Legion of Mary

Do you want to enrich your prayer life, learn more about your Catholic faith, develop close Catholic friendships and  grow closer to Jesus and His Mother? Then come to a Legion of Mary meeting, Sundays following the 11:00 AM Solemn Mass. In the Archdiocesan Pastoral Center (tall building behind the Cathedral), the meeting starts at 12:45 PM. The main purpose of the Legion of Mary is to give glory to God through the sanctification of its members. Members become instruments of the Holy Spirit through a balanced program of prayer and service. Works include  new parishioner visitation,  visitation of the sick or aged,  religious education,  visiting the newly baptized,  Pilgrim Virgin Statue rotations,  and meeting other spiritual needs of the parish community. Legionaries are under the guidance of a spiritual director named by the pastor. The Legion is, in essence, an extension of the heart and hands of the pastor. info@cathedralphila.com


The Sixth Patricians Meeting
Remain Steadfast in Your Faith With a little help of the angels, like St. Raphael

Sunday, September 8, 2019,
12:45 PM ─ 2:45 PM

Spiritual Director: Sister Mary Luchia, P.V.M.I.

Presenter: Mr. Thomas Koger*

Angels are spiritual beings who are constantly in God’s presence.  They serve as our appointed guardians, protecting, and watching over us at God’s command. The Book of Tobit in the Old Testament tells of God’s use of Archangel Raphael and how St. Raphael brings healing, guidance, marriage and reward for good works. Tobit remains steadfast in his faith during a challenging time of life.  Tobit reminds us that God will reward good deeds and bring justice. Have you ever heard “the swish of passing winds?”  Can you recall certain inexplicable happenings that left you puzzled and in awe? Please come to learn the story of Tobit and tell of your encounters with the angels!

Location: Archdiocesan Pastoral Center, Room 1307

September 8 is the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
During the tea interval, a special lunch will be served to honor our Blessed Mother.

 *Mr. Thomas Koger is a new convert.  He received the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, and the Eucharist at the Cathedral during the Easter Season this year.  Mr. Koger is a retired Elementary School Principal from the School District of Philadelphia.


The Pilgrim Virgin of Fatima

In 1917, the Virgin Mary appeared to three little shepherds Francisco, Jacinta and Lucia.  Following the request of Mary at Fatima that her statue be carried in procession, a pilgrim statue of Our Lady of Fatima traveled around Portugal in 1947 showering many graces in her path.  On May 13, 1947, the anniversary date of the first apparition, another pilgrim statue started out on what was called the European Tour, visiting Spain, France, Belgium and other countries.  On November 13, 1947, five new statues blessed in Fatima, one for each continent, were sent out as part of a World Tour.  This has grown today so that statues are traveling within parishes.

Please schedule your week with Mary, Our Mother!

Would you like the Blessed Mother’s statue to visit your residence? The Queen of Apostles Praesidium of the Legion of Mary at Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul would like to offer you the opportunity to host the pilgrim virgin statue of Our Lady of Fatima.

If you are interested in hosting this blest statue, please contact leave a message at the the parish office 215-561-1313. We do believe Our Lady will bring you the blessings she has shown others in the homes she visits.  The legionary members will help to deliver the statue, or you may obtain it at the sacristy of the Cathedral.