100 Years of the Legion of Mary

100 Years of the Legion of Mary

Chikwawa Diocese holds the celebrations

The Catholic Lay apostolate of the Legion of Mary will on Saturday, 3rd September 2022, celebrate 100 years of its existence and mission.

According to Mrs Kulupeto, the celebrations are a continuation of worldwide celebrations marking the same.

“We will gather to celebrate the genesis, mission and continued existence of our apostolate in the church. These celebrations have been held in Dublin on the universal church level, then Lilongwe on national level and we continue with the same here in the diocese and parishes later”

The celebrations will begin with high mass to be led by His Lordship Peter Musikuwa, bishop of the diocese. There will also be sharing of a common meal to show their oneness. The mass will start at 9 o’clock in the morning.

The celebration will be held at St Mathews Parish, Nchalo.

The Legion of Mary began on 7th September 1921 in Dublin, when Frank Duff and some women gathered in Myra house, Francis Street in Dublin, Ireland and called themselves Association of Our lady of Mercy.

It was a young lady named Edel Quin who after joining this group in Dublin came to Kenya in 1936 and established the Legion of Mary apostolate. She came to Malawi at an invitation, arriving in Chisitu where she resided and later moved to Nguludi and established the apostolate with the help of Fr Delaunay in 1941 having arrived in 1940.