From a modern perspective, it's difficult to now see the huge impact that popular Catholic devotional organizations like the Legion of Mary had on Irish society in the 20th century.
this is the handbook of the Organisation, issued to each member, this being the revised 1975 edition.
Founded by Irishman Frank Duff ( 1889-1980) its initial focus was relief of poverty , in founding soup kitchens in Dublin , and trying to shut down the brothers in Dublin's large redlight district north of the Custom House in central Dublin. A highly intelligent man , and a senior civil servant who worked under Collins and Cosgrave, Duff was unpopular with some in teh church because of his roots up approach to spirituality, and his inclusion of women and men together in the organization, as well as his openness to all members regardless of social standing.
Duff wrote the handbook himself, and this edition includes a number of reprints of papal letters to the organization.
Previous owners name on front endpaper. Light edgewear.