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The Legion of Mary is preparing to celebrate its 100th anniversary globally, and 87 years in Trinidad and Tobago on September 7 this year.

As part of the preparation, legionaries attached to the Curiae in the Southern Vicariate took the time out to attend their annual ACIES ceremony on March 25, the Solemnity of the Annunciation of Our Lord.

The Curiae are: Our Lady La Divina Pastora at St Joseph the Worker, Los Bajos; Our Lady of Victory, St Anthony’s Point Fortin; and Our Lady Refuge of Sinners, Our Lady of Perpetual Help Pro-Cathedral, San Fernando.

All ceremonies took place at different locations and times during the day. This was a happy occasion for all legionaries and auxiliaries who attended because last year, this was not possible.

We are thankful to Our Blessed Mother for giving us the opportunity to function in these difficult times of COVID-19, since some of the External Councils attached to the Regia have not been able to meet. Even our governing body in Dublin, Ireland is on level 4 lockdown.

At San Fernando, our spiritual director and Vicar for the Southern Vicariate, Fr David Khan reminded us that the message of the angel to Mary is relevant today. As legionaries, we were told to always remember the words, “Do not be afraid—nothing is impossible to God.”

As the year unfolds, these words will hold us in good stead and enable us to overcome the challenges that may arise when we encounter difficulties to have our meetings and perform our legion works.

—M B Charles, President,

Curia San Fernando