San Francisco Senatus of the Legion of Mary
Council Reports given at the May, 2010, San Francisco Senatus (Archived News Notes and Web Site)

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1) Stockton Comitium - Our Lady Seat of Wisdom:  They have a new spiritual director, Fr. Dante Dammay, who was appointed by Bishop Stephen Blaire.  They have a total of 15 attached praesidia, including two junior praesidia.  There are two attached curiae:  Modesto Curia and South San Joaquin County Curia. The Comitium is scheduling Columban Drives in all parishes.  Works include Door to Door and Home Visitations, Apostolate to the Crowd and Book Barrows.  They also have prison ministry and the teaching of CCD, as well as Pilgrim Virgin and Sacred Heart enthronement.
Br. Santa Maria, President of the Sacramento Comitium, asked if Galt and Lodi are in the Stockton Comitium area.  He believes there is no Legion of Mary praesidium in either city.  Br. Frost said that it seems that Galt is in the Sacramento Diocese, and Lodi in the Stockton Diocese.  It would be a good work, if  there are Legionaries from either diocese, who are willing to do extension in these cities, as long as they keep the appropriate council appraised.
(Report submitted by Sr. Connie Ruelos, president, and read by Sr. Symkowick, Correspondent)

2) Idaho Comitium:  Br. Marten stated that the Idaho Comitium has requested copies of the “Meet the Legion” DVD produced by the Concilium, of which the Senatus has some copies available. Since a new Comitium secretary is being elected, a full report will be postponed until next month.  (Sr. Peterson, Correspondent)

3) Anchorage Comitium:  There are 7 attached praesidia - four in Anchorage, including a junior praesidium,  and 1 each in Wasilla, Fairbanks and at the North Pole, as well as a Korean curia with four praesidia.  There is the possibility of a new praesidium in Eagle River, a suburb of Anchorage.  At recent Comitium meetings there has been 75% attendance. Works include door to door, sidewalk counseling and home visits.  Comitium requests that a Korean legionary be a partner with the correspondent on her next visit.  (Report by Sr. Velicaria, correspondent)

4) Sacramento Comitium:  Their meetings are held the last Sunday of the month at 1:30 pm, at Sacred Heart Church.  The Senatus extension worker, Br. Miller,  has attended the Comitium meeting and helped found a Spanish praesidium.  Two years ago there were 13 praesidia, and now 10 attached praesidia.  A Columban Drive is planned at the Cathedral.  The first praesidium of the Comitium was founded in 1935, but now has only two members, so they might have to join another praesidium.  Efforts are being made to form junior praesidia, and there is some encouragement for a family praesidium - one family is interested.  There was good fruit from the PPC - Comforter of the Afflicted praesidium increased in membership from 3 to 8.  They hope to affiliate the Spanish praesidium at St. Rose, but will wait until there are officers who are ready.  The Vexillum was brought to the home of a legionary who was too sick to attend the Acies. The Bishop of the Diocese attended the Acies and there was great participation.  Comitium will begin an Apostolate to the Crowd.   (Report by Br. Santa Maria, Comitium President)

5)  North Utah Curia:  They have a total of 5 attached praesidia all in the Salt Lake area.  In the last few months several annual reports were given, including one by a praesidium founded in 1957.  Works include the visitation of homes and bringing Holy Communion to rest homes and teaching CCD.  They are working on extension, including the Spanish speaking, and also in the parish of St. Andrew in Riverton, where the PPC was held several years ago. The curia will be visited in June by Br. Frost and Br. Miller.  A topic for discussion will be the extension of the Legion beyond the Salt Lake area and also the re-establishment of the Korean praesidium. (Report by Br. Frost, Correspondent)
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