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For young men: the International Regnum Christi Formators Convention 2009 in Rome.

Durante el cursillo se llevará a cabo un rally de 3 días de duración en diversos lugares de Italia.
The convention will include a 3-day rally across Italy.

May 26, 2009. Rome, Italy. This summer, young men who are Regnum Christi members and formators in their section will have an unparalleled opportunity to grow in their spiritual life and in their mission of service to the Church at the International Regnum Christi Formators Convention in Rome.

The course, directed by Fr Peter Byrne, LC, will be held from July 1-31 at the International Pontifical Maria Mater Ecclesiae College in Rome, only 15 minutes from the Vatican.

The convention will include attendance at a Papal audience in Castelgandolfo, cultural visits to St Peter’s Basilica, the Vatican museums, the historical center of Rome, major basilicas, the catacombs, Assisi, Sienna, Florence, Montecasino, and much more.

In addition to daily Mass and prayer and opportunities for confession and spiritual direction, there will be sports every day (soccer, basketball, outings, etc.) and a 3-day national rally across Italy, from Venice to Rome to the Amalfi Coast.

There will be courses, workshops, and case studies on apologetics, current events, Church doctrine, pastoral psychology, prayer, leadership, Ecclesiology, Regnum Christi methodology, history of the Church and of Regnum Christi, and public speaking.

Guest speakers representing various professions will also give conferences sharing their own experience of evangelizing
Basílica de San Pedro
The convention will be held only 15 minutes away from St Peter's Basilica.
within world of business, the media, and more.

Who can attend?

The course is intended for young men who are active members of the Regnum Christi Movement, and who have been invited by their section director to be a formator. (Since the course is intended for formators, the section director’s approval is required in order to participate.) 

Young men who meet these qualifications can register by sending a message to the convention mailbox at

Practical information:

• Arrival and departure times: the course begins with Mass in the afternoon on July 1st and ends in the afternoon on July 31st with the concluding ceremony.
• Transportation from airport to Mater Ecclesiae: If you would like transportation from the airport to the Maria Mater Ecclesiae International College, you will need to send your flight information in advance to the convention coordinator at this e-mail address:


The convention cost includes lodging, food, and visits during the days of the convention (travel to and from Rome is not included).  All payments, including Traveler’s checks, must be in Euros (€1,550) and payment must be completed before the course begins. For credit card payment forms and for bank transfer information, please e-mail

There are two time frames for payment:
• “PUNCTUAL” PAYMENT (until June 15th ): € 1,500.
Reserve your spot with € 500 and you have the right to this price. Full payment is due before July 1st.
• “LAST-MINUTE” PAYMENT (until July 2nd ): € 1,550.
Pay before July 1st in Rome.

For any other practical questions, please contact Br Angel Davila, LC, at



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