Frank Duff's 1958 visit to Mt St Joseph
Frank Duff, the founder of the Legion of Mary, visited Mount St Joseph in Cork in 1958 to speak to novices and temporary professed Brothers about the work of the Legion. He came to the Mount on the invitation of Brother Bonaventure Murphy, a friend of Frank Duff and Legion devotee.
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Pictured in the front row, along with Frank Duff, are Brother Conrad O'Sullivan, the local Superior at Mount St Joseph; Brother Albinus O'Donnell, the Superior General of the Presentation Brothers; Brother Bonaventure Murphy, and Brother Evangelist Griffin (former Superior General).
Prayers for the Beatification of Servant of God Frank Duff
God our Father, You inspired your servant Frank Duff with a profound insight into the mystery of Your Church, the Body of Christ, and of the place of Mary the Mother of Jesus in this mystery.
In his immense desire to share this insight with others and in filial dependence on Mary he formed her Legion to be a sign of her maternal love for the world and a means of enlisting all her children in the Church's evangelising work.
We thank you Father for the graces conferred on him and for the benefits accruing to the Church from his courageous and shining faith. With confidence we beg You that through his intercession you grant the petition we lay before You . ............... We ask too that if it be in accordance with Your will, the holiness of his life may be acknowledged by the Church for the glory of your Name, through Christ Our Lord,
(With ecclesiastical approval)