Please spend three weeks reading the pages indicated and discussing the points in this checklist.
Our strength lies in our uniformity in the Legion. The beauty lies in the variety of works and personalities within that uniformity.WEEK I
Order of the Praesidium Meeting
Read: page 32, #5
(Refer to pages 189, 180, 185, 190) Comments
Time: Does the meeting begin promptly?
Does it last between 1 hour and 1 1/2 hours?
Prayers: Do late-comers and early-departers silently
recite the appropriate prayers?
Are the opening and concluding prayers said kneeling
and the Catena standing?
Does the Spiritual Director recite alone the "Let us Pray"
Are no additional prayers added to the meeting itself?
Other: Is the Spiritual Reading taken from the Handbook or some
other Legion-related book?
Is the Allocutio a commentary on some aspect of the Legion?
Is it spoken and not read?
Does the President or some appointed member give the
Allocutio in the absence of the Spiritual Director?WEEK II
A Good Member
Read: page 30, #2 and #3 (the small print of #2 may be omitted
in this case) (Refer to pages 192, 84-87, 122, 32)
Discuss: Do members recite the Catena daily?
Do members realize their primary duty is attendance at
the meeting and therefore miss only when necessary?
Do members help the spirit of the meeting by listening with
interest to the minutes and reports?
Do members make efforts to invite others to the meeting?
Are comments made without interrupting reports or the
Are questions and problems discussed in a spirit of humility?
Do members recall that they promised a faithful service and
submission to the discipline of the Legion-and that a
good member is not one who has "success" in the works
but who lives up to the promise made?WEEK III
Read: pages 182-184
(Refer to pages 122, 230)
Discuss: Do members use a notebook and prepare reports in advance?
Do members try to make reports interesting including anything
unusual or funny that may have happened?
Is report given on assigned work?
When assigned work cannot be done, does the member give an
When assigned work cannot be done, does the member know
not to "fill in" with some other good work done?
Is the appropriate information given in the report: Work
Are assignments done in the spirit of prayer?
Are they done with the realization that the member goes out as
a representative of the Praesidium?
Some details may seem small and unimportant; however, we cannot judge the importance of every detail when working for a God who is attentive to the smallest details of a snowflake, the numbers of hairs on our head, etc. Let us imitate His attentiveness to the little things. God Bless You.