The object of the Legion of Mary is
the glory of God through the holiness of its members developed by
prayer and active co-operation, under ecclesiastical guidance, in
Mary's and the Church's work of crushing the head of the serpent and
advancing the reign of Christ.
Subject to the approval of the
Concilium, and to the restrictions specified in the official handbook
of the Legion, the Legion of Mary is at the disposal of the bishop of
the diocese and the parish priest for any and every form of social
service and Catholic action which these authorities may deem suitable
to the legionaries and useful for the welfare of the Church.
Legionaries will never engage in any of these services whatsoever in a
parish without the sanction of the parish priest or of the Ordinary.
By the Ordinary in these pages is
meant the local Ordinary, that is, the bishop of the diocese or other
competent ecclesiastical authority.