Congregation for the Institutes of Religious Life
Societies of Apostolic Life
Prot. n. R. 111-1 /2004
D E C R E E
The Regnum Christi Movement
is the specific apostolic instrument of the Legion of Christ,
to which it is united in an indivisible manner. Its
finality is the establishment of the Kingdom of Christ among
all people by the growth in holiness of its members
in the state and condition of life to which God
has called them, and by a personalized and organized service
to the Church and her pastors. With the direction and
spiritual support of the Legionaries of Christ, the members of
the Movement, in the full exercise of their freedom unite
together in order to help each other fulfill their baptismal
Its specific charism is the same as the Legion
of Christ and consists in knowing, living, and preaching the
commandment of love that Jesus Christ Redeemer came to bring
us by his Incarnation. In fact, the work that the
Legionaries of Christ and the members of the Movement of
apostolate Regnum Christi carry out in the construction of the
civilization of Christian justice and love is well known.
founder of the Legion of Christ and of Regnum Christi
presented to the Apostolic See the Statutes of the Movement
of apostolate Regnum Christi seeking their definitive approval. The Holy
Father has received paternally this petition and with his supreme
authority has approved them.
The Congregation for the Institutes of
Consecrated Life and the Societies of Apostolic Life, informed of
this approval by the Secretariat of State (Prot. N. 568.021),
by the present Decree makes it public to all.
original copy of the text of the Statutes redacted in
Spanish is conserved in the Archive of this Dicastery.
Apostolic See strongly recommends that the Statutes, followed faithfully by
the members of the Regnum Christi Movement, become a further
effective means for the extension of the Kingdom of Christ
in the world.
With nothing being to the contrary.
in Rome, November 26, 2004
+ Franc Rodé, C.M.
+ Piergiorgio Silvano Nesti, C.P.
Translation of the original
decree in Spanish.