Regnum Christi Apostolic Movement

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OFFICIAL NAME

Regnum Christi Apostolic Movement

 

ESTABLISHED

1959

 

HISTORY

Regnum Christi was founded in Mexico by Fr Macial Maciel, the founder of the Congregation of the Legionaries of Christ, sharing its spirituality focused on a personal love for Jesus Christ. 

 

IDENTITY

Regnum Christi is a movement of lay Christians, men and women, of  all ages, who, out of fidelity to the Successor of Peter and motivated by love of God and their neighbour, wish to make the Gospel a reality in their own lives and in society, responding to the universal call to holiness and to the apostolate. The Movement aims at reviving its members’ awareness of their baptismal vocation, offering them the means to help them live the Gospel in the daily circumstances of their personal, family and professional lives; guiding them and organising them so they will live and bring about the civilisation of love and justice in themselves and in society; helping them to see the apostolic mission as participating in the redeeming mission of Jesus Christ. Under the spiritual guidance of the Legionaries of Christ who offer their sacramental attention and moral guidance through Christian and apostolic formation courses (schools of faith) the members of Regnum Christi become apostles ready to devote part or all of their time to announcing and spreading the Kingdom of God, realising the vital need for them to be incorporated into the universal Church and the local Church to which they belong. In order to persevere in an authentic Christian life, the lay members of Regnum Christi, who nurture a filial devotion to the Virgin Mary as the paramount example of a new humanity, undertake to pray daily, to participate frequently in the sacraments, to read the Bible in groups every week, and to periodically review progress with their apostolic work. In cooperation with the Legionaries of Christ, the members of the Movement work above all in the following areas of the apostolate: missions, the human and Christian promotion of the socially more needy groups, the spread of Catholic doctrine, the education of young people and educational and teaching institutions, the advancement of the family, the mass media, and cooperation with diocesan priests.

 

MEMBERSHIP

Regnum Christi has over 47,000 members in 34 countries as follows: Africa (1), Asia (1), Europe (14), Middle East (1), North America (7), Oceania (3), and South America (7).

 

WEB SITE

http://www.regnumchristi.org

 

HEADQUARTERS

Movimento Apostolico Regnum Christi

c/o Legionari di Cristo

Via Aurelia, 677 - 00165 Roma - Italy

Tel.             [+39]06.664991       - Fax 06.66499372

Email: lcrc@legionaries.org

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