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A guide to gift ideas for Regnum Christi friends and family

Christmas Presents



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.