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The Legion of Mary (Latin: Legio Mariae) is an international association of members of the Roman Catholic Church who serve it on a voluntary basis. It was founded in Dublin, as a Roman Catholic Marian Movement by the layman and civil servant Frank Duff.

Membership is open to those who belong to the Catholic Church and believe in its teaching. Its stated mission is for active members to serve God under the banner of Mary by the corporal and spiritual works of Mercy, as mentioned in Chapter 33 of the Legion of Mary Handbook.


The main apostolate of the Legion is activities directed towards Catholics and non-Catholics encouraging them in their faith or inviting them to become Catholic. This is usually done by encouraging them in prayer, attending Mass and learning more about the Catholic faith. The members of the Legion are engaged primarily in the performance of spiritual works of mercy, rather than works of material aid.


Legion of Mary in Qatar

The Legion of Mary was formed in Qatar through the initiative of the parish priest, Fr. Tom Veneracion. In February 2006 with the permission of Bishop Paul Hinder,  Fr. Tom called the former legionaries to attend a meeting to form the first praesidium in Doha, Qatar. The first praesidium was officially formed on March 8, 2006. The first chosen name was “Praesidium Our Lady of the Rosary” which was taken from the name of the parish. The praesidium has been registered and recognized by the highest council of the legion based in Dublin, Ireland, the Concilium Legionis. During its initial months of operation the praesidium was directly reporting to the Concilium.  Two months later the praesidium was transferred under the care of the Comitium in UAE through the leadership of Bro. Danny Ochoco. The praesidia is also under the supervision of a Spiritual Director, Fr. Anand, who was appointed by the Parish Priest, Fr. Peter.
The group started off with about 15 members and officers were appointed accordingly. Some have left but have been replaced by new, active, enthusiastic and very supportive members. 

  • 1st   Praesidium Our Lady of the Rosary started to grow and were able to sub-divide

  • 2nd Praesidium Our Lady of Annunciation          

  • 3rd  Praesidium Our Lady of Nativity  - Junior

  • 4th  Preasidium Immaculate Conception

  • 5th  Praesidium Mary, Mother of the Church.  

Then after, a higher council was established on May 13, 2016 and was named Óur Lady of Fatima Curia with the permission of the Parish Priest Fr, Selvaraj. The Curia was formed to  overlook and administer the 5 praesidiums.


Apart from the active members performing apostolic works, there are also about 250 and more auxiliary members.



The operation and management of the legion is guided by the Legion System, which is all written in the legion handbook. All praesidia worldwide use the same handbook and operate under the same system.


The Doha Legionaries are involved in:

1. Hospital Visitation (visits and organize to administer sacraments) 
2. Home visitation through Pilgrim of Mary
3. Enthronement of the Sacred Heart in the Homes 
4. Book barrow through Parish Library
5. Recruitment of active members and auxiliaries 
6. Monthly visitation to OWWA Philippine Overseas Workers – outreach to housemaids for their spiritual and temporal needs  
7. Parish Activities
    - First Saturday Devotion
    - Catechism
    - Choir on Wednesdays
    - May Devotion (carrying out the May Devotion at the Grotto the whole month of May)
    - August Marriage Renew along with Family Ministry
    - October Rosary Month Devotion of 2000 Hail Mary    




President – Our Lady of Fatima Curia


Mobile: 55808364


Secretary – Our Lady of Fatima Curia



Vice President – Our Lady of Fatima Curia


Mobile: 31311960


Treasurer – Our Lady of Fatima Curia


Mobile: 33372611


Spiritual Director – Our Lady of Fatima Curia

Mob: 55801164


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