New England Legion of Mary

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Very Reverend Kevin O'Leary, Pastor, Cathedral of the Holy Cross, welcomed Members of Legion of Mary, before the start of Boston Senatus Officers meeting in Lower Sacristy side room, May 14th, 2016.

Photos: I-Lt. to Rt.: Visitor, Sr. (Mrs.) Christine Coakley, President of Philadelphia Senatus, Very Rev. Kevin O'Leary, VP, and Sr. (Ms.)Maureen MacManus, Concilium Assist. Secretary-Correspondent of Boston Regional Senatus (Boston Senatus);

II-Lt. to Rt.: II-Sr. Christine, Very Rev. K. O'Leary, Sr (Dr.) Sylvia Mary Yuet Ooi, MD, President, Boston Senatus, and Sr. Maureen MacManus.

III. Lt. to Rt.: Sr. Christine, Very Rev. K. O'Leary, Sr. (Mrs.) Milly Mutebi, Assist. Secretary, Boston Senatus; and Sr. Maureen


                           DAY OF RECOLLECTION, OCTOBER 25th, 2015

                                           FATIMA SHRINE, 101 Summer St., HOLLISTON, MA, USA

               

                    SPIRITUAL DIRECTOR: REV. JOSEPH MATTEUCIG, XAVERIAN MISSIONARIES

                          

                           SPIRITUAL THEME: MARY OUR QUEEN AND MOTHER


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Sr.(Mrs) Mary O'Connor, Vice President, Bayview Curia; Concilium Visitor Maureen MacManus; Sr. (Mrs)) Dorothy Wiencis, Secretary, Boston Senatu; Sr. (Mrs) Mary Dong Tran, Treasurer, Boston Senatus; visitor Christine Coakley; Sr. (Dr.) Sylvia Mary Yuet Ooi; Sr. (Mrs) Mary Haley.

                                                                                                                    Mass by Rev. Joseph Matteucig at Fatima  Shrine                       

Rev. John Furey, CSsR, Boston Senatus; Sr. (Dr.) Sylvia Mary Yuet Ooi, President, Boston Regional Senatus, His Eminence Cardinal Sean Patrick O'Malley, OFM, Cap., Archbishop, Archdiocese of Boston., visitor Sr. Catherine Coakley, President of Philadelphia Senatus and visitor Maureen MacManus, Concilium Asst. Secretary, and Correspondent of Boston Senatus. (Photos-Lt. - Rt.; IV-VI taken on May 15th, 2016, Pentecost Sunday.)

Rev. John Furey, CSsR, Spiritual Director of Legion of Mary Boston Regional Senatus presided at the ACIES. He led opening Legion prayers, Holy Rosary, Total Consecration to Jesus through Mary, in the Holy Spirit, Exposition of the Most Blessed Sacrament, with hymns accompanying the entire event. A reception followed to foster fraternal love in the Spirit of the Legion of Mary, as inspired by the Holy Spirit in Mary.

                 VISIT TO BOSTON REGIONAL SENATUS BY CONCILIUM ASSISTANT  SECRETARY- 

              CORRESPONDENT OF BOSTON REGIONAL SENATUS, MAUREEN MACMANUS, WITH 

                           SR. (MRS.) CHRISTINE COAKLEY, PRESIDENT OF  PHILADELPHIA SENATUS

                                                                                       

                                                                                    PENTECOST SUNDAY, MAY 15th, 2016


                                       Conference II: GOD'S MERCY:                                                              THROUGH  JESUS INCARNATED  IN MARY 

​                                   OUR MOTHER OF MERCY

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PROGRAM: Mass, Conference I, Stations of the Cross, Legion Prayers, Holy Rosary, Lunch break, Conference II, Exposition and adoration of Most Blessed Sacrament, with ongoing Sacrament of Reconciliation, to close  event.

The Day of Recollection started with Holy Mass in the main Chapel of Fatima Shrine.
The event was very well attended by members of Legion of Mary, family and friends of Boston Senatus. The people were filled with the Holy  Spirit. First Conference: Rev. Matteucig gave very inspiring teachings on Mary, Queen and Mother:

Pearls gathered from the Day of Recollection:

Rev. Mattuecig began with the first conference  teaching Mary's Fiat. Subsequent prayers proceeded with the Stations of the Cross on the grounds of the Shrine followed the first conference; then Holy Rosary was prayed with elderly in the conference hall, led by Rev. Brauleu Roger Pereias, CSsR, and the rest  prayed on the grounds of shrine.

