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Formation of the Chinese Legion of Mary, Marudi 1- 2nd Sept 2018.

150 Legionaries from Bintulu, Miri and Marudi get together on 1st September 2018 at Immaculate Conception Hall, Marudi. This mark the official formation and establishment of the  Marudi Chinese Legion of Mary.

The presence of Chinese Legion of Mary coming from Bintulu and Miri provided strong support to plant the seed of True Devotion to Mary and grow into a mature "Tree of Life".

About the Legion of Mary
It was founded in Dublin, Ireland, as a Roman Catholic Marian Movement by the layman and civil servant Frank Duff. Its stated mission is for active members to serve God under the banner of Mary by the corporal and spiritual works of Mercy.

The Legion of Mary is the largest apostolic organization of lay people in the Catholic Church, with well over 3 million active members in almost every country of the world. The main purpose of the Legion of Mary is to give glory to God through the sanctification of  its members.

The Legion of Mary has two kinds of membership: active and auxiliary.
Active members of the Legion of Mary become instruments of the Holy Spirit through a balanced program of prayer and service. Legion members meet once a week for prayer, planning and discussion in a family setting. Then they do two hours of work each week in pairs and under the guidance of their spiritual director. Some works include door-to-door evangelization, parishioner visitation, prison ministry, teaching CCD, and meeting the other spiritual needs of the parish community. Legionaries are under the guidance of a spiritual director named by the parish priest. The Legion of Mary is, in essence, an extension of the heart and hands of the parish priest.

Any practicing Catholic who is willing to help in the lay apostolate may become a member. Attendance at a weekly meeting is essential, for it is here that the work is organized and prayer for that work is done.Each member is required to say a short prayer each day called the Catena and is encouraged to say the Rosary each day also. Active members of the Legion of Mary are required to undertake some apostolic work set at the meeting.

Auxiliary or praying members are the praying wing of the Legion of Mary army, and by their prayers support active legionaries. This membership is open to priests, religious and the laity. It consists of those who are unable or unwilling to assume the duties of active membership, but who associate themselves with the Legion of Mary by undertaking a service of prayer in its name.

Vatican II: Decree on the Apostolate of the Laity:
The perfect example of this type of spiritual and apostolic life is the most Blessed Virgin Mary, Queen of Apostles, who while leading the life common to all here on earth, one filled with family concerns and labors, was always intimately united with her Son and in an entirely unique way cooperated in the work of the Savior. Having now been assumed into heaven, with her maternal charity she cares for these brothers of her Son who are still on their earthly pilgrimage and remain involved in dangers and difficulties until they are led into the happy fatherland. All should devoutly venerate her and commend their life and apostolate to her maternal care.

Photography and story by Dennis Ng
Compiled and edited by Ben Chang

On 2nd September 2018
, Right Reverend Bishop Richard Ng, Fr. Gabriel Chiong and Fr. Michael
 Sia celebrated Sunday morning Mass at Good Shepherd's Church, Marudi where 58 students received the Sacrament of Confirmation.

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