The Legion of Mary is one of those topics I don't know anything about. My mother, aka Nanny, also a rookie Catholic, has joined the Legion of Mary in her parish. I'm not sure what she's most excited about: visiting strangers at the hospital or keeping the statue of Mary at her house for a week.
The whole issue of keeping a statue of Mary in your house is a topic for another day. I can just imagine what our protestant friends would think of that. Again, that's for another day.
Here's what I like about her little Legion group: Nanny has to have two partners who commit to saying the rosary every day. That's it. Just saying the rosary. 1 time. Per day.
I, of course, already know that I have never been able to keep that up. So I've asked her to see if I can share the task with my kids. So I think 2 of the 3 will do it with me. The third one is probably my biggest prayer intention as he navigates making this faith his own: a necessary but painful process! (Another topic for another day...) Possibly hubby will join in . I'm thinking I will do every other day and they can each take just one day. So they will end up saying the rosary 1 out of every 6 days. Not bad considering they say it exactly 0 out of every 6 days currently.
I'm secretly hoping I might actually be successful at praying it every day despite my history of what we'll call Broken Rosary Promises.
Here's what I'm hoping will push me towards success:
- it involves the boys (my kiddos)
- it involves my mama (bless her sweet little heart)
- it's the rosary...
First prayer intention: Precious Mary, pray for me! I just can't do this on my own!