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“Our Lady of Guadalupe is our Model for Going Out to the Crossroads of our World” – Horacio Gómez, Lay Member of the General Directive College

Horacio Gomez was born and raised in Guadalajara Mexico, where he attended a RC School and joined ECYD. He incorporated into Regnum Christi in 1996 and gave one year of service as an RC Mission Corps missionary in Madrid, Spain. In 2003 he moved to San Diego, California,  to study for a master’s degree, and in 2007 to Dallas, working professionally for Flextronics and Amazon. Due to work assignments, he lived for periods over six months in Hungary, China, Malaysia, and Brazil, experiencing the RC charism in different cultures. He is married to Luisa and is blessed with four young children, one of them already attending the Highlands School.  As an RC member, he cofounded the first “ECYD Clubs” in Guadalajara, Mexico (Club Forja and Club Sherpa) and has been a team leader, section director, and RC director in Dallas, Texas.  He is currently part of the Plenary Council of the North America Territory, supporting initiatives like the Leadership Evangelization Plan as well as some localities in the discernment of their plans. Over the last 10 years, he has been in charge of different apostolates (Marian Minute, Marian Steps) through the Marian Center of Dallas. At the 2024 Regnum Christi General Convention he was elected to be a member of the General Plenary Council, and on June 7, 2024, the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart, he was appointed as a lay member of the General Directive College of Regnum Christi.


Horacio, you have been in Regnum Christi since 1996. How would you define this journey to this day?


Regnum Christi has been a gift, a treasure that I have continued to discover since I was in ECYD. It is a charism that has allowed me to know God more every day and that has motivated and allowed me to grow in my faith and my love for the Church and the Virgin Mary.  A charism that has shaped my life and my decisions. A journey in which I have learned that it is in giving that one receives. And, that God expects us to multiply the talents we receive. This journey has been accompanied by a large family of great friends, spiritual fathers and mothers, who have shared guidance and testimonies that have contributed to and marked my life with many blessings.


You were one of the lay people who participated as a delegate in the General Convention, what was your experience of this like?


With much gratitude for the path travelled in the renewal and in the preparation for the General Convention that began at a local level, then territorially, and then concluded at a global level. There is no doubt that the Holy Spirit guided this process, and he always leaves us surprised. At the Convention there was a great family spirit—charity, hope, and a great desire to evangelize. For me personally, it was refreshing to see the quality of committed people we have in our Regnum Christi family and the potential of what can be achieved if we allow ourselves to be guided by Christ, taking advantage of and making the most of everything we have received.


The final communiqué of the Convention talked about moving towards pastoral care for those at the crossroads as one of the missionary choices Regnum Christi is making. How do you see this vision being applied in North America?


What comes to mind is the evangelization that followed the appearance of the Virgin of Guadalupe with her perfect inculturation, where with maternal love she was able to transmit the message of the true God while respecting the language, culture, and situation in which the people of that time found themselves—their needs, their difficulties, and their fears. We live in a world that is very polarized and indifferent to the needs of others. We need to see through the eyes of Christ, see those who do not know the love of God with mercy, and then creatively, in their language, and with respect, see these crossroads as opportunities to transmit the Gospel.

In the North American territory right now, you are involved with helping localities discern their mission. What initiatives do you see or would you suggest to help us work on the issue of vocational fulfullment in Regnum Christi?


The general convention began on April 29th, the feast of Saint Catherine of Siena who said: “If we are what we should be, we will set the whole world on fire.” A very appropriate motto in vocational fulfillment. I propose we join forces in our spiritual family (laity and those of the consecrated vocations) by sharing an attractive, positive vision of the different types of “vocations to love.” Legionaries of Christ , Consecrated Women of Regnum Christi and Lay Consecrated Men of Regnum Christi promoting marriage and family, and lay members  promoting consecrated life, creating a vocational culture where importance and priority is given to discernment, where we intentionally pray for vocations, where the means of discernment are offered and everyone is encouraged to not be afraid.

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Alex Kucera


Alex Kucera has lived in Atlanta, GA, for the last 46 years. He is one of 9 children, married to his wife Karmen, and has 3 girls, one grandson, and a granddaughter on the way. Alex joined Regnum Christi in 2007. Out of the gate, he joined the Helping Hands Medical Missions apostolate and is still participating today with the Ghana Friendship Mission.

In 2009, Alex was asked to be the Atlanta RC Renewal Coordinator for the Atlanta Locality to help the RC members with the RC renewal process. Alex became a Group Leader in 2012 for four of the Atlanta Men’s Section Teams and continues today. Running in parallel, in 2013, Alex became a Team Leader and shepherded a large team of good men.

Alex was honored to be the Atlanta Mission Coordinator between 2010 to 2022 (12 years), coordinating 5-8 Holy Week Mission teams across Georgia. He also created and coordinated missions at a parish in Athens, GA, for 9 years. Alex continues to coordinate Holy Week Missions, Advent Missions, and Monthly missions at Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Cumming, GA.

From 2016 to 2022, Alex also served as the Men’s Section Assistant in Atlanta. He loved working with the Men’s Section Director, the Legionaries, Consecrated, and Women’s Section leadership teams.

Alex is exceptionally grateful to the Legionaries, Consecrated, and many RC members who he’s journeyed shoulder to shoulder, growing his relationship with Christ and others along the way. He knows that there is only one way, that’s Christ’s Way, with others!