New England Legion of Mary

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    The Acies Celebration was presided by Reverend John Furey, CSsR, Spiritual Director of Boston Regional Senatus. He led opening Legion Prayers and Holy Rosary; he gave a homily, and thereafter followed by renewal of Legion Promise to Mary, Queen and Mother of the Legion.  Members waited in line to renew their Promise. His Eminence Cardinal Sean P. O'Malley, Cap., OFM, Archbishop of Boston also renewed his Legion Promise. He has been a member of Legion of Mary since his youth and has persevered to the present time, now as an Adjutorian. then there was a general renewal of the Legion Promise read out by Reverend Furey. The Most Blessed Sacrament was exposed.

   Hymns were sung by Cantor Mr. Timothy Macri of Mission Church; music was provided throughout by musician Mr. Laurence Carson.

Concluding prayers were prayed and prayer for beatification of Br. Frank Duff was prayed and Acies concluded.

​    Members and Guests attended a reception,  bonding with great joy and gratitude in the Holy Spirit in Mary Queen and Mother of the Legion of Mary.

Homily cont'd

Holy Communion

SLIDE PHOTOS: 

1. His Eminence Cardinal O'Malley Cap. OFM with Left to Right: President, Sr. (Dr.) Sylvia Mary Ooi, MD;  Spiritual Director, Rev. J. Furey, CSsR and Legionary Br.(Mr. ) Fraser

2. His Eminence with Senatus Officers-L-R: Secretary Sr. (Mrs.) D. Wiencis; Treasurer Sr. (Mrs.) Mary Dong, and Sr. Sylvia Mary  Ooi, MD

3. President renewing Legion Promise

Homily by  Rev. J. Furey

                                                           SPIRITUAL THEME: MARY REFUGE AND HOPE OF SINNERS

Rev. John Furey, CSsR, Boston Senatus; Sr. (Dr.) Sylvia Mary Yuet Ooi, MD, President, Boston Regional Senatus, His Eminence Cardinal Sean Patrick O'Malley, Cap. OFM, Archbishop, Archdiocese of Boston., (he is Member of Legion of Mary, from youth till present, as Adjutorian); Visitor Sr. (Mrs) 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.)


Exposition of The Most Blessed Sacrament

His Eminencewith Legionary Robert Frazer of St. Joseph Parish, Medford

Members filed in line to Renew Legion Promise individually

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.

His Eminence

with Vietnamese Legionary and Auxiliary of Our Lady of LaVang  Curia

                      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

                 LEGION OF MARY BOSTON ANNUAL ACIES WAS CELEBRATED ON MARCH 25TH, 2018: 

                     BLESSED SACRAMENT CHAPEL,  CATHEDRAL OF THE HOLY CROSS, BOSTON, MA

Brief Introduction into Fr. Francis'

Mission in Brazil

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

​                                   OUR MOTHER OF MERCY

                                                                             2018 LEGION OF MARY SENATUS EVENTS

Conference I contin'd

Fruits of Legion of Mary

Corporeal works of Mercy

Br. Limbo III led Holy Rosary: the Glorious Mysteries in Vietnamese, followed by 2nd mystery in Chinese

4th

 Glorious Mystery prayed in French and 5th in Spanish

God's loving Mercy

Believe in the Gospel

Prayers to open Conference I

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.

Stations of the Cross

                                                      LEGION OF MARY BOSTON SENATUS ANNUAL ACIES

                                                           CATHEDRAL OF THE  HOLY CROSS, MARCH 13th, 2016

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

His Eminence

with Spanish Praesidium Mother of Perpetual Help, Mission Church, Boston

Rev. J. Furey CSsR, Led Opening Legion Prayers

Gems gathered from the conferences: God's great Mercy has blessed us with the Centenary year 2017, of the Apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima. Why did she appear to children? Because Children are wonderful innocent witnesses and will surely tell what they saw; adults perhaps may not do it, our of a certain fear and not certain whether they would be believed. Our Lady as Our Mother continuously intercedes to her Son Jesus, when we run to her for help, obtaining for us the most secure and loving protection from Jesus. This is why she is  called Our Refuge and Our Hope. She wakes us up to the loving presence of Jesus, who is Love and Peace beyond understanding.

Our Lady at Fatima asked very much from the child seers- Lucia Dos Santos, 9 years old; Francisco Marto 7 years old; Jacinta Marto, 6 years old: pray Rosary, do penance and fast for sinner; remember they were  very young children. They immediately entrusted themselves to Mary,  giving their 'Fiat' to her and two of them became the youngest Saints, receiving from God Eternal Glory at a very young age. So let us All promptly give with joy,  our personal 'Fiat' to Mary who will bring us to the foot of the Cross of Jesus. This is the Message of Fatima to the world: Prayer, Repentance, Love of neighbor as ourselves, by making amends to God for ourselves and for sinners. Let us All embrace Our Lady of Fatima in this centenary year, renewing our resolution to be perpetually  consecrated to Mary and we will arrive at union with Jesus and truly rest in Jesus Our Lord in Eternal Glory.

what would Jesus do in our daily lives

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 ANNUAL ACIES AT CATHEDRAL OF THE HOLY CROSS

ON MARCH 8, 2015

SENATUS EVENTS OF 2015

Left to right: Sr.(Dr) 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. (Dr) Sylvia Mary Yuet Ooi, MD, President, Boston Regional Senatus; Br.(Mr.) Raymond Mulrooney, Visiting Officer from Concilium Council, Ireland; Br. (Mr) Seamus Rickard, Visiting Officer from Concilium Council, Ireland; Br. (Mr.)William Capplis, Senatus Treasurer; and Sr.(Mrs.) 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.

All men are saved through Christ's death

Very Reverend Kevin O'Leary, VF,  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, VF, 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

His Eminence with Legionaries of Praesidium of Our Lady of China, St. James, Boston

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                               Conference I: MARY'S FIAT:

                                 What is your Fiat to God?

                                                                     ​Boston Regional Senatus

                                                                                        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.

Program:Mass, Conference I, Holy Rosary, lunch break, Conference II, Stations of the Cross, Holy Hour, Confession, Benediction

Mission in Brazil contin'd

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

His Eminence obliged with a photo of him after he renewed his Legion Promise

Lt. to Rt.: 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.

Members of Boston Regional Senatus were very blessed by the visit of Concilium Officer and  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

2nd and 3rd Glorious Mystery prayed in Chinese; 3rd mystery in French

                                                                           BOSTON REGIONAL SENATUS EVENTS OF 2016

Message by His Eminence Cardinal Sean P. O'Malley, Cap.OFM,

completed with Blessing of Boston Senatus

​          ​    SPIRITUAL DIRECTOR: REV. JOSEPH MATTEUCIG, AND REV. FRANCIS SIGNoRELLI, XAVERIAN MISSIONARIES

                                                                                                      Conference II by Rev. Francis Signorelli

                            I

Stations of the Cross

Legionaries wait in line to renew  Promise to Mary Queen and Mother of Legion of Mary 

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                       

Be concrete-do as He tells you

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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.

                                   BOSTON REGIONAL SENATUS  DAY OF RECOLLECTION: September 9th,2017

                                                                FATIMA SHRINE, 101 Summer St., Holliston, MA

Conclusion of Holy Rosary

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                                                                              OTHER ANNUAL SPIRITUAL EVENTS OF 2015

Stations of the Cross

                Conference: The Mercy of God

Consecration