Regnum Christi


We are a community of apostles united in an evangelising mission to bring Christ and his love to others

Activities for Men and Women
Event Coordinator

Sara Campos [email protected]


  • Young Adult Events
  • Retreats and Talks
  • Pilgrimages
  • Spiritual Direction
  • Weekly Encounters with Christ for Regnum Christi members in English and Spanish



Fr. Aaron Smith, LC

Fr. Aaron, the current local director, was born in Forest Lake, Minnesota. He entered the Legionary of Christ minor seminary in Cheshire, Connecticut in 1995. He was ordained a priest on December 24, 2010. In 2017 he moved to Rome serving as International Communications Director for the Regnum Christi. Since 2018 he has been regularly visiting London serving as chaplain for the group of lay Regnum Christi members in the United Kingdom.

Fr. Matthew Bender, LC

Fr. Matthew Bender was born in Syracuse, New York on March 24th, 1991. He entered the Immaculate Conception Apostolic School. He studied Classical Humanities in Salamanca, Spain, and has a bachelor’s degree in Theology and a Master’s degree in Philosophy from the Pontifical Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum in Rome. Fr. Matthew was recently ordained a priest on April 29th, 2023, and is currently collaborating in the general government of the Legionaries of Christ and Regnum Christi. Since 2022 he has been regularly visiting London serving as chaplain for the group of lay Regnum Christi members in the United Kingdom as well as assistant local director.

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First Steps

Regnum Christi took its first steps in the United Kingdom in 1990, when a few Legionaries from the community in Rome were invited for a visit by some families. The purpose of these first visits was to introduce the spirituality and mission of Regnum Christi.

An Invitation

A Legionary priest and a religious were invited to help support the ongoing ministry of the parish of St James at Spanish Place, London, and lay Regnum Christi members in the area.

Formation and Ministry

Legionary priests from the Dublin community made periodic visits to London, offering lay Regnum Christi members retreats, marriage renewals, spiritual and pastoral formation, and spiritual direction.

With this training in hand, they became more involved on the ground in ministries within their local parishes and communities. In the late 1990s, Regnum Christi members launched a temporary ministry to network with young professionals by offering a spirit of community, conferences on current themes, etc.  In the early 2000s, they started K4J (Kids for Jesus) in many parishes with a network of families interested in forming virtue in their children.

They also started the Pilgrim Queen of the Family apostolate in the United Kingdom, helping families to draw closer to Jesus through Mary as they pray the Rosary together.


Regnum Christi United Kingdom was officially approved as a locality. The current local director is Fr. Aaron Smith, LC, [email protected].

Play Video about “Everyone went pale and the ground shook from the blast”: Fr. Aaron Smith, LC, on getting Holy Land pilgrims safely out of Israel just as pilgrimage begins

Pray for Peace in the World

The evening before the war in the Holy Land erupted, Fr. Aaron Smith, LC, and a group of pilgrims arrived in the Holy Land. He shares their experience of being there as missiles fly overhead in this interview with Kerrie Rivard, director of Marketing & Communications for Regnum Christi's North American Territory.


January 20-27, 2024

Fr. Aaron Smith, LC, and Fr. Matthew Bender, LC, will be visiting the London Regnum Christi members.

March 14-21, 2024

Fr. Aaron Smith, LC, and Fr. Matthew Bender, LC, will be visiting the London Regnum Christi members.

March 15-17 Regnum Christi Triduum of Renewal Retreat

May 27-June 2, 2024

Fr. Aaron Smith, LC, and Fr. Matthew Bender, LC, will be visiting the London Regnum Christi members.

July 2024

Legionaries Fr. Matthew Bender, Fr. Eamonn O’Higgins, and Fr. Thomas Montanaro will be visiting the London lay Regnum Christi members.

Cricket Event, check back for more information.

October 12-25, 2024

Spiritual Pilgrimage, check back for more information.


For more information about Regnum Christi activities in the United Kingdom and RC London.


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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!