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Council Reports given at the San Francisco Senatus 131st Meeting, January 8th, 2015
(Archived News Notes and Web Site)                          


1) Seattle Comitium: They really have a successful book barrow at Pike's Place Market, which reaches out to the local population, as well as to tourists.
The Comitium has several attached Korean Curiae. A Rosary Rally was sponsored by the Comitium in October.

2) Salinas Curia: They have five attached praesidia, and a Rosary Rally was held on December 14th. Among Curia works are bringing Holy Communion
to nursing homes and to the homebound, Enthronement of the Sacred Heart, Pilgrim Virgin, Book Barrow, praying and contacting people outside
abortion clinics, and jail visitation. Their Acies is scheduled for March 22nd.

3) Portland Curia: The President of the Curia visited a new Spanish speaking praesidium in Beaverton, organized by Legionaries from the Baker Diocese.
The new praesidium will be affiliated to the Portland Curia.

                               Remarks From Br. Andrew Cooke, the Concilium Correspondent to San Francisco Senatus
                                                            (This is Br. Cooke's First Official Correspondence)

                                            Date: January 5th, 2015 (The Most Current Correspondence to Date)

Br. Cooke writes: "I am very honored to have been asked to correspond, on behalf of the Concilium, with the San Francisco Senatus of the Legion of Mary, by Sr. Maureen McManus, with whom I have worked at Curia level in the past few years...and I am very much inspired by the diversity and scope of the Legion work by the Legionaries in the Bay Area, as well as adjoining and distant regions".  He also added that "It's wonderful to see the presidium at St. Patrick's doing such a variety of Legion works".  Br. Cooke also quoted a report given at Concilium from the Rome Senatus, which related that Pope Francis, during one of his parish visits, said "I value the work or the Legion of Mary because the Legion has a fighting spirit. Keep on fighting the good fight."

The new Concilium Correspondent to Senatus is Br. Andrew Cooke... Welcome, Br. Andrew

Sr. Maureen has been Concilium Correspondent to San Francisco Senatus since its inception in 2004, and is now ending her time as correspondent, but will continue her responsibility with several councils. The Legionaries of San Francisco Senatus thank
Sr. Maureen for her work and helpful comments, and may Our Lady be with her and the Concilium.

[You can read news of the Worldwide Legion on the Concilium Web Site   ]

Below: Monthly Local Reports from the San Francisco Senatus, 131st Meeting, January 8th, 2014.

                      New Correspondence Office: 2748 Junipero Serra Blvd., , Suite 21, Daly City, CA 94015. 

a) Columban Drive:
The recent Columban Drive at St. Patrick's in San Francisco, resulted in an increase of membership to eight, with the hope of more members. An upcoming Columban Drive is scheduled for Sunday Masses at Star of the Sea Parish.  Map

b) Apostolate to the Crowd:
Br. Wehrmeister reported that at 24th and Mission, there are better relations with the Protestant missionaries. One of them greeted the Legionaries warmly and shook hands, and several Legionaries engaged them in a friendly discussion. Five Legionaries participated at the Apostolate at Eddy & Jones, on the day after Christmas. A number of people passing by showed the rosaries they had previously received from Legionaries. Two police officers came out of the police station, to thank the Legionaries for their work. Br. Wehrmeister said that the Apostolates were well supported by Legionaries over the year, and produced excellent results. .

c) Pro-life Activities: Br. Perlas encouraged Legionaries to get involved with the 40 days for Life campaign, starting Ash Wednesday, Feb18th. 
Br. Ando suggested that each praesidium could sign up for one day, from 8 AM to 8 PM, to fill the allotted time. We can also recruit friends and
fellow parishioners. Br. Perlas encouraged the online electronic sign up, for Pro-Life work....
Legionaries were also warned that there is a campaign about to start, to legalize assisted suicide.

d) SF Senatus 2015 Acies: Br. Perlas announced that it will be held this year, at St. Cecilia's, 17th Avenue & Vicente, at 2:30 PM, on March 22nd.
    Map of St. Cecilia's

Below, an excerpt from Porta Fidei - Emeritus Pope Benedict urges us to publicly profess our faith: "Confessing with the lips indicates in turn that faith implies public testimony and commitment. A Christian may never think of belief as a private act. Faith is choosing to stand with the Lord so as to live with him. This “standing with him” points towards an understanding of the reasons for believing. Faith, precisely because it is a free act, also demands social responsibility for what one believes.

The Church on the day of Pentecost demonstrates with utter clarity this public dimension of believing and proclaiming one’s faith fearlessly to every person. It is the gift of the Holy Spirit that makes us fit for mission and strengthens our witness, making it frank and courageous." With the Apostolic Letter of 11 October 2011, Porta fidei, Pope Benedict XVI declared a Year of Faith. This year began on 11 October 2012, on the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Second Ecumenical Vatican Council, and concluded on 24 November 2013, the Solemnity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Universal King.
The Year of Faith has now officially concluded, but The Legion of Mary will continue their ongoing efforts at Evangelization, which remains the central work of the Legion. If you are a Catholic and want to help your Church, please join the Legion of Mary.

  *Totus Tuus*
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