Following is a compilation of ideas for Christmas giving for
your Regnum Christi friends and family. The listings include details
about the gift item, price (for the budget-minded up to
the big spender) and information for ordering.
Meditations on Vatican Art
by Fr Mark Haydu LC. Fr. Mark blends the art
of the Vatican Museums and the beauty of the spiritual
life. The book will be available for $29.99 at bookstores and online retailers
including Amazon.com or BarnesandNoble.com. It
can be pre-ordered for $22.50
through the end of the month from Liguori.org at http://www.liguori.org/meditations-on-vatican-art.html.
The Better Part: A Christ-Centered Resource for Personal Prayer
by Fr. John Bartunek LC. A classic Regnum Christi accompaniment
to prayer with scripture. The book is available from Amazon.com for $32.36 for the paperback or $9.99 for the
Kindle version. The book is also available in Spanish.
Guide to Christian Meditation by Fr. John Bartunek LC, available
at Amazon.com for $6.39. A daily meditation guide. Fr.
John Bartunek provides a how-to journey into this time-tested method
to achieve greater intimacy with God.
Navigating the Interior Life: Spiritual
Direction and the Journey to God by Dan Burke with
Fr. John Bartunek LC. Available from Amazon.com for $12.03
for paperback, or $9.39 for the Kindle version. The book
offers a deeper understanding of spiritual direction and why it
is important for growth in the spiritual life. The book
provides the tools needed to understand how and why we
“grow and die” in the spiritual life and what we
can do about it.
Better with God? Why be “good without
God” when you can be better with God? by Fr.
Daniel Brandenburg LC. The cost is $14.95 and supply is
limited. This book addresses the crisis of faith in modern
society, and Fr. Daniel writes from his own person experience.
Item Number: RC-BWG-A-26 from the RC Resource Center. You
can also purchase the book at Amazon.com in paperback for
the same price, or the Kindle edition for $9.99.
am Your Mother by Fr. Hector Guerra LC and Fr.
Juan Pablo Ledesma LC. The book helps show readers the
face of Mary in the Church, teaching how to approach
her with true devotion, with prayers fashioned by the saints
who emulate her. This book is a collection of beautiful
writings on Mary and a litany of praises to the
Mother of God, who is also our Mother. The cost
$16.95 through the RC Resource Center, Item Number: RC-IAYM-A-4-AA-24.
New Fundamentalists: Beyond Tolerance by Fr. Daniel Brandenburg LC. This
book is an antidote to the irrational debate plaguing society.
It encourages open debate, diversity of opinions, and free speech,
without which democracy cannot exist, as well as intellectual honesty
and reason based on reality. The cost $14.95 from the
RC Resource Center, Item Number: RC-BKNF-A-13.
Priests on Call by
Fr. Thomas Flynn LC. This book is available from Lulu.com for $12.60 and contains 15 stories with extraordinary, real-life
experiences from men of the cloth.
Living Miracles: The Spiritual
Sons of John Paul the Great by Br. Randall Meissen
LC. This book is available from Amazon.com for $13.46
or $7.95 for the Kindle edition. The book includes reflections
from Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of Houston, Archbishop Charles J. Chaput
of Denver, and Bishop Peter Jugis of Charlotte, North Carolina.
It profiles priests from around the country and the world
who are living lives of joyful sacrifice. They tell the
story of how their calling was influenced by the late
Pope John Paul II.
Come and See: Experiencing the Lasting Love
of Christ by Fr. Héctor Guerra, LC, and Fr. Juan
Pablo Ledesma, LC. The cost is $16.95 from the RC Resource Center, Item Number: RC-CAYWS-A-3-BB-33. This book invites the
reader towards a profound friendship with Jesus through the experience
of His love.
Ask Me No Questions by Regnum Christi
consecrated woman Joan Kingsland. The book is a suspense fiction
novel that touches on many of the moral issues of
our day…fatherhood, family, technology, with a plot full of twists
and turns that will keep you turning the pages. The
cost is $14.95 plus $2 for shipping within the US.
All proceeds support the RC consecrated women and Mater Ecclesiae
College. Go to http://www.rcmusicnow.org/ at the bottom of the
web page to order.
Better by the Dozen, Plus Two: Anecdotes
and a Philosophy of Life from a Family of Sixteen
by Jim and Kathleen Littleton. Available from Lulu Publications
for $19.99. These RC members give living witness to the
Catholic faith throughout the blessings and trials of life.
Cancer and other Adversities by James Littleton. Available from Tate Publishing, this book costs $24.99. Jim shares the details
of his recent bout with and subsequent healing from stage
4 chronic lymphocytic leukemia.
The RC Resource Center also offers
a Recommended Book List
as a free download
Music CDs from the Regnum Christi consecrated women are available
for $15 each and support the women discerning their vocation
at Mater Ecclesiae College in Greenville, Rhode Island. Click here to order any of the CDs below. (Much of
the music is also available for download on Itunes.) For
more information, go to http://www.mecollege.edu/special/dynamic-list/music.html.
- Nothing More Real, contemporary Christian
- Strength from Heaven, songs inspired by the Psalms
- Holding On, songs
to help you find strength in Christ
- I can Love You
Still, giving meaning and hope to those who suffer
- And the
Word Became Flesh, songs for Christmas
- Behold Your Mother, songs dedicated
- Cast the Nets, Christian contemporary music
- Life in Christ, a
collection of hymns in the Spirit of St. Paul
- In His
Presence, Latin hymns and contemporary music recorded at the Greenville,
Rhode Island chapel
- Making All Things New, all original music from
the RC consecrated women
(A new Christmas CD from the consecrated
women will be available soon. More information to come on
Music from the Legion of Christ seminarians is also
available, and goes toward supporting those studying for the priesthood
in Cheshire, Connecticut. The CDs currently available, for a donation
of $15 to $20 (or more at the buyer’s discretion),
- Gaudete CD featuring Advent and Christmas hymns
- Panis Angelicus CD with
hymns on the Eucharist
You can order CDs from Fr. Andreas
Kramarz at firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail at 475 Oak
Ave., Cheshire, CT 06410. When ordering by mail, send your
name, address and contact information. Click here for the
link to pay for these CDs online.
