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Acies is a Church function which is held annually about the Feast of the
Annunciation for the members to renew their consecration to Mary.
In the Legion system, each year there shall be a consecration of legionaries to
Our Lady. The consecration - which shall comprise both an individual and a collective consecration - will take
place on the 25 March or on a day close thereto, and will be known as the Acies.
This Latin word, meaning as it does an army ranged in battle
array, is appropriate to a ceremony in which the legionaries as a body assemble to renew their fealty
to Mary, Queen of the Legion, and from her to receive strength and blessing for yet another year’s
battle with the forces of evil.
It is necessary to stress the importance of attendance on the part of every
member. The essential idea of the Legion, upon which all else is built, is that of working in union with and in
dependence on Mary, its Queen. The Acies is the solemn expression of that union and dependence, the
renewal-individual and collective-of the legionary declaration of fealty. Hence it is manifest that any legionaries
who can attend, and yet fail to do so, have little or none of the spirit of the Legion in them. The membership of
such persons is not an asset to the Legion.
Legion of Mary Handbook: Chapter 30, Pg - 173
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