From the web site,
                           (Pictures from the SF Rosary Rally, 2013)                   More at the web site of the Rosary Rally for San Francisco 

       Archbiship Cordileoni         Rosary Rally 2013

        Free Rosaries and Literature

      Handing out Rosaries           Missionaries of Charity
Riordan High School Football players      Maria Legionis Insignia           Praying the Rosary
  Confessions   Confessions        Legio Mariae Jackets
Rally Participants         Poster   Knights of Columbus  
Archbishop Cordileone & Msgr. Tarantino      Holy Spirit Banner       
      Rally Participants         Rally Participants
       Catholic Radio, EWTN       Rally Guy
    Catholic Lit Table         Nuns          St. Antony de Padua poster        Saying the Rosary
          Rally Participants              Nuns & Family              Crowd at Rally
                                             Benediction at end of Rally

 A September, 2013, PPC in the Bay Area, sponsored by the San Francisco Senatus
Our Lady of Refuge Parish, 2165 Lucretia Avenue
San Jose, Ca, 95122
Sept. 13th -Sep. 19th, 2013
For more information    Flyer    Local Map     Area Map

Forty Legionaries participated in the PPC at Our Lady of Refuge Parish in San Jose, and made 2005 house calls. Of these, there were 370 Catholics, 130 non-practicing Catholics, and 393 non-Catholics. Forty Two people expressed an interest in becoming Catholics, and another 16 in joining the Legion of Mary. Br. Marten, the outstanding Legion leader for PPCS, would like to extend his thanks for the great support from the Parish Priests and staff, and to the Parishioners of Our Lady Parish.
      Signpost        Parishioners Praying        Parish Priest Praying         Two Children in front of Our Lady of Guadalupe
                      The Parishioners in Our Lady of Refuge Parish in San Jose, California, are of great ethnic diversity, Vietnamese, Asian, Latino, and English speaking.
     Diocese of San Jose       Church Exterior        Church Interior
Photos Courtesy of Our Lady of Refuge Parish, and the Haas Foundation

Year of Faith Conference, August 10th, 2013
(Completed - Report Below)
Sponsored by the San Francisco Senatus
Our Lady of Peace, Santa Clara, Ca.

mYear of Faith 2013 flyer

    Our Lady of Peace
is located at 2800 Mission College boulevard
Santa Clara, Ca.  Map     CloseUp Map

The site is located just West of the Great America Park. There are several ways to travel there, including traveling South through San Francisco, or taking the Bay Bridge to Oakland and going down 880.

1) From San Francisco, go down Hwy 101
    Exit on Bowers, (Great American Parkway),
    then turn North and go about a half mile, turn left  (West) onto Our Lady's Way, then left onto Mission College boulevard.

2) From East Bay, travel down Hwy 880.
     Exit on Montague Expressway (go West)
     After two miles, exit Montague onto 101
     Travel west on 101 a mile, then exit onto
     Great American Parkway, and then as above,
     go North and turn left onto Our Lady's Way,
     then left onto Mission College boulevard.

3) From San Jose Area, one can take hwy 101
     going North, or Hwy 17 to hwy 101, and then
     exit onto Great American Parkway, as above.

                Map    CloseUp Map

               Printable pdf Flyer

The Legion of Mary - San Francisco Senatus
Program for the Year of Faith and New Evangelization
Read the entire pdf document by Br. Ando Perlas, President, SF Senatus  

Thank You Note and Report from Br. Perlas:

Dear Fr. Goode, Fr. Lim, Fr. Jose, Brothers and Sisters in the Legion,

THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart!
The success of the Year of Faith Conference would not have been possible without you. However big or small your role had been, it does not matter - you are part of its success!  Thank you for your commitment and dedication.

