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Copy of Placemat: "What is Regnum Christi?"

Simplified, focused, synthetic view of the essential characteristics of life as a Regnum Christi member in North America

Fr Scott Reilly LC

on 10 April 2014

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Transcript of Copy of Placemat: "What is Regnum Christi?"

What Is
Regnum Christi?
The Regnum Christi Movement is an ecclesial movement of apostolate at the service of the Church that seeks to establish Christ's Kingdom by means of: Holiness according to their state of life and personal and organized apostolic action that strives to bring Christ to reign in the hearts of men and women and society.
Authenticity in
Following Christ
Vibrant, frequent sacramental life
Daily prayer
Seasonal mini-retreat
Annual full-weekend retreat
Obedience to Catholic teaching and discipline
"I am the vine, you are the branches; he who abides in me and I in him will bear much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing" (John 15:5)
Following Christ's New Commandment: "Love one another as I have loved you" (John 15:12)
Being Christ's apostle at all times in word, deed, and example
Helping others to embrace Christ's friendship and become his apostles
Investing time, talent, and treasure, to evangelize culture
"Go therefore and make disciples of all nations!" (Matthew 28:14)
Expressed by:
Helped by...
Help for this...
Plugging in to parish activities
with existing apostolates
new ideas
Need clearer, simpler
losing members
stunted growth
mediocre enthusiasm
LCs not inviting
weak identity in sections
Lay Catholics
Consecrated Lay Women and Men
Diocesan Priests
Legionaries of Christ
A Catholic
Striving to Build
Christ's Kingdom
in society.
RC Members

CHOOSE, out of love...
...to make building
Christ's Kingdom in society the central, driving principle
of their lives.
"Encounter with Christ"
on a regular basis
Helped by...
"For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I among them" (Matthew 18:20)
a.k.a "ecclesial Movement"
(RCMH: 11)
(RCMH: 13)
(RCMH: 133)
(RCMH: 321)
(RCMH: 154)
We seek to know,
love, and imitate
Christ a little bit better
every day.
We seek to create
a vibrant
team life and
faith community.
We believe in the
importance of personalized
formation and
Study circles
Working for the Church
or the Movement
Our Motto Is:
"Thy Kingdom Come!"
The "Placemat"
A tool (pamphlet) to help us
talk about the Movement
("Regnum Christi" = "Christ's Kingdom")
Through a Triple
* January 3, 1941 Legionaries of Christ founded in Mexico City.
* 1969 Regnum Christi begins
* June 29, 1983 Constitutions of LC officially approved by Church.
* November 26, 2004 RC statutes officially approved
* May 2006, after a long canonical investigation, Fr Maciel is removed from public ministry due to sexual abuse.
* January 2008 Fr Maciel passes away
* July 9, 2010 Cardinal Velasio de Paolis is appointed as Apostolic Delegate to the Legionaries of Christ to aid in their renewal process.
Brief History

A Spirituality:
* Rooted in the Father’s Love
* Centered on Christ
* In the Heart of the Church
* Rooted in Charity
* Driven by the Mission
* Of Prayer and Action, “Contemplative and Conquering”
* Of the Cross and Self-Denial Based on Love
* Of the New Man and New Woman
* With Mary our Mother
A Catholic Spiritual Family, striving to build Christ's Kingdom in society through a triple commitment to holiness, community, and apostolate.
Core Convictions
* God loves me with an everlasting love
* Because I love God, I love his will above all else
* My passion is Christ
* Because I love Christ, I fulfill my mission in the Church
* Because I love Christ, I contribute to a civilization of justice and love
* My life is short and my destiny is eternity
* Mary my Mother, accompanies, inspires and upholds me
A Brief History
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