A Notable Member of the Association

Frank-Duff_01smThe Servant of God, Frank Duff, who founded the Legion of Mary spoke openly of the great spiritual treasure that he discovered in the spirituality of St. Louis de Montfort and especially in Fr. de Montfort’s master work, The Treatise Upon True Devotion to the Holy Virgin.

Mr. Duff’s living out of this spirituality bore great fruit in the foundation of the Legion of Mary through which one might well say that this great Catholic’s own Act of Total Consecration has managed to leave its imprint on nearly every corner of the world.

Frank Duff was enrolled as a member of the Confraternity of Mary, Queen of All Hearts, (the former name of the Association) on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, December 8, 1921.

Below is a scan of his enrollment certificate:

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A Treasure from Our Archives

Frank-Duff_01 Several decades ago, the Servant of God Frank Duff, the founder of the Legion of Mary, paid a visit to Fr. Roger Charest, SMM, and the other Montfort priests here at the Center for the Association.  During that visit recordings were made of the two conferences that Mr. Duff gave.  These tapes rested quietly among other materials here for a very long time before being rediscovered.

Thanks to the labor of Fr. Pete D’Abele, SMM, the audio from the cassettes has been digitized.  Our local praesidium of the Legion of Mary – Regina Cordium – has made these important audio files available on its website.