Legatus of Hartford formally chartered on December 11, 2015. The chartering event began with Mass celebrated by Archbishop Blair at St. Patrick-St. Anthony Church in downtown Hartford. Chaplain Fr. Thomas Barry concelebrated. After the chartering ceremony, the evening continued at The Society Room with dinner and remarks from Archbishop Blair, executive director John Hunt, and John Knowles, dir MORE
On November 29, 2005, the Houma-Thibodaux (La.) Chapter of Legatus became the 66th to achieve chartering status. In a special Mass and chartering ceremony, Most Reverend Sam Jacobs, bishop of Houma-Thibodaux, inducted the 42 members and their officers at the diocese’s St. Francis de Sales Cathedral. Bishop Jacobs was a major force in forming the local chapter, and he served as its first chaplain MORE
Legatus’ Houston Chapter was chartered on October 18, 1995 becoming the sixth chapter formally under the Legatus banner. The idea for a local chapter dated some years prior to that. The generous and visionary leadership of Mr. and Mrs. Leo Linbeck and others provided the spark for the Houston Chapter. At the outset, the chapter’s structure was simple, consisting of a monthly dinner meeting, MORE
George Maley originally learned about Legatus from his friend Tom Monaghan and joined as an At-Large member in 1987. Monaghan then encouraged Maley to charter a chapter in Indianapolis. Archbishop Edward O’Meara of Indianapolis gave his approval and appointed the archdiocesan vicar general as chaplain. The then-named-Indiana Chapter first met at the Indianapolis Athletic Club on December 8, 1 MORE
The Jacksonville Chapter began in October 2002 when the Most Reverend Victor Galeone, bishop of the Diocese of St. Augustine, Florida, met with former commissioner of Major League Baseball Bowie Kuhn and Legatus regional director Brian Von Gruben. At that meeting, Bishop Galeone not only approved Legatus in his diocese but also agreed to become its founding chaplain. The first chapter event was MORE
The Legatus Jersey Shore Chapter was chartered on November 14, 2001. The event took place at St. Margaret Parish in Spring Lake, New Jersey, presided over by Monsignor Leonard Troiano. Instrumental in encouraging members to form the chapter, Monsignor Troiano also served as the first chaplain. Former national chaplain Fr. George Rutler represented Legatus at the chartering ceremony. Members of MORE
Originally named the Boca Raton/Palm Beach Chapter when it began developing in 2008, the Chapter suffered a membership drop at the onset of the Great Recession – in tandem with Florida’s economic downturn during that time.  Past-president Frank Maurno and his wife got involved in 2013 and worked with core members to rebuild and re-enliven the chapter. Word spread excitedly once again. Jupi MORE
The Kansas City chapter of Legatus is in the process of formation.  When fully chartered it will become the first Legatus chapter that formally identifies itself as a blending of two diocese, the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas and the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph. Respectively we are grateful to the Most Reverend Joseph F. Naumann and the Most Reverend James V. Johnston Jr. an MORE
On June 4, 2014, the Lafayette-Acadiana chapter formally became the 72nd chapter of Legatus, the fifth in the state of Louisiana. Rapid growth over its first few months has elevated the chapter to the fourth largest in the Legatus family. We are grateful to the Most Reverend Bishop Douglas Deshotel and his blessing of our efforts to grow Legatus in the Lafayette area.  And we continue to w MORE
The Lake Charles chapter formally chartered on January 19, 2016. The chapter grew quickly with extensive support from the neighboring Lafayette-Acadiana Chapter and Bishop Glen John Provost of the Lake Charles diocese. Legatus is a very natural fit in an area with deep Catholic roots, said Bishop Provost, whose family was among the area’s first settlers 300 years ago. Members of Legatus’ c MORE