Mexico City, June 30, 2014 -Today in Mexico City, Fr.
Álvaro Corcuera Martínez del Río, L.C. departed for the Father’s
house after a long battle with cancer. Fr. Álvaro served
as General Director of Regnum Christi and the Legionaries of
Christ from 2005 until 2014.
His final resting place will be
in the French Cemetery in San Joaquín, Mexico City.
Christi Movement and the congregation of the Legionaries of Christ
give thanks to the Lord for Fr. Álvaro’s life as
a religious and priest of Jesus Cristo. We entrust him
to the Lord’s mercy and pray that “where he is,
there also may his servant be.” (John 14:23) We wish
to accompany his family and relatives with our prayers. May
Christ’s victory over death fill them with consolation. May he
rest in peace!
The Legion of Christ has opened an online
book of condolences at: http://legionariesofchrist.org/inmemoryofFrAlvaro/
Profile: Fr. Álvaro Corcuera L.C.
Álvaro Corcuera Martínez del Río was born in Mexico City
on July 22, 1957. He became a lay consecrated member
of Regnum Christi in 1975, and joined the Legion of
Christ four years later. He was ordained a priest in
1985. In 1987 he was named rector of the Center
for Higher Studies of the Legionaries of Christ in Rome.
From 1993 to 2000 he also served as rector of
the Pontifical Atheneum Regina Apostolorum. In 1999 he received a
doctorate honoris causa from the Anáhuac University, of which he
was an alumnus. In 2005 he was elected General Director
of the Legion of Christ and Regnum Christi by the
General Chapter of the congregation. On October 11, 2012, he
petitioned the Pontifical Delegate for the Legion of Christ, Cardinal
Velasio De Paolis, and was granted a leave of absence
from his post as General Director. In January of 2013
he was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor. He participated
in the General Chapter of the Legionaries of Christ this
past January 2014. In 2012 he authored a book titled
Nos amó primero (He first loved us).