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Persecution of the Legion of Mary in China

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www.sspxasia.com/…/The_Legion_of_M… In 1949 the Chinese Communist Party took over the power in China mainland. In the meantime an Irish priest, a Columban missionary, Father Aedan McGrath, came …More
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In 1949 the Chinese Communist Party took over the power in China mainland. In the meantime an Irish priest, a Columban missionary, Father Aedan McGrath, came to China and founded hundreds of presidia of the Legion of Mary in Shanghai, Beijing, Haike, Tianjin, Guangzhou…etc. Father McGrath was not without his critics even from the Catholic clergy. Some said there were already many organizations promoting devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary. Others said most legionaries were teenagers who were often stereotyped as fun-loving and hardly serious contributors to any apostolic work. Father McGrath ignored all these criticisms and oppositions. He kept on working under great stress. He founded one presidium after another.