HOBE SOUND | Legion of Mary groups in the diocese renewed their consecration of commitment to Mary at their annual Acies ceremony March 19 at St. Christopher Parish in Hobe Sound.
Every year the ceremony takes place on the Saturday before the feast of the Annunciation. This year the day fell on the feast of St. Joseph during the Legion’s centennial year, which began Sept. 7, 2021. Legionaries from 24 parishes within the diocese were in attendance.
The day included Mass with Bishop Gerald M. Barbarito and legionaries renewing their commitment with an individual Act of Consecration. Two by two, legionaries approached the Legion of Mary vexillum, or staff, placing their right hand on it and saying in unison, “I am all yours, my Queen and my Mother, and all that I have is yours.” Then there was a collective recitation of “True Devotion to Mary” by St. Louis Marie de Montfort.