Mission Statement

To glorify God through the sanctification of its members, developed by prayer and apostolic work, in cooperation with Mary in the Church’s mission of advancing the reign of Christ.

Legion Work

The National Shrine of the Little Flower Basilica Legion’s work includes parishioner visitation, visitation of the sick and aged, visitation of fallen away Catholics, religious education, Sacred Heart Enthronements, and meeting the other spiritual needs of the parish community. Legionaries are under the guidance of their Spiritual Director. The Legion, the largest apostolic organization of lay people in the Catholic Church (over three million active members worldwide), is, in essence, an extension of the heart and hands of the priest.

Membership Types

Active Members & Auxiliary (praying) Members.
Active members must attend a weekly meeting and perform a weekly work obligation of at least two hours.

Prayer Request

We believe in the power of prayer. The members of the Legion of Mary count it a privilege to pray for you and your needs. The Bible says the prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective, yet something extraordinary happens when two or more agree together in prayer. In Matthew 18:19, Jesus said, “If any two of you agree touching any matter on this earth, it shall be done.”

Please send your prayer request to legionofmary@shrinechurch.com