CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Aug
1
Thu
2024
Martyrdom of St. John the Baptist (Patron of the Legion)
Aug 1 all-day
Sep
1
Sun
2024
United Feast Day of St. Michael, St. Gabriel, and St. Raphael the Archangels (Patron of the Legion)
Sep 1 all-day
Sep
8
Sun
2024
[Plan] Feast of the Nativity of Our Lady – Praesidium Function around this time
Sep 8 all-day
Dec
8
Sun
2024
[Plan AGR] Feast of Immaculate Conception
Dec 8 all-day

The Annual General Reunion

At a time as near as possible to the feast of the Immaculate Conception a reunion of all the members shall be held. If desired, this may begin with a church celebration. There follows a social evening. If not already recited at a church function, the full Legion prayers are to be said, divided into three parts as at a meeting. It is better to confine this programme to the contributions of legionaries. In addition to lighter items, there should be some addresses or papers of legionary interest.

It will surely be unnecessary to remind legionaries that formality must find no place there. This is to be specially guarded against where many legionaries are participating. It must be the object to make all those present know each other better. Therefore, the programme should afford opportunity for movement and conversation. Those in charge should contrive that the members do not keep together in parties and thus frustrate the main purpose of the function, which is the fostering of the spirit of unity and affection in the Legion family.

“Joyousness lent a sweet charm to the spiritual knighthood of St. Francis. As a genuine Knight of Christ, Francis was inexpressibly happy to serve his Liege, to follow him in poverty and to be like unto him in suffering; and this blissful happiness in the service, the imitation, and the suffering of Christ he announced as knightly Minstrel and Troubadour of God to the whole world. Francis’ entire life was attuned to this basic note of joy. With imperturbable calmness, and cheerfulness of mind he sang to himself and to God songs of joy in his heart. His ceaseless endeavour was to keep himself interiorly and exteriorly in a joyous mood. In the intimate circle of his brothers he likewise knew how to sound the pure key-note of joyfulness, and to make it swell to such full harmony that they felt themselves raised to an almost heavenly atmosphere. The same joyful note pervaded the converse of the Saint with his fellow-men. Even his sermons in spite of their burden of penance became hymns of gladness, and his mere appearance was an occasion of festive joy for all classes of people.” (Felder: The Ideals of St. Francis of Assisi)

Dec
27
Fri
2024
Feast Day of St. John the Evangelist (Patron of the Legion)
Dec 27 all-day
Mar
19
Wed
2025
Solemnity of St. Joseph, Husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Patron of the Legion)
Mar 19 all-day
Apr
1
Tue
2025
Feast Day of St. Louis-Marie de Montfort (Legion Patron)
Apr 1 all-day
Jun
1
Sun
2025
Feast Day of St. Peter and St. Paul (Patrons of the Legion)
Jun 1 all-day
Aug
1
Fri
2025
Martyrdom of St. John the Baptist (Patron of the Legion)
Aug 1 all-day
Sep
1
Mon
2025
United Feast Day of St. Michael, St. Gabriel, and St. Raphael the Archangels (Patron of the Legion)
Sep 1 all-day
Sep
8
Mon
2025
[Plan] Feast of the Nativity of Our Lady – Praesidium Function around this time
Sep 8 all-day
Dec
8
Mon
2025
[Plan AGR] Feast of Immaculate Conception
Dec 8 all-day

The Annual General Reunion

At a time as near as possible to the feast of the Immaculate Conception a reunion of all the members shall be held. If desired, this may begin with a church celebration. There follows a social evening. If not already recited at a church function, the full Legion prayers are to be said, divided into three parts as at a meeting. It is better to confine this programme to the contributions of legionaries. In addition to lighter items, there should be some addresses or papers of legionary interest.

It will surely be unnecessary to remind legionaries that formality must find no place there. This is to be specially guarded against where many legionaries are participating. It must be the object to make all those present know each other better. Therefore, the programme should afford opportunity for movement and conversation. Those in charge should contrive that the members do not keep together in parties and thus frustrate the main purpose of the function, which is the fostering of the spirit of unity and affection in the Legion family.

