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Venezuela
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The Legion of Christ began to work apostolically in Venezuela in 1983. Today there is a large group of priests and religious who help the lay people direct many works of apostolate in various fields.

Juventud misionera Venezuela - Megamisión 2004
YTM missionary on the 2004 Megamission in Venezuela
After many years of waiting, the first house of the Legionaries of Christ was founded in Caracas, Venezuela on September 14, 1983. Three years later, in 1986, the Legion opened the Cumbres Institute of Caracas in the zone of Santa Paula, a Catholic and bilingual school that would offer an integral formation to its students.

The groups of youth and adults of Regnum Christi also grew very quickly and some apostolates took off with great strength. The women’s section of the Movement launched the apostolates of ANSPAC or Pro-superación.

In June of 1992, the first Regnum Christi consecrated women arrived to found a girls’ school and to direct the girls and young women’s sections.The Instituto Andes de Caracas currently has over 1,300 students in preschool, primary school, and secondary school.

In the year 1990, they launched the project of the first Instituto Mano Amiga (Mano Amiga School) in the zone of Fila de Mariches, in the state of Miranda. In October of 2004, the second Mano Amiga institute was opened in the zone of Fila de Turgua. The two schools care for a total of 1,500 students from underprivileged backgrounds. By now, two classes of over 100 students have graduated, and most continue their university studies with success and positive recognition for their achievements.

In the year 1999, the Legion founded an apostolic school in Barquisimeto, in the state of Lara. The center currently has 85 students from various regions of the country who complete their high school requirements there while discerning their vocation to the priesthood.

The Legion of Christ works actively in the cities of Caracas, Valencia, Barquisimeto, Mérida, Acarigua, San Cristóbal, Maracaibo, Carora, Isla de Margarita, and others.

The Legionary priests and religious present in the country, together with the lay people, direct the various apostolates such as: ANSPAC, Familia y Juventud Misionera, Evangelizadores de Tiempo Completo, OAK International, Familia Venezolana (FAVE), Escuela de la Fe, Alfa & Omega, Soñar Despierto, NET, the lay sections of the Movement, ECYD (Education, Culture, and Youth Development) and the Red de Clubes juveniles (CYWN Catholic Youth World Network) which has clubs in Caracas, Mérida, San Cristóbal, Barquisimeto, Maracaibo, Acarigua, and Valera.

Contact us at:
Legionarios de Cristo (Legionaries of Christ)
Final de la calle Margarita Norte
Urbanización San Luis
1060 Caracas, Venezuela

venezuela@legionaries.org

Web sites:
www.icc.edu.ve
www.institutoandes.com.ve
www.manoamiga.org.ve
www.cywn.net


PUBLICATION DATE: 2008-02-03


 
 


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