Why Legatus?

What We Offer

Monthly Meetings

  • Share insight, experience, and perspectives
  • Mass, followed by food and fellowship
  • Dynamic presentations
  • Optional forums

Events

  • Annual summit with hundreds of members
  • Annual Rome pilgrimage with Audience with the Holy Father and other Vatican officials
  • Other pilgrimages throughout the year- Holy Land, Ireland, France, Spain (past excursions)
  • Annual Pro-Life conference in Washington, DC

Resources

  • Access to various resources: Legatus website, directories, and newsletters
  • Resources to keep you updated on national and chapter events
  • Communications to keep you connected with members and Catholic leaders worldwide.

Ten Benefits

Professional Distinction

Over 4,000 Catholic business leaders and spouses have in common their membership in this prestigious international organization.

Support for the Magisterium of the Church

Legatus members believe in the teachings of the Catholic Church and are dedicated to supporting the Magisterium of the Church.

Monthly Date Night with Your Spouse

Husbands and wives share this special event each month which begins with confession, rosary and Mass, followed by a social, dinner and an inspiring guest speaker.

Exclusive Pilgrimages

Enjoy Legatus' annual pilgrimage where members see Rome and other pilgrimage sites like no other pilgrims.

Lifelong Learning

Legatus provides access to the best minds in the Church, business world and society addressing the most important topics – faith, family and business.

Summit Conferences

Legatus' annual conference is a three-day inspirational event with a powerhouse of speakers, clergy and other attractions at top resort destinations.

Networking

With over 70 chapters you will recognize and be impressed with the many Catholic business leaders that have committed themselves to 'study, live and spread the Catholic faith in their business and personal lives.'

Prayer

Chaplains set the tone spiritually through relevant homilies and orthodox liturgies. Confession and the rosary are available to chapter members before Mass.

Like-Minded Catholic Lay Leadership

Have you and your spouse ever wondered 'where are the lay-leaders in the Church today?' In Legatus, every month you meet with Catholic lay and business leaders who share your Catholic faith and values.

Forums and Retreats

Optional forums and retreats are available for members to enhance their Legatus experience.

Legatus Forums

Qualifications *Effective April 1, 2017

Executive Membership & Division Head Criteria *

Primary membership for the top ranking Catholic in a business or Qualifying Division or Subsidiary

Requirements Manufacturing/Sales/Service Financial Services
Title Chairman, President, CEO, Owner, Managing Director, Managing Partner, Publisher, Executive Vice President or Equivalent Same Titles 
Personnel 49 employees
OR
10 employees and $1M annual payroll
10 employees
Volume/Value $6.5 Million
OR
$10M Net Value
$275 Million (assets)

Intermediate Membership Criteria *

Adjusted Criteria for Applicants under the age of 40 75% of full criteria. 15% prior 3-year growth. Must meet full criteria by 45th birthday.

Requirements Manufacturing/Sales/Service Financial Services
Title Chairman, President, CEO, Owner, Managing Director, Managing Partner, Publisher, Executive Vice President or Equivalent Same Titles 
Personnel 36 employees
OR
8 employees and $750,000 annual payroll
8 employees
Volume/Value $4.8 Million
OR
$7.5M net value
$206.5 Million (assets)

*Emeritus Member: Formerly led a business unit that met these criteria.