Legion of Mary

Divine Mercy

One of the best means of assisting the dying is the one that Jesus revealed to St. Faustina and insisted that she use often — even continuously: The Divine Mercy Chaplet. Jesus said: "My daughter, encourage souls to say the chaplet which I have given to you. It pleases Me to grant everything they ask of Me by saying the chaplet. ... Write that when they say this chaplet in the presence of the dying, I will stand between My Father and the dying person, not as the just Judge but as the merciful Savior." (Diary, 1541)

Earlier, Our Lord said to her, "At the hour of their death, I defend as My own glory every soul that will say this chaplet; or when others say it for a dying person, the indulgence is the same." (Diary, 811)

The Legion of Mary has begun arranging on the 13th of every month for a full 24 hour period, for someone to be praying for the sick and dying as Jesus requested. You may choose an hour on the 13th and pray at home, church, in front of the Blessed Sacrament, at work, where ever you are able. You may pray any prayers you like, we just ask that you include in your prayers the Divine Mercy Chaplet. The link below will display the pamphlet on how to say the chaplet and offer some additional prayers for the sick and dying which are optional, but beautiful. There will be a sign up sheet at church for you to commit to your hour of prayer. Thank you for your prayers.

Click the link below to display the pamphlet. After it is displayed, you may save it to your computer or print it on your printer.

Divine Mercy Pamphlet for the Sick and Dying (PDF)


Auxiliary Membership in the Legion of Mary is joining the praying wing of the largest apostalic organization of lay people in the Catholic Church.

The Legion of Mary is the largest apostolic organization of lay people in the Catholic Church, with well over 3 million active members in almost every country of the world. It has been active in the United States since 1931 and was endorsed by the Second Vatican Council. The main purpose of the Legion of Mary is to give glory to God through the sanctification of its members.

Auxiliaries are the praying wing of the Legion army, and by their prayers support active legionaries in much the same way that an airforce would support an army. This degree, named the auxiliaries, is the left wing of the Legion's praying army. Its service consists in the daily recitation of the prayers comprised in the tessera, namely: the invocation and prayer of the Holy Spirit; five decades of the rosary and the invocations which follow them; the Catena; and the prayers described as "concluding prayers". These may be divided throughout the day, as convenient. Persons who are already saying a daily rosary for any intention whatsoever may become auxiliaries without obligation to say an additional rosary.

"He who prays helps all the souls of men. He helps his brethren by the saving and powerful magnetism of a soul that believes, knows, and wills. He supplies what St. Paul demands from us above all things: prayers, supplications, and acts of thanksgiving on behalf of all men. 'Cease not to pray and to make supplication at all times in the Holy Spirit.' (Eph. 6:18) And does it not seem that if you cease to watch, to insist, to make efforts, to hold fast, everything will relax, the world will relapse, your brethren will feel in themselves less strength and support ? Yes, surely it is so. Each one of us in a measure bears up the world, and those who cease to work and to watch overburden the rest." (Gratry: Les Sources)

Click the link below to open the PDF file. After it is displayed, you may save it to your computer or print it on your printer.

Tessera Prayers document (PDF)