Centenary News and Celebrations

Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone, joined the active and auxiliary members of the Legion of Mary (San Francisco Senatus and all its nearby councils and praesidia located in Northern California) in a Thanksgiving Mass Celebration commemorating the Legion's Centenary Foundation. Held on September 25, 2021 in San Francisco this event was also attended by other priests and Spiritual Directors including Reverend Father Lawrence Goode, Spiritual Director of the San Francisco Senatus. Throughout the world, similar celebrations were held in honor of this once in a lifetime occasion. 

Text of Archbishop Cordileone's Homily during the mass of Thanksgiving For the Legion Centenary

Plenary Indulgence Granted to the Legion of Mary For Its Centenary

For more details of the Plenary Indulgence that has been granted by Pope Francis in honor of the Legion of Mary's Centenary Celebration, please go to the Plenary Indulgence Page. Click here. 

Further Comments and Explanations From The Concilium on the Plenary Indulgence

Some comments and advice in respect of the Indulgence granted to the Legion of Mary for its Centenary Celebrations  

A. “Any Church of the said association” refers to any sacred building for divine worship belonging to the Legion of Mary to which the faithful have access. In the case that no such church exists in some city or region a curia or Comitium or other appropriate council should designate some church in its area whose title refers to Our Lady, or which has a generally renowned Shrine to Our Lady, as the Church to which the members can go and there fulfil the requirements to gain the indulgence.

B. “Pilgrimage” refers to a pilgrimage as part of the celebrations of the Centenary organised by members of the Legion of Mary to some appropriate shrine. Obvious such places could be Lourdes, Guadalupe, Knock, Fatima etc. but other more local pilgrimages organised as part of the centenary celebrations can also suffice.

C. The housebound can also receive the Indulgence by joining a celebration in spirit and by adopting a disposition of firm amendment (hence of never sinning again) and following the other instructions given. Thus auxiliaries can unite themselves to the curia pilgrimage to a certain shrine and by following the steps advised for them gain the Indulgence.

D. Note the emphasis of praying devoutly.

E. The more we turn away from sin the more we help remove the temporal punishment resulting from sin.

F. Finally, do not be put off by difficulties. The perfect should not become the enemy of the good. Let us do what we can and trust God.