The Holy Spirit operates always with her

Jim Daly
Handbook Ch. 39., No. 1
September 5, 2014

The Holy Spirit is prominent in the Legion of Mary. We open our meetings with a prayer to the Holy Spirit. We take our promise to the Holy Spirit. The vexillum is a model for the Legion, with graces flowing from the Holy Spirit at the top through Mary to the world.

At the Legion meeting and in doing our work we receive the gifts of the Holy Spirit. Isaiah prophesizes that Jesus will receive the gifts of the Holy Spirit in Isaiah 11:2-3.

"And the Spirit of the Lord shall rest upon Him: the spirit of wisdom, and of understanding, the spirit of counsel, and of fortitude, the spirit of knowledge and of godliness.

And He shall be filled with the spirit of fear of the Lord."

All Christians in the state of grace have the gifts of the Holy Spirit to some degree.

Mary is the spouse of the Holy Spirit. Saint Louis-Marie de Montfort says that the Holy Spirit enters a soul when Mary is present. Mary was present at Pentecost when the Holy Spirit descended on the apostles.

We pray in the Legion Promise that we may become instruments of the Holy Spirit's mighty purpose to renew the face of the earth.

If we are united with Mary, the Holy Spirit will descend on us today.

Mother of Good Counsel, pray for us