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Council Reports given at the San Francisco Senatus 125th Meeting, July 10th, 2014
(Archived News Notes and Web Site)                          


1) Rogue Valley Curia: They have 23 active and 341 auxiliary members.  Recently reported works are homebound ministry, Pilgrim Virgin, and Sacred Heart Enthronement. (Report by Sr. Lapuz, Correspondent)

2) Seattle Comitium:  They have nine reporting Curiae including one Vietnamese and one Korean.  The Korean Curia likes being part of the Seattle Comitium.  There are many fairs at which the Legionaries have an apostolate.  They have book barrows at Pike Place Market and also at ferry terminals every Saturday.  There is a visitation committee, which is in charge of assigning the visitation of reporting councils.   (Report by Br. Martin, Correspondent)

3) Salinas Curia: They promote the Divine Mercy devotion.  A recent event included the veneration of a relic of St. Faustina.  The Bishop of the diocese is encouraging them. (Report by Sr. Fabi, Correspondent)

                               Remarks From Sr. Maureen McManus, the Concilium Correspondent to San Francisco Senatus

                                        Date: July 6th, 2014 (The Most Current Correspondence to Date)

Sister praised the Stockton Comitium for holding a Congress and stated, “it’s a good tool for the formation of Legionaries.”  In regards to Council meetings Sr. McManus said “good attendance of directly attached praesidia encourages other officers, brings joy to the meeting and even eases the cross of other officers by better sharing of guidance and learning.  Let us ask Our Lady to help us fulfill our officer duties or if it’s obviously impossible due to other commitments, let’s explain that to the vice president in the hope that another member may be free to take on the role and attend Senatus.”

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

Below: Monthly Local Reports from the San Francisco Senatus, 125th Meeting, July 10th, 2014.

a) Apostolate to the Crowd:  Seven Legionaries worked at the 24th and Mission Apostolate.  They spoke with many people.  The rosary was explained to a group of Christian young people.  An alcoholic asked for prayers.  Nine Legionaries, including Father Lim, participated in the Tenderloin apostolate.  It was a terrific night with many, many contacts. (Report by Br. Wehrmeister, Chairperson)
b) Peregrinatio Pro Christo:  Brother Marten reminded all about the Peregrinatio Pro Christo planned for Santa Rosa at St. Eugene’s Cathedral Parish from September 12 to 18.

c) Rosary Rally: The Rosary Rally is scheduled for October 11 at the United Nations Plaza.  Br. Marten reported that Archbishop Cordileone is committed to participating and the main speaker will be Fr. Andrew Apostoli, expert on Our Lady of Fatima and promoter of the cause of Venerable Bishop Fulton Sheen.  Flyers will be available at the next meeting.

 d) Pro-life Apostolate: Br. Konopaski reported that every Saturday morning several people go to pray and contact people at the Planned Parenthood on Valencia Street where abortions are done.  He requested that praesidia presidents assign this work to their members.  (Report by Br. Konopaski, Chairperson)

e) Officers’ Workshop: Br. Perlas thanked all who came and participated in the officers’ workshop.  It was very well attended and there was a lot of good discussion.

f) Day of Recollection:  The Day of Recollection was attended by approximately 90 Legionaries.  Br. Williams praised the presentations by Fr. Serge Probst, O.P.  The Oakland Comitium asked to be invited to the next Day of Recollection.

g) Legion of Mary Conference: Br. Perlas asked all officers to encourage their members to come to the Legion of Mary Conference in Santa Clara on August 23.  All northern California Councils have been given a supply of flyers.

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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