San Francisco Senatus of the Legion of Mary
Council Reports given at the February, 2011, San Francisco Senatus (Archived News Notes and Web Site)

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1) Stockton Comitium, Our Lady Seat of Wisdom: They have 15 attached praesidia, including two junior praesidia, and two attached curiae - Modesto Curia and South San Joaquin County Curia.  All their attached praesidia have been visited, and they will also soon visit both curiae.  Council attendance is 70-75%.  The annual audit of the treasury is upcoming soon,  which was done last year by a CPA.  Works reported include: door to door visitation, public rosary every Friday in front of City Hall, Book Barrow during parish festivals, prison ministry, Pilgrim Virgin, and group prayers in front of abortion clinics. (Report prepared by Sr. Ruelos, President, and read by Br. Marten)

2) Idaho Comitium – Two praesidium reports were given in the last quarter.  Our Lady of Fatima praesidium has nine active members but only two auxiliary members, so they were encouraged to recruit auxiliary members. Their works are Pilgrim Virgin, Homebound visits, sponsoring the Fatima devotions May through October, and prayer at Planned Parenthood.  They also sponsor a parish library.  The correspondent asked them to undertake an apostolate to the crowd in conjunction with the prayer at Planned Parenthood.  Our Lady of Peace  has six active and 16 auxiliary members. The members are Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion, doing a total of 25  a week.  They also make visits to the homebound and refer them for the Anointing of the Sick.  A Columban drive is scheduled. 
 (Report by Sr. Peterson, Correspondent) 

3) Anchorage Comitium – They have 6 senior and 1 junior praesidium.  Three of the senior praesidia are distant:  Fairbanks, Soldotna and North Pole.  Each praesidium had a Mass for Edel Quinn. The Korean Curia has five attached praesidia, and are scheduled to report at the January Comitium meeting.   Our Lady of Mt. Carmel praesidium, attached to the Comitium, gave their annual report.  They supervise a junior praesidium, do sidewalk counseling, and door to door visitation.  A Columban drive netted some new members.  (Report by Sr. Velicaria, Correspondent)

4) Sacramento Comitium – Br. Marten congratulated Br. and Sr. Santa Maria for the excellent celebration of the 75th anniversary of the founding of the Legion in Sacramento.  The main celebrant at the Mass, Bishop Weigand, former Bishop of Sacramento, praised the Legion and especially the PPC, which he witnessed when he was Bishop of Salt Lake City.  He spoke very highly of  the Legion PPC, and said it is the essence of evangelization.  The affair was very elegant, and well attended by spiritual directors.  Br. Santa Maria thanked Br. Marten, Br. and Sr. Miller, and Br. and Sr. Williams, (all Senatus Members) for attending the celebration and for sitting with the Bishop.  Sr. Santa Maria contacts each officer by phone each month in order to encourage good attendance at the Comitium.  There are four affiliated curiae.  The North area – Grass Valley Curia has asked the Comitium for an itemized accounting of their donations.  The Solano Curia has been very generous with its donations, which helped in the 75th anniversary celebration.   Br. Santa Maria was assured that  it’s OK to give gasoline money to spiritual directors.  There will be a retreat in Clarksburg this coming weekend.  Lastly, Br. Santa Maria pointed out, on an enlargement of the Tessera, that a Latin word which was formerly “ipsa” is now “ipsum” (Report by Br. Santa Maria, President)

                                                                                   *Totus Tuus*

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