Brother John Klein LC,
a seminarian working in Atlanta, Georgia, has two music CD’s
available for purchase or download.
All music is
available for download at iTunes.com. For more information email@example.com.
The movement offers a collection of materials to support
RC Prayer book. This useful resource includes a
selection of traditional Latin prayers of the Church, classic forms
of many prayers, and new readings and prayers. It is
bound into an upgraded cover. It costs $9.95, Item Number:
RC-PRBK-A-19 AA-8, through the RC Resource Center.
Core Convictions of
Regnum Christi DVD. This explanation of the core convictions of
our movement was written by Fr. John Bartunek LC. The
cost is $14.99 from the RC Resource Center, Item
RC Member Handbook, hardcopy. This new, second edition, soft-cover
RC Member Handbook provides a clear and simple explanation of
what it means to be a member of Regnum Christi.
Topics include the identity and mission of Regnum Christi, its
spirituality, the means it offers for spiritual growth, its organization
and activities, and its traditions. It costs $9.99, item number:
RC-HDBK-A-25-AA-27 from the RC Resource Center.
Member Handbook PDF. The
cost is $9.95 from the RC Resource Center, Item
Number: RC-HDBK-PDF. This version is for reading only. It cannot
be printed or copied.
A Study Companion is available for a
free download for both versions of the Handbook from the
RC Resource Center.
Study Guide on the Theology of the
Body, by Regnum Christi consecrated woman Jennifer Ristine. Includes 6
audio sessions and a study guide for a cost of
$1.99 each from the RC Resource Center.
RC Commitment Card.
Costs $2.00 from the RC Resource Center.
Practical Principles of
RC DVD and study guide. Costs $14.99 from the RC Resource Center.
Pilgrim Queen of the Family Rosary Prayer
Shrine and Guidebook. Costs $50 from the RC Resource
Pilgrim Queen T-shirt. Costs $10.00 from the RC Resource
Sacred Heart of Jesus and Immaculate Heart of Mary Enthronement
Kits. The suggested donation is $10 for Mater Ecclesiae College.
Contact Celine Kelly at firstname.lastname@example.org or write to her
at 60 Austin Ave., Greenville, RI 02828 or call at
(401) 949 2820.
Greeting Cards for the season are available from
Mater Ecclesiae College at
http://www.mecollege.edu/supportmec/greetingscards/cards2.html for $1.50 each or
$7.50 for a pack of 5.
Journal with RC crest. The
cost is $17.99 from the RC Resource Center.
sticker. The cost is $2.00 from the RC Resource
TKC stainless steel travel mug. The cost is $8.99 from
the RC Resource Center.
Regnum Christi ceramic mug. The cost
is $4.99 from the RC Resource Center.
RC Men’s lapel
pin. The cost is $14.95 from the RC Resource
Marriage Retreat in Cancun. Consider taking your spouse on a
trip to Cancun, Mexico, to renew your marriage vows! The
next date in the bi-annual event is February, 2014. Contact
Paty at email@example.com or Fr. Simon Devereax LC at
firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Mission Trips. There is
no better gift to give than the gift of yourself!
Check out the Mission Youth website http://www.demisiones.org/usa/ for upcoming
trips to Haiti, Mexico and other locations. Costs vary.
the Holy Land. Spend Lent 2014 with Legionary priests and
Regnum Christi consecrated women as escorts, following in the footsteps
of Christ. The pilgrimage takes place March 6-15, 2014. The
cost is $1,875.00 per person. For more information, contact Phil
Liquori at email@example.com or Candy Nesbit of Elite Travel
Pilgrimage to Our Lady of Guadalupe Shrine in
Mexico City. The trip begins on February 11, 2014, on
the feast of Our Lady of Lourdes. For more information,
contact RC consecrated woman Celine Kelly at firstname.lastname@example.org, call
at (401) 949 2820 or write to her at 60
Austin Ave., Greenville, Rhode Island 02828.
Good Girl Comeback. For
the young ladies in your life, how about sending her
to a Good Girl Comeback Conference? Events are lead by
RC member Chelsea Gheesling. (Click here for more information.)
The Regional Conferences for 2014 include January 18 and March
15 for middle schoolers, and February 9 and April 5
for high schoolers. These events take place in Commerce, Michigan,
but click here to find out how to bring
a conference to your area. The cost to attend is
$80, but scholarships are available. To register, click here.
Arcatheos and Captivenia. For a truly unique summer experience for
your children, consider Captivenia for girls and Arcatheos for boys.
They offer live-action role play experiences in a rustic medieval
setting in the Alberta, Canada area. The cost is approximately
$400 per child. Mothers are welcome at Captivenia, and fathers
at Arcatheos, and older teens can volunteer to work there. For
more information, go to www.captivenia.com or www.arcatheos.com. (Official
registration and date information for 2014 will be available in
Online Retreats. Can’t afford the time
or treasure to take a trip or a retreat? Why
not give yourself or someone else an online Do-It-Yourself Catholic
Retreat Guide from RCSpirituality.org. There is no cost, though
donations are welcome. Nine different topics are currently available, with
more coming. Check it out today!