I estimated that there were 450 or more in attendance from all over the Bay Area. Thus far, I have received great comments -  some were telling me to do it again next year (wow!). Great lessons learned. Wisdom gained from the talks and the discussions. Legion fun from the excellent entertainment and musical presentations with special mention for the four gentlemen who did their best to dance with those beautiful Legionaries.  Above all, we gained new friendships that will last a lifetime. (I don't like sending this kind of thank you e-mail because I know I will leave someone out - but please forward to anyone in your council or Praesidium that you would like to thank on behalf of the Senatus.)
Congratulations to all!

Please send me your feed back so we can plan another one for next year or 2015.God bless you all!
Bro. Ando Perlas

Some Pictures from the Conference (including Noon Time Dancers)
  Conference Prayer        Fr. Lim        Lunchtime Entertainment at the Conference
(Thanks to Sr. Trinidad for these photos)
Read about the Senatus Workshop of June 22nd, 2013

            Living the True Devotion to Mary
                       Reflections (Pdf Document)
              by Br. Ando Perlas, Senatus President

Legionaries must do Heroic Work!
   Stories about Door to Door, and other examples
   by Br. Ed Miller, Asst. Treasurer of SF Senatus

      Creating an Ideal Praesidium
           Remarks by Sr. Tessie Velicaria
         Officer of the Mission Excelsior Curia

Easter Window

   We celebrate our new Pope,                   Francis

       Easter Greetings to                Legionaries
         throughout the world

      San Francisco Senatus    

Pope Francis

                                                         From the Easter Message of Pope Francis

Dear brothers and sisters in Rome and throughout the world, Happy Easter!
What a joy it is for me to announce this message: Christ is risen! I would like it to go out to every house and every family, especially where the suffering is greatest, in hospitals, in prisons …
Most of all, I would like it to enter every heart, for it is there that God wants to sow this Good News: Jesus is risen, there is hope for you, you are no longer in the power of sin, of evil! Love has triumphed, mercy has been victorious!
We too, like the women who were Jesus’ disciples, who went to the tomb and found it empty, may wonder what this event means (cf. Lk 24:4). What does it mean that Jesus is risen? It means that the love of God is stronger than evil and death itself; it means that the love of God can transform our lives and let those desert places in our hearts bloom.

                               The San Francisco Senatus Acies at St. Cecilia's Church, March 24th, 2013

                     St. Cecilia's Church in SF                         St. Cecilia's Church, San Francisco, Site of Acies, March, 2013       

Fr. Felix Lim

Fr. Felix Lim


SF Senatus Acies, March 24th, 2013

St. Cecilia's Church, San Francisco

"Four Ways for the Legion to Evangelize"

         Fr. Felix:  "The Legion must be the Leaders, in the Vanguard, for Evangelization during the Year of Faith"

                                                   Here are four of his Acies suggestions for Legionaries:

1) Do Crowd contact at upcoming Civic and Religious Events. For example, join the Cinco De Mayo Celebration this year at Dolores Park in San Francisco.
2) Carry out an Intense Door to Door Drive at one Parish - ten Legionaries should pair with ten parishioners, and take a Parish Census.
3) Sponsor and participate in social events at your Parish. For example, provide a dinner with wine, and celebrate along with the parents of newly Baptized Children.
4) Many young Catholic Professional people are estranged from the Church, and do not participate in Mass, or support their Parish. Seek ways to meet these people and socialize with them. At the same time, we should increase contacts with Catholic Organizations such as St. Vincent De Paul. We might accomplish both goals by partnering with these Catholic groups, and providing dinners or parties for professional people, those with or without the Faith.


                         The 9th Annual West Coast Walk for Life!    
                            Attended by 50,000 Pro Life Marchers!               
                                           Saturday, January 26, 2013, Civic Center Plaza, San Francisco
Rally began at 12:30, and the walk started at 1:30 PM.  More Information: Official Walk for Life Web site
                                Speakers included Lacey Buchanan, Elaine Riddick, Rev. Clenard Childress. and Kelly and Matthew Clinger

                                                       The event was preceeded by an Info Fair, from 11:30 to 12:30
                                         San Francisco Civic Center is serviced by Muni underground and buses, Bart, Golden Gate Transit, and SamTrans
                                             There was chartered buses from various locations in California and elsewhere   Official Walk for Life Web site