“Joyousness lent a sweet charm to the spiritual knighthood of St. Francis. As a genuine Knight of Christ, Francis was inexpressibly happy to serve his Liege, to follow him in poverty and to be like unto him in suffering; and this blissful happiness in the service, the imitation, and the suffering of Christ he announced as knightly Minstrel and Troubadour of God to the whole world. Francis’ entire life was attuned to this basic note of joy. With imperturbable calmness, and cheerfulness of mind he sang to himself and to God songs of joy in his heart. His ceaseless endeavour was to keep himself interiorly and exteriorly in a joyous mood. In the intimate circle of his brothers he likewise knew how to sound the pure key-note of joyfulness, and to make it swell to such full harmony that they felt themselves raised to an almost heavenly atmosphere. The same joyful note pervaded the converse of the Saint with his fellow-men. Even his sermons in spite of their burden of penance became hymns of gladness, and his mere appearance was an occasion of festive joy for all classes of people.” (Felder: The Ideals of St. Francis of Assisi)

Dec
27
Sat
2025
Feast Day of St. John the Evangelist (Patron of the Legion)
Dec 27 all-day
Mar
19
Thu
2026
Solemnity of St. Joseph, Husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Patron of the Legion)
Mar 19 all-day
Apr
1
Wed
2026
Feast Day of St. Louis-Marie de Montfort (Legion Patron)
Apr 1 all-day
Jun
1
Mon
2026
Feast Day of St. Peter and St. Paul (Patrons of the Legion)
Jun 1 all-day
Aug
1
Sat
2026
Martyrdom of St. John the Baptist (Patron of the Legion)
Aug 1 all-day
Sep
1
Tue
2026
United Feast Day of St. Michael, St. Gabriel, and St. Raphael the Archangels (Patron of the Legion)
Sep 1 all-day
Sep
8
Tue
2026
[Plan] Feast of the Nativity of Our Lady – Praesidium Function around this time
Sep 8 all-day
Dec
8
Tue
2026
[Plan AGR] Feast of Immaculate Conception
Dec 8 all-day

The Annual General Reunion

At a time as near as possible to the feast of the Immaculate Conception a reunion of all the members shall be held. If desired, this may begin with a church celebration. There follows a social evening. If not already recited at a church function, the full Legion prayers are to be said, divided into three parts as at a meeting. It is better to confine this programme to the contributions of legionaries. In addition to lighter items, there should be some addresses or papers of legionary interest.

It will surely be unnecessary to remind legionaries that formality must find no place there. This is to be specially guarded against where many legionaries are participating. It must be the object to make all those present know each other better. Therefore, the programme should afford opportunity for movement and conversation. Those in charge should contrive that the members do not keep together in parties and thus frustrate the main purpose of the function, which is the fostering of the spirit of unity and affection in the Legion family.

“Joyousness lent a sweet charm to the spiritual knighthood of St. Francis. As a genuine Knight of Christ, Francis was inexpressibly happy to serve his Liege, to follow him in poverty and to be like unto him in suffering; and this blissful happiness in the service, the imitation, and the suffering of Christ he announced as knightly Minstrel and Troubadour of God to the whole world. Francis’ entire life was attuned to this basic note of joy. With imperturbable calmness, and cheerfulness of mind he sang to himself and to God songs of joy in his heart. His ceaseless endeavour was to keep himself interiorly and exteriorly in a joyous mood. In the intimate circle of his brothers he likewise knew how to sound the pure key-note of joyfulness, and to make it swell to such full harmony that they felt themselves raised to an almost heavenly atmosphere. The same joyful note pervaded the converse of the Saint with his fellow-men. Even his sermons in spite of their burden of penance became hymns of gladness, and his mere appearance was an occasion of festive joy for all classes of people.” (Felder: The Ideals of St. Francis of Assisi)