Latin Legion Words Pronunciation Guide


Latin Legion Words – Pronunciati


Latin Legion Words – Pronunciations and Plurals

(and some English
Legion words as well)

Acies (AH-chee-ace); plural is Acies (AH-chee-ace):
the great annual re-consecration of Legionaries to Mary.

Adjutorian:  an auxiliary who attends daily Mass and
receives Holy Communion and who recites an approved Office at least twice a day.

Allocutio (ah-lo-COOT-see-o); plural is Allocutiones
(ah-lo-coot-see-OH-nace): a talk by the Spiritual Director.

Auxiliary: a “praying member” of the Legion who
recites a daily rosary and the prayers of the Tessera.

Catena (ca-TAY-na): the “Chain” of the Legion.

Comitium (co-MIT-see-um); plural is Comitia
(co-MIT-see-a): a council governing two or more Curiae.


Concilium (con-CHILL-ee-um): the highest council of
the Legion.

Curia (COO-ree-a); plural is Curiae (COO-ree-ay):
the lowest Legion council.

Exploratio Dominicalis (ex-plo-RAHT-see-o do-mi-ni-CAHL-iss);
plural is Explorationes Dominicales (ex-plo-raht-see-OH-nace do-mi-ni-CAHL-iss):
a “Sunday Search for Souls” project done by a praesidium or sometimes by a few

Incola Mariae (IN-co-la ma-REE-ay); plural Incolae
Mariae (IN-co-lay ma-REE-ay): a Legion worker who moves to another town (often
in a foreign country) to extend the Legion.

Maria Legionis (ma-REE-a lay-jee-OH-niss):
the magazine of the Legion of Mary.  Translates to “The Legion’s Mary.”

Patricians: a Catholic discussion group run by the

Peregrinatio pro Christo (pe-re-gree-NAHT-see-o
pro-CRESS-to); plural is Peregrinationes pro Christo (pe-re-gree-naht-see-OH-nace
pro-CRESS-to): a Journey for Christ, usually for two weeks, usually to a distant
place (often a foreign country).

Praesidium (pray-SID-ee-um); plural is praesidia
(pray-SID-ee-a):  a local group (or “outpost”) of the Legion of Mary.

Praetorian: an active member of the Legion who
recites the full Legion prayers and the rosary every day, attends daily Mass
with Holy Communion, and who in addition, recites an approved Office at least
twice a day.

Regia (RAY-jee-a); plural is Regiae (RAY-jee-ay): a
higher council of the Legion, similar to a Senatus.

Senatus (se-NAH-tus); plural is Senatus (se-NAH-toose):
a higher council of the Legion governing a region.

Tessera (TESS-e-ra); plural is Tesserae
(TESS-e-ray): a small folder containing the Legion prayers.  It identifies
anyone in the world as being a Legionary.

Vexillum (vek-SILL-um); plural is Vexilla
(vek-SILL-a):  the Standard of the Legion.

NOTE:   A member of the Legion of Mary is styled a
“Legionary” and not a “Legionnaire.”  Legionnaires are members of the
Foreign Legion.  Legionaries are members of the Legion of Mary.