The Legion of Mary is an international Association of the Faithful of the Catholic Church who serve the Church on a voluntary basis. It was founded in Dublin, Ireland, as a Roman Catholic Marian Movement by layman Frank Duff. [1]

Members serve God under the banner of Mary by practicing the Spiritual Works of Mercy. The main apostolate of the Legion consists in activities directed towards all men and women, young and old, rich and poor as well as people from the margins of society (homeless, prostitutes, prisoners etc.) and towards non-Catholics.


The Latin Mass, also known as the Tridentine Mass, or the Extraordinary Form, is the Sacrifice of the Mass following the typical edition of the Roman Missal, which was promulgated by Saint Pope John XXIII in 1962. [1]

In 2007 Pope Benedict XVI issued the Apostolic Letter Summorum Pontificum in which he states that "in parishes where a group of the faithful attached to the previous liturgical tradition stably exists, the parish priest should willingly accede to their requests to celebrate Holy Mass according to the rite of the 1962 Roman Missal." [2]

[1] Pope Benedict XVI, Summorum Pontificum, 1

[2] Pope Benedict XVI, Summorum Pontificum, 5


The Neocatechumenal Way, also known as the Neocatechumenate, or The Way, is an Ecclesial Movement within the Catholic Church dedicated to the Christian formation of adults, having been described by Saint Pope John Paul II as "an itinerary of Catholic formation valid for our society and for our times". [1] It was formed in Madrid in 1964 by Kiko Argüello and Carmen Hernández and received definitive approval from the Holy See in 2008. [2]

Taking its inspiration from the catechumenate of the early Catholic Church, by which converts from paganism were prepared for baptism, it provides post-baptismal formation to adults who are already members of the Church. It also runs 100 seminaries in various locations (including Perth WA) [3], and is responsible for hundreds of missionary families who live in many cities around the World.