Chapters

The Legatus Lehigh Valley (Pa.) Chapter was chartered in November 2004. Centered on the Allentown diocese, the area includes Berks, Carbon, Lehigh, Northampton, and Schuylkill Counties. Len Marrella was founding president, Monsignor Alfred A. Schlert served as first chaplain, and Bishop Edward P. Cullen of the Allentown diocese gave his approval and blessing. Lehigh Valley Chapter presidents MORE
The roots of Kentucky’s Lexington Chapter were laid in Rome through an unplanned meeting between Legatus founder Tom Monaghan and Bishop Ronald W. Gainer of the Lexington diocese. Monaghan spotted Bishop Gainer in the lobby of the hotel where a group of Lexington pilgrims were staying. After a brief introduction, Monaghan said he was in Rome on Legatus business. Bishop Gainer was unfamiliar with MORE
"What more can I do?" Jack Buck Legatus of Lincoln began formation in late 2003 with an introductory dinner hosted by Lincoln Bishop Fabian Bruskewitz. The first full year of programs started in 2004 with the Lincoln Chapter chartering on June 21, 2005 becoming the 48th charted chapter of Legutus. The chartering ceremony was held at the Blessed John XXIII Diocesan Center with Bishop Bruskewitz c MORE
In March 2004, the Long Island (N.Y.) Chapter became the 46th Legatus chapter after a start-up period of less than six months. The chartering ceremony took place with 24 new member-couples at the Immaculate Conception Seminary in Huntington, New York. Bishop William F. Murphy, S.T.D., the ordinary of the Rockville Centre diocese, presided as the main celebrant of the Mass. Concelebrating with B MORE
On the evening of February 7th, 2018, the Legatus colors of red and gold adorned Hurstbourne Country Club as the newly inducted members of the Louisville chapter raised their glasses of Kentucky bourbon in celebration of becoming the 24th chartered chapter of Legatus in the Great Lakes Region. The Louisville chapter swiftly reached the chartering threshold in 2017 led by Amy Dillon, Legatus' Great MORE
[embed]https://vimeo.com/renegadeproduction/review/60588724/3a9479237a[/embed] Legatus of Madison formally chartered on September 21, 2016. It became the third chapter in the great state of Wisconsin, joining the Milwaukee and Northeast Wisconsin chapters. We are grateful to His Excellency, The Late Bishop Robert Morlino and his blessing of our efforts to grow Legatus in Madison and surround MORE
Legatus’ Milwaukee Chapter was established on July 28, 2000, becoming the organization’s 23rd chartered chapter. At the time of chartering, 35 member-couples composed the largest chartering chapter in Legatus’ history.  Founding Chaplain Fr. Tim Kitzke celebrated the chartering Mass with Archbishop Rembert Weakland. Tom Monaghan and founding member-couple Bob and Nancy Gunderson were in MORE
Legatus’ Napa Valley Chapter was chartered on November 11, 2010. At the event, 22 CEO members and their spouses were invested as charter members following Mass at the Mont La Salle Retreat House in Napa. Each received a Legatus pin and a copy of Legatus founder Tom Monaghan’s autobiography Pizza Tiger. The chapter’s chaplain, Fr. Gordon Kalil, told members they were called to proclaim the MORE
June 24, 2003 marked the date the Naples Chapter was born. Bishop John Nevins of the Diocese of Venice was the main celebrant at the Mass preceding the chartering ceremony, and the chapter’s founding chaplain, the late Monsignor Robert Schriefer served as concelebrant at St. William Church. The Naples area is unique in that there are many year-round members/residents, as well as many visi MORE
In 1995, Fr. Joseph Doyle, president of St. Augustine High School in New Orleans, was on retreat in Detroit where he learned about Legatus. The idea of such an organization was so much on his heart that throughout his retreat, the priest prayed for Legatus to take root in New Orleans. Not long after this, Mary Giaquinto, a friend of Tom Monaghan, presented the idea to local businessman, Joseph MORE