Introduction: The RC Spiritual Family
A Regnum Christi member’s life is an adventure and a mission.
It’s following Christ with love, and being a part of something bigger than yourself.
It’s allowing God to touch the world through you and finding yourself changed in the process.
It’s loving the Church and living the Joy of the Gospel.
It’s being a part of a spiritual family — a community of apostles of different vocations with the same charism and mission.
Q&A About Regnum Christi
Do you have questions about Regnum Christi? You’ll find answers on our Q&A page!
Questions range from the identity and spirituality of Regnum Christi to how each vocation lives their call to Regnum Christi, what it means to be contemplative and evangelizing, how the Regnum Christi Federation is structured, and how people live Regnum Christi in localities across the North American Territory.
Regnum Christi: 4 Vocations 1 Spiritual Family
What does is mean to be a member of Regnum Christi? Did you know that Regnum Christi is made up of members with four different vocations?
In this online panel discussion, Tony MacDonnell – a Lay Consecrated Man of Regnum Christi, Jacquie Lustig – a Consecrated Woman Regnum Christi, Fr. Jaime Lorenzo, LC – a priest of the Legionaries of Christ, as well as Christina Jacobeen and Christian Rabelais – lay members of Regnum Christi, sit down together to talk about what a vocation in Regnum Christi looks like for each of them in their own vocations.
The 5 Elements of Life in Regnum Christi
Regnum Christi invites members to live their Christian faith actively, with enthusiasm and love. The RC vocation helps members live their baptismal commitments and fulfill the mission of being salt & light in the world. All Regnum Christi members develop this contemplative & evangelizing way of life in five elements: their spiritual life, formation, apostolate, personal accompaniment, and team life.
Take a brief look at all of them with this video from Fr. John Bartunek, LC.
3. The Congregation of the Legionaries of Christ, the Society of Apostolic Life of the Consecrated Women of Regnum Christi, and the Society of Apostolic Life of the Lay Consecrated Men of Regnum Christi, their members and the other faithful individually associated with the Federation, belong to Regnum Christi, a spiritual family and apostolic body
7. We seek to give glory to God and make the Kingdom of Christ present in the hearts of all people and in society, by our sanctification in the state and condition of life to which God has called us, and by personal and communal apostolic action.
8.To fulfill our mission, we seek to make present the mystery of Christ who goes out to people, reveals the love of his heart to them, gathers them together and forms them as apostles and Christian leaders, sends them out and accompanies them as they collaborate in the evangelization of people and of society.
Elements proper to the way of life of lay members of Regnum Christi
2. Regnum Christi proposes a Christianity that is active and enthusiastic in love, and a way of life that helps members live their baptismal commitments and fulfill the mission of being Christian leaven in the world. Lay members of Regnum Christi develop this way of life in their spiritual life, formation, apostolate, personal accompaniment and team life.
Spiritual significance of the act of association
16. The lay member, by associating to the Federation, consciously accepts their baptismal vocation to holiness and apostolate, and gives themselves to Christ so that he may reign in their heart and in society.
In this way, they begin a journey of assimilating and living the spirit, communion and mission of Regnum Christi as described in the Statutes of the Regnum Christi Federation, especially through the five elements proper to the life of the lay member of Regnum Christi (see number 2).
17. The lay member, by associating to the Federation, commits to:
- ° grow in friendship with Christ, developing the life of grace through prayer and the sacraments;
- ° live the evangelical virtues of poverty, filial obedience, and purity in thought and action;
- ° fulfill the duties of their state of life with love and honesty, as a service to God and to others;
- ° apply themselves to their integral formation, and forge their Christian leadership;
- ° initiate and participate in apostolic initiatives;
- ° profess a faithful and active love for the Holy Church, the Pope, and the other bishops;
- ° generously offer their prayer, talents, time, and material goods to collaborate in the mission of Regnum Christi at the service of the Church.