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Archived Allocutio of the San Francisco Senatus 129th Meeting, November 13th, 2014
Fr. Lawrence Goode, Spiritual Director , San Francisco Senatus

"The Feast of the Presentation of Mary is on November 21, and comes from the Eastern Church.  Since Vatican II this feast has been celebrated throughout the West.  Mary was presented in the Temple at age 3, and lived there and was instructed in the Jewish Faith.  This feast was a big celebration at St. Patrick’s Seminary, following Fr. Olier, the founder of the Sulpicians.  It was called the Priest Day in the seminary.  Fr. Olier had the idea that priests were other Mary’s, giving Jesus to the people.  Let us pray for priests on November 21... 

What should we say to Legionaries who think that we need civil permission to go door-to-door?  We need to follow up on this...  Br. Williams "We can ring anybody’s door, except those that say, “no soliciting.”  Fr. Goode: "8 Legionaries in East Palo Alto are going door-to-door each week, and I offer their help to praesidia, who would like to learn how to do it...  

The new spiritual director of the San Jose Comitium is Fr. Kim, former member of the seminary praesidium and vocation director of the diocese of San Jose... 

Br. Albano is to be commended for wanting the elderly to have a strong spiritual life."


  "Fr. Goode sends his blessing to all in the San Francisco Senatus"                                

Although the Year of Faith is now officially over, the Legion of Mary will continue its
works of Evangelization around the world, without ceasing, for the years to come.

  (Fr. Goode, on the Importance of the Year of Faith, Porta Fide)

 "The year of Faith, Porta Fide, declared by (Emeritus) Pope Benedict, began on October 11th, 2012. (This was two days prior to our annual Rosary Rally, which was first held in UN Plaza in San Francisco, on October 13th, and in 2014). The Porta Fide is the beginning of a new evangelization. Once again, I ask that you read the Pope's Apostolic Letter - [a link to his online document is here Porta Fidei and below on this page]. It is especially important for us to evangelize those who have abandoned the Faith, and walked away, and we know that this involves so many people in San Francisco and the Bay Area. We Legionaries must build bridges to those who have wandered away. I'd like to recommend some books, which will help in building bridges. One is Mathew Kelly's Rediscovering Catholicism, which is motivational, and the second is Catholicism, by Fr. Robert Barron, which explains the faith to intellectuals who have distanced themselves from the Church." Also, let me recommend another book on evangelization, by Diane Moczar, “Converts and Kingdoms. The Year of Faith is now officially ended, but Legion Evangelization will go on forever....

The Books recommended by Fr. Goode are available online at e.g.,, in both paperback and hardbound

*   Note: does not promote any commercial website, or online bookstore, or any other commercial business or entity, and does not receive any monies for recommendations. The sources sited are for your convenience, and the items are available from many other sources.

With the Apostolic Letter of 11 October 2011, Porta fidei, Pope Benedict XVI declared a Year of Faith, which began on 11 October 2012, on the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Second Ecumenical Vatican Council, and has concluded on 24 November 2013, the Solemnity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Universal King.

The Apostolic Letter on the Year of Faith, Porta Fidei, by Pope Benedict XVI, can be found online.
                            Fr. Goode asks that you read this important document!

                                          (Click on the link Below, to call up the document).         
                                                                            Porta Fidei

  Please continue praying for
                    Fr. Goode, Legion Chaplains, and Priests everywhere                           
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