                 The Parade started at SF Civic Center Map and then traveled the length of Market Street to the Bay, to Justin Herman Plaza. Parade Route Map


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San Francisco

        Walk for Life Child     
    Families are Fun      Three Senoritas for Life
Pro Life Banner & Women
   Walk at City Hall    Banner Young people
Young Women Pro Life           Marchers gathering      
            Marchers on Market St Marchers
                  More Market Street Marchers marchers on Market
                      Pro Life Banner Marchers with Cross

    Thanks for your participation in this year's Walk for Life, San Francisco, 2013!
Save a place on your calendar, and join us in San Francisco for next year's Walk for Life, 2014

Welcome to Archbishop Cordileone
Picture of Archbiship Cordileone

WASHINGTON -- Pope Benedict XVI has named Bishop Salvatore J. Cordileone of Oakland, California, 56, ninth archbishop of San Francisco, and accepted the resignation of Archbishop George H. Niederauer, 76, from the pastoral governance of the Archdiocese of San Francisco. Archbishop-designate Cordileone's installation Mass was held at St. Mary's Cathedral Oct. 4, the feast of the city's patron saint, St. Francis of Assisi.  Salvatore Joseph Cordileone was born June 5, 1956, in San Diego. He studied at St. Francis Seminary, San Diego, and North American College and Gregorian University, Rome. He was ordained a priest of the Diocese of San Diego on July 9, 1982 and pursued doctoral studies in canon law in Rome from 1985-1989. From 1985-1991, he served as an official of the Tribunal of the Diocese of San Diego. From 1989-1991, he served a secretary to the diocesan bishop, and from 1991-1995, he served as pastor of Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish, Calexico, California.

More in Catholic SF (The Archdiocesan Newspaper)


14 Legionaries participated in a Pereginatio Pro Christo
at Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish, Fremont, California,
September 14th - 21st, 2012

            PPC Fremont Ca 2012       Flyer

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A very successful PPC was completed at Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish - 14 Legionaries, from various states, were at the PPC, and another 14 helped over the week.  Thanks to the Chinese Praesidia, for their participation, and to local Praesidia, and to those who provided food and rides. There were more than 3300 house calls, and about half were contacted and given Catholic literature.  The Pastor estimated that about 1/3 of the homes in his parish were visited. The Parish also was given 131 cards with the information for 131 non-practicing Catholics, for further follow up.
 Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish                   
   Map of Fremont

Fremont is a ethnically diverse suburban city of 214,000, located on the southeastern edge of San Francisco Bay. The city is 17 miles North from San Jose, 27 miles South of Oakland, and 38 miles Southeast of San Francisco.

The San Francisco Rosary Rally, Noon, October 13th, 2012
at the UN Plaza, San Francisco Civic Center, close to Bart and Muni   
Large Area Map

More than 1700 Faithful, many coming from a special 09:30 Spanish Mass at the Cathedral, and blessed by Archbishop Cordileone of San Francisco, gathered at the UN Plaza in San Francisco, for the 2012 SF Rosary Rally. After the Rosaries, there was Benediction, officiated by Bishop Justice. Speakers included Fr. Lawrence Goode, of the Legion of Mary, Fr. Mark Mary of EWTN, Fr. Moises Agudo (Vicar for the Spanish Speaking), Msgr. James Tarantino of the Archdiocese, and Frances Peterson. For more news, the official Rosary Rally SF web site, and in the Archdiocesan Newspaper, Catholic San Francisco.   