Thereafter, the  Second Conference resumed; the discussion focused on God's Mercy as witnessed by Mary, Our Mother of Mercy. We best access God's Mercy in the Sacrament of Reconciliation, and very wise to practice it regularly and fervently. Lunch break was followed by the exposition of the Most Blessed Sacrament for adoration. During this time the Sacrament of Reconciliation was provided. The day ended thereafter at 4.30 PM. The people were renewed with greater love for Mary and more authentic commitment to Our Lord Jesus Christ in Mary, our Queen and Mather.  They were filled with deep gratitude and great joy over God's Blessings showered on us ALL.

Corporeal works of Mercy

Mass At Fatima Shrine

Srs. Christine and Maureen entered Cathedral of the Holy Cross through the Holy Door in this year of Mercy of the Lord, May 14th, 2016.

                                                                              OTHER ANNUAL SPIRITUAL EVENTS OF 2015

Stations of the Cross

Conference: The Mercy of God

Stations of the Cross

                                                    LEGION OF MARY BOSTON SENATUS ANNUAL ACIES

                                                         CATHEDRAL OF HOLY CROSS, MARCH 13th, 2016

Srs. Christine, Sylvia and Maureen infront of Holy Door of Cathedral of the Holy Cross, May 14th, 2016.

Holy Rosary in different languages

VI-VII. It was a Feast of Faith as Members and Guests enjoyed the food and hospitality provided by the generosity of the Legion of Mary Members. The spontaneous joy and gratitude revealed a fraternal love bonded through Our Mother Mary, Queen of the Legion.

V. ACIES ended with Concluding Legion Prayers and Legion Members and guests were invited to reception in hall behind Our Lad's Chapel of the Cathedral.

III. ​Senatus Members processed towards Vexillum to renew their promise of total commitment to True Devotion and Consecration to Mary.  Active Legionaries proceeded forward, followed by Auxiliary Members, each Member placing their right hand over the Sacred Image of Mary on the large Vexillum, reciting: 'TotusTuo; Mary, you are My Queen, My Mother; all that have I is yours'. Soprano Laurie Zablewski sang the 'Ave Maria'.

II.​Spiritual Director Rev. John Furey, CSsR: MARY IS THE APOSTOLATE OF THE LEGION OF MARY: Rev. Furey professed his Devotion and Renewal of his Legion Promise to her.

1. ​Legion of Mary Senatus ACIES was celebrated at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross, Boston, MA. The ACIES started with opening Legion prayers and the Glorious Mysteries of the Holy Rosary led by Sr. Wiencis (Secretary).

IV. Exposition of the Most Blessed Sacrament

     SPIRITUAL DIRECTOR: REV. JOHN FUREY, CSsR LED THE CELEBRATION;

Service started with opening Legion Prayers and Holy Rosary, homily by Rev. Furey CSsR; Renewal of Legion of Mary Promise by Active Legion of Mary Members followed by Auxiliary Members, with consecration to Mary and Benediction. Hymns were led by Cathedral Soprano Laurie Zablewski. After Legionary Concluding Prayers, Members and Guests attended a reception,  bonding with great joy and gratitude to Mary Queen of the Legion of Mary.

LEGION OF MARY BOSTON SENATUS ACIES AT CATHEDRAL OF HOLY CROSS

ON MARCH 8, 2015

SENATUS EVENTS OF 2015

Left to right: Sr. Sylvia Mary Yuet Ooi, MD, Senatus President; Br. Raymond Mulrooney, Visiting Officer from Concilium Council, Ireland; Sr. Ana Pires, Secretary, Portuguese Curia of Our Lady of the Sacred Family; and Br. Seamus Rickard, Visiting Officer from Concilium Council, Ireland. 

