LEGION OF MARY

OUR LADY CAUSE OF OUR JOY COMITIUM
SAINT LEO'S CATHOLIC CHURCH
IKEJA - LAGOS, NIGERIA
The Legion of Mary is a lay apostolic association of Catholics who, with the sanction of the Church and under the powerful leadership of Mary Immaculate, Mediatrix of All Graces, serve the Church and their neighbour on a voluntary basis in about 170 countries. With the approval and support of the Popes and a great many Bishops, Priests and Religious, as well as the prayers and efforts of legionaries, the Legion, by the grace of God, has grown into a worldwide organisation with several million members.

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What is the Legion of Mary
The Legion of Mary is a lay Catholic association whose members are giving service to the Church, on a voluntary basis, all over the world. It was founded in Myra House, Francis Street, Dublin, Ireland, on 7 September, 1921. At present, it has about 3 million active members in over 160 countries. The official handbook of the Legion has been published in at least 50 languages. Read More>

Our Lady Cause of Our Joy Comitium, Ikeja
The council was established as a curiae in 1978 and 20 years later in December of 1998 was elevated to a Comitium. The council has her humble beginning from the first praesidium, Our Lady Health of the Weak which was established on the 16 March 1968 by a group of 21 legionaries led by Bro. Albert Fashina, now Bishop of Ijebu-Ode Disocese.  Read More>


Praises of Mary
If you wish to offer something to God no matter how small, put it in the hands of Mary to ensure real acceptance.

Saint Bernard.
Quote of the Month
"I beg you cling completely to this truth, which constitutes the foundation upon which rests the strong devotion to the Blessed. Virgin. Declare as a cardinal principle that God, having decided from all eternity give ourselves to Jesus through Mary, not limited to the simple trade of such a good mother but that she wanted to cooperate in this task of tasks by an act of His will.

This is the reason why God sent His angel to put the mystery in front of her, for this extraordinary work of the Incarnation, by which heaven and earth for generations had been in abeyance, was accomplished only with the consent of Mary . Since Mary longed for the salvation of souls. His office has been necessary to start the redemption...

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Feast of the Presentation of the Lord
Forty days after Christmas, the Church celebrates the feast of the Presentation of our Lord which falls on 2 February. The event which the Church commemorates on this feast is described in its Gospel: “And when the days of her purification were fulfilled according to the Law of Moses, they took Him up to Jerusalem to present Him to the Lord, as  it is written in the Law of the Lord: Every male that opens the womb shall be called holy to the Lord, and to offer a sacrifice according
                     to what is said in the Law of the Lord, a pair of turtle doves or two young pigeons. And behold, there was in Jerusalem a man named Simeon, and this man was just and devout, looking for the consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit was upon him.  And it had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit, that he should not see death before he had seen the Christ of the Lord.  And he came by inspiration of the Holy Spirit into the Temple.  And when his parents brought in the Child Jesus, to do for Him according to the custom of the Law, he also received Him into his arms and blessed God …” (Lk. 2:22-28).
Recollection for Singles and Married
As a follow up to last year's programme on February 14, which many mark St. Valentine's Day, the council will hold a recollection for Young adults, singles and married to curtail the rampant misunderstand of love and the raise of immoral relationships amoung the youth.