Mary and the Rosary
Flyer for Rosary Rally 2012
Sf Rosary Rally2012 Banner Priests at Rosary Rally
     Fr. Agudo, Fr. Goode, Msgr. James Tarantino
Legio Maria
Fr. Mark Mary
Fr. Mark Mary, of EWTN
Missionaries of Charity
Missionaries of Charity
Legionaries at Rosary table
Knights of Columbus
Fr. Goode
Legio Mariae
Rally & UN Monument
UN Plaza Fountains
Mother and Child
More San Francisco Rosary Rally 2012 pictures
      San Francisco Senatus celebrates - 100th Meeting since Formation
   A new President is Elected - Br. Ando Perlas
Board at 100th                 Brs. Perlas and Marten, Senatus Presidents
                  Above, right photo, President Elect Br. Ando Perlas, and Past Senatus President, Br. David Marten
Legionaries at 100th
The San Francisco Senatus has Two Families of Officers
     Meet Br. Ed Miller, Asst. Senatus Treasurer


        Sr. Angela Miller, Senatus Vice President
           (Sr. is the new VP, elected August, 2012)

Br. Ed Miller
Sr. Angela Miller

       Br. Ando Perlas, President, SF Senatus


Sr. Carmen Perlas, President, North San Mateo Curia   

Br. Ando & Sr. Carmen Perlas

Vexillum image
Congratulations to Fr. Felix Lim Beng Chye, Ordained May 19th, 2012
at Saint Mary's Cathedral, San Francisco, Ca.    Map     

Fr. Felix is a Legionary, and a former officer of the Philadelphia Senatus.
To view a flyer of the events   
Felix Lim

Congratulations also to the other Ordinates, Rev. Mr. Armando J. Gutierrez  &  Rev. Mr. Jerome M. Murphy!
       Interior of St. Mary's Cathedral in San Francisco Procession of the Bishops and Priests        Three Ordinate Priests
Ordination Program Notes
Statue of Our Lady in St. Mary's Cathedral
For more photos of the Ordination of the three Priests                        For the Archdiocesan Newspaper Report
Concilium News  
Concilium Theme for 2011
Concilium Letter for 2011
                 Concilium asks that every Legionary please read the Theme for 2011,
                 and the letter from the Concilium Spiritual Director, Fr. McGregor
                  It's still valid for this year - please read again.
  Please Pray for our Fellow Christians worldwide who are being persecuted
                                                             Invite a Friend to Join the Legion of Mary! Join the Legion

Acies - San Francisco Senatus
Held Jointly with the Spanish Curia
Sunday, March 25th at 2 PM, 2012,
St. Gabriel's Church, 2559 40th Avenue, San Francisco

St. Gabriel's Church in SF
(Courtesy of the San Francisco Archdiocesan website, )
Map of St. Gabriel's Parish

                         Church Interior                     Br. Marten, Senatus President, introducing Fr. Cipriano, Presider
       Left, the Interior of St. Gabriel's Chuch, on the day of Acies    Right, Br. Marten, Senatus President, introduces Fr. Cipriano, Presider
                              The legion Insignia                             Making the Act of Consecration

                   Left,  The Legion Insignia, and the Act of Consecration cards, in Chinese, Vietnamese, Spanish, Arabic, and English.
                   Right: Legionaries come up in pairs, and make the Act of Consecration together, in their language.
Fr. Cipriano says Grace before the repast

Fr. Robert Cipriano, from St. Mary Star of the Sea, in Sausalito, California, blesses the repast after Acies.
Br. David Marten, SF Senatus President, is next to Fr. Cipriano.
Thanks to St. Gabriels Parish, Our Lady of the Annunciation Presidium, and the Spanish Curia, for hosting the Acies,
preparing the meal afterwards, and to all those who brought food and drink.

 The 8th Annual, most successful, Walk for Life in San Francisco,
Saturday, January 21st, 2012!!  

“Walk for Life West Coast” this year followed a different route, along Market Street, the major thoroughfare,
from the SF Civic Center down to Justin Herman Plaza

the Walk for Life Website.... The Walk for Life Website

The Walk began with a rally at Civic Center Plaza, across from San Francisco City Hall, at 12:30 p.m. Guest speakers included former abortionist, Dr. Vansen Wong, and “Silent No More” representative, Jacquie Stainaker. After the rally, the walk proceeded down Market Street to Justin Herman Plaza, located at the Embarcadero.There were many preliminary activities, before the rally. The previous Friday evening, there was “The Interfaith Committee for Life Prayer Service” on Jan. 20th, at 7:30 p.m. at St. Mary’s Cathedral, Gough Street at Geary Boulevard.