Left to right: Rev. Joel Grissom, SM, Spiritual Dorector, Boston Regional Senatus; Most Rev. Bishop Francis X. Roque, DD; Sr. Sylvia Mary Yuet Ooi, MD, President, Boston Regional Senatus; Br. Raymond Mulrooney, Visiting Officer from Concilium Council, Ireland; Br. Seamus Rickard, Visiting Officer from Concilium Council, Ireland; Br. William Capplis, Senatus Treasurer; and Sr. Dorothy Wiencis, Senatus Secretary.​​

 FIRST VISIT BY TWO OFFICERS OF COUNCILS OF CONCILIUM OF IRELAND 
May 15th, 2014


Br. Raymond Mulroony, and Br. Seamus Rickard, from Ireland, visited the Boston Regional Senatus on May 15th, 2014. The meeting was in Lower Sacristy, Cathedral of the Holy Cross, Boston. The meeting went very well and all were edified by the helpful exchanges and advice.

                               Conference I: MARY'S FIAT:

                                 What is your Fiat to God?

                                                                                        DAY OF RECOLLECTION: September 10th, 2016

                                                                                              FATIMA SHRINE, 101 Summer St., Holliston, MA, USA


                                                                 SPIRITUAL DIRECTOR: REV. TONINO SENNA, XAVERIAN MISSIONARIES


SPIRITUAL THEME: WITH MARY TO  THE LOVING MERCY OF JESUS CHRIST OUR REDEEMER KING


PROGRAM: Mass, Conference I, Stations of the Cross, Legion Prayers, Holy Rosary, Lunch break, Conference II, Exposition and adoration of Most Blessed Sacrament, with ongoing Sacrament of Reconciliation, to close  event.


The Day of Recollection started with Holy Mass in the main Chapel of Fatima Shrine.
The event was very well attended by 120 members of Legion of Mary, family and friends of Boston Senatus. The people were filled with the Holy  Spirit. First Conference after Mass: Rev. Tonino Senna gave very inspiring teachings on Mary, perfect model willed by God to lead us to Our Redeemer Jesus Christ. The conference focused on God's Loving Mercy, by sending His Son to be our Redeemer, Emmanuel, God is with us, and as a brother to embrace our humanity, and give us a share in His Divine Life. The Sinless One has totally emptied out in awesome humility, to suffer and die to save us sinners, by conquering death and restore believers for God's Kingdom. All this He has done not because we have loved Him, but He has first loved us. We must ask ourselves daily; 'How can I be merciful today and fulfill God's will?'
Wonderful reflections gathered from the Day of Recollection: Mary is the Mother of Jesus who in His ineffable Loving Mercy on the Cross gave Mary at the foot of the Cross, to be the Spiritual Mother of mankind, and she became Our Mother of Mercy. We owe her our loving devotion, giving her our total trust, because her Mission is to reclaim wayward children for God in Jesus. Fr. Tonino shared with us his conversion story: a mighty miracle happened to him: in his early youth Fr. Tonino was a an atheist and a communist sympathizer; one day without knowing why, he attended a Catholic Church meeting, and became drawn to those meetings. After that to make the story short he was converted and was baptized and eventually became a priest, who has directed our Senatus Day of Recollection. This is certainly the most beautiful story of his life shared with us, bearing great witness to the Glory of God's Most Merciful Love, inspiring us all to believe that Faithful Catholics are great instruments in bringing souls to God: Christian friendship is an effective way of evangelization. We do our part faithfully, and God Mighty God does the Conversion.

Sr. (Dr.) Sylvia Mary Ooi; Rev. James Doran, OMV, Rector, St. Francis Chapel, Prudential, Boston, also past Spiritual Director of Boston Senatus; Sr Maureen MacManus, Concilium visitor; Sr. (Mrs.) Christine Coakley, companion visitor accompanying Sr. Macanus; and David Cody, Vice President, Sancta Maria Praesidium, Cathedral of the Holy Cross.

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Members of Boston Regional Senatus were very blessed by the visit of Concilium Officerand  Correspondent of Boston Senatus, and  Correspondent Maureen MacManus, together with Sr. Christine Coakley of Philadelphia Senatus. It was Divine Providence Who gave Senatus this grace. The visit was very joyful, filled with understanding and eager exchange of information/reports mutually beneficial. There was enthusiatic learning on both sides.  It was evident that The Holy Spirit in Mary was the Great Helper present for All, and we were filled with Joy, Gratitude, Fraternal Love and Unity. Heartful thanks to the Blessed Virgin Mary, Our Mother and Queen of the Legion

                                                                          BOSTON REGIONAL SENATUS EVENTS OF 2016