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ECyD Book
Tool offers forty years of experience mentoring teens

Needs of Adolescents

ECyD is now making available its wisdom in mentoring teens with a new resource: the ECyD Book.  The book has been translated from Spanish into English and is now available for purchase.  It is recommended for youth ministers, parents, coaches, and any type of youth mentor.

“It’s a book sure to renew and inspire the way you reach out to the youth in your life, whether children, students or players on a team,” said Brother Lucio Boccacci, LC.

ECyD is an international Catholic association of youth who participate in programs or activities that mark their Christian way of life and encourage them to build a lasting friendship with Christ and be his apostle. It is the way Regnum Christi seeks to respond to the needs of today’s youth.

“ECyD proposes a journey of Experiences, Convictions and [your] Decisions for any teen who wants to live these years of life to the fullest,” said Br. Lucio.

With the intention of renewing the Legion of Christ’s and Regnum Christi’s work with young people, a group of Legionary priests, consecrated person and lay members experienced in adolescent psychology and youth ministry formed a commission in Madrid, Spain in 2009 and gathered the collective experience of the RC family to produce an organized framework for youth work. The ECyD Book was born. Over the last three years, mentors from all over the world
ECyD Book Table of Contents
have come to Madrid, Spain to receive ongoing formation in mentoring teens using the ECyD Book.

The book presents 40 years of experience mentoring teens within the Legion of Christ and Regnum Christi charism and youth apostolates.  One of the highlights of the book is the presentation of the “Ten Needs of Adolescents,” a summary of the existential questions of hundreds of adolescents from more than 20 countries.

An adolescent’s greatest need is to “acquire the ability to understand, explain and define themselves as an individual, beginning to think, feel and decide on their own,” according to the ECyD Book.  The book highlights the importance of the mentor in awakening in teens a “search for God and their identity.”  It also states that effective youth ministry should help teens answer their questions and accompany them throughout their adolescence.

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