Before the Walk for Life, there was morning Mass at 9:30 a.m, Saturday, Jan. 21st, at St. Mary’s.
The Cathedral is located not far from the Civic Center, after which participants walked down to the Civic Center. A full discussion of the directions, speakers, route, transportation, accomodations, and Sponsors, is available on the web site.
(Reprinted in part from Catholic San Francisco online, the Archdiocesan Newspaper)   Catholic SF website

                                                                    The Walk for Life, West, 2012
                                                                      (The view from Twin Peaks)
About 40 to 50,000 Marchers fill the length of Market Street, in San Francisco. There was almost a complete news blackout before this event - The San Francisco Chronicle had only one article by a columnist, entitled: "Better to ignore Abortion Protestors, than join them", very derisive and scornful. Also, the City Government hung pro-Abortion Banners along the length of Market street, the parade route, prior to the event. Despite the unfriendly atmosphere, participants were resolute, quiet, peaceful and clean, respectful of the police and authorities, non- violent, and none were arrested. There was a counter pro-Abortion protest, held the same day, attended by less than 100 people. Every year the Walk for Life increases in strength, and is responsible for creating a much more favorable image of the Pro Life Movement.
                                                   See the web site for details.  The Walk for Life Website
Photo of Walk for Life Marchers
   We invite you, an ordinary Catholic, to do more work for the Church, and Jesus and Mary, by joining the Legion

 Photos from the Rosary Rally 2011         

Mary and the Rosary

  The Legion of Mary,
    San Francisco Senatus  
Family Rosary Crusade 2011 !!
      October 15th, 2011
       San Francisco Civic Center  

For more photographs, see the Rosary Rally Page
For photos of Legion Members, see PhotosLegionMembersRosaryRally
For a short report, page down to below
 For the Rosary Rally Report in the Archdiocesan Newspaper  Catholic San Francisco

Rosary Rally

Below, Fr. Lawrence Goode, Spiritual Director, SF Senatus, Addresses the Rally     
Fr. Goode at the Rosary Crusade
        Rosary Rally Page       Official web site -


Rosary Rally

Rally crowd

     The Legion of Mary, San Francisco Senatus
  Family Rosary Crusade 2011 !!

                  October 15th, 2011      

The Family Rosary Crusade was held at the Civic Center in San Francisco, and was attended by about 2000 people, many priests, nuns, the Missionary of Charity sisters, Bishops Justice, Walsh, and Wang, and parishioners from Sacramento, Modesto, all over Northern California, and many other states.
Fr. Lawrence Goode, Spiritual Director of the San Francisco Senatus, gave the Introductory Remarks, and Fr. Apostoli gave the keynote speech. The weather was ideal, a beautiful sky with some clouds and a gentle breeze, the most beautiful day of the year in San Francisco, thanks to Our Lady. Five Families and their children, each took turns leading a decade of the Rosary. Also delightful were the many mothers, fathers, and children present who came and said the Rosary.

The San Francisco Senatus wishes to thank the SF Archdiocese, Knights of Columbus, EWTN, Eva Muntean of the Walk for Life, Fr. Apostoli, all of the loyal Spiritual Directors of the Legion Of Mary, the Cantors, the Choirs, those families who participated in saying the Rosary, the Diocesan Priests, The Dominicans and other Religious Orders, the Parishioners from many Churches, the San Francisco Police Department, the Recreational Park Police, The SF Park and Recreation Department, Sound and facilities management, those others who offered assistance, those Legion of Mary Officers who worked hard to make the Rally a success, those who contributed funds, and most of all, the citizens of San Francisco, for their kindness and assistance.

                For photos, click on the link
  Rosary Rally Page          Flyer for the Rosary Rally
                 For more photos, click on the link
                    Official web site -

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