Founded in Mexico
VATICAN CITY, 25 JUNE 2006 (ZENIT)
Here is the description of the
Regnum Christi apostolic movement which appears in the Directory of
International Associations of the Faithful, published by the Pontifical
Council for the Laity.
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Official name: Regnum Christi Apostolic Movement
History: Regnum Christi was founded in Mexico by Father Marcial 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 neighbor, 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 organizing them so they will live and bring about the
civilization of love and justice in themselves and in society; and
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, realizing 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
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 more than 47,000 members in 34 countries
around the world.
Web site: www.regnumchristi.org
Movimento Apostolico Regnum Christi
c/o Legionari di Cristo
Via Aurelia, 677
Tel. (39) 06.664.991
© Copyright 2006
Libreria Editrice Vaticana [adapted]