Congregation for Institutes of Religious Life
|Regnum Christi at the service of the Church and the World.|
and Societies of Apostolic
Prot. n. R. 111 1 /2004
D E C R E
The Regnum Christi Movement is the specific instrument of
apostolate of the Legion of Christ, with which it is
indivisibly united. Its purpose is to establish the Kingdom of
Christ among all people by the growth in holiness of
its members in whatever state and condition in life God
has called them to, and through individual and organized apostolate
at the service of the Church and her shepherds. With
the guidance and spiritual support of the Legionaries of Christ,
Movement members -in the full exercise of their freedom- join
together to help each other fulfill their baptismal commitments.
charism is the same as the Legion of Christ´s and
consists in knowing, living and proclaiming the commandment of love
that Jesus Christ the Redeemer came to bring us by
his incarnation. Indeed, the work that the Legionaries of Christ
and Regnum Christi Movement members undertake in building a civilization
of Christian justice and love is well-known.
The founder of the
Legion of Christ and of Regnum Christi presented to the
Apostolic See the Statutes of the Regnum Christi Movement of
apostolate and requested their definitive approval. The Supreme Pontiff, with
fatherly affection, has accepted this petition and by his supreme
authority has approved the Statutes.
The Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated
Life and Societies of Apostolic Life, informed by the Secretariat
of State (in Prot. N. 568.021) of this approval, by
this present Decree makes it public and known to all.
original copy of the text of the Statutes, in Spanish,
is kept in the archive of this Dicastery.
The Apostolic See
warmly recommends that these Statutes, faithfully followed by Regnum Christi
Movement members, be a further effective means to extend the
Kingdom of Christ in the world.
Nothing to the contrary withstanding.
in Rome, November 26, 2004
+ Franc Rodé, C.M.
+ Piergiorgio Silvano