Upcoming Events


Saturday March 23rd, 2024. 10AM - 1PM
St. Maurice Parish
4 Perry Street, Ottawa

''The Acies is the great central annual function of the Legion, so that it is necessary to stress the importance of attendance on the part of every member. The essential idea of the Legion, upon which all else is built, is that of working in union with and in dependence on Mary, its Queen. The Acies is the solemn expression of that union and dependence, the renewal
—individual and collective—
of the legionary declaration of fealty."
Handbook, Chp 30, Section 1

For Active Members and Auxiliary Members & their drivers.
10:00 - 10:30Opening Hymn (Immaculate Mary), followed by the opening prayers of the Legion including the Rosary.
10:30 - 10:45An address by Father Shroff on the significance of the consecration to Our Lady.
10:45 - 11:10The procession towards the statue begins (Hymn: As I kneel before you and the Mary Woman of the Promise). The Spiritual Directors go first in single file. Then the legionaries.
11:10 - 11:15An act of consecration to Our Lady is said aloud by Father Shroff on behalf of all present.
11:15 - 11:20The Catena is recited, all present standing.
11:20 - 11:35Exposition and Benediction of the Most Blessed Sacrament (O Salutaris / Tantum Ergo).
11:35 - 11:45The concluding prayers of the Legion are recited, a hymn is sung (Hail Queen of Heaven, the Ocean Star), and the Acies terminates.
11:45 -  1:00Move to church hall for reception.
  1:00Clean up and departure.

(Finger foods (only) to be supplied by the active members of the Legion of Mary)