What Is Regnum Christi?
Regnum Christi is Latin for “Kingdom of Christ” and is one of many movements within the Catholic Church. It is comprised of four distinct vocations, united into a whole in charism and mission; the Legionaries of Christ, our priestly congregation, the Consecrated Women of Regnum Christi, the Lay Consecrated Men of Regnum Christi and the Lay Members of Regnum Christi. Regnum Christi has a Christ-centred spirituality which is lived in communion with all members, from all four vocations, in union with the whole Church, and through the mission to build the Kingdom of Christ. Regnum Christi also includes diocesan priests and permanent deacons.
The Regnum Christi movement involves tens of thousands of members in more than 30 countries who seek to work as Jesus did: they reveal His love to people, help to train them up, preparing them as apostles and then launch them in their God-given mission, participating in the building up of Christ’s Kingdom of Love.
Apostolic action, also known as apostolate or ministry, involves a wide range of services, educational programs and institutions, and activities that help people develop their Catholic faith and God-given talents. The apostolic action of Regnum Christi aims to bring the light of Christ to people through missions, retreats, youth work, schools and universities, small groups, personal accompaniment, parishes and online and radio evangelization.
Regnum Christi members endeavour to bring the Gospel to all corners of society, confident in the support of Jesus who said: “I am with you always, until the end of the age” (Matthew 28:20). They work personally with people seeking their mission in life, in small faith groups and by providing spiritual experiences that can be life-changing.
Regnum Christi works to foster in its members a spirit of initiative and a deep love for the Church. It aims to remind them of their baptismal responsibility to make the faith a key part of all their relationships, in their families, parishes, workplaces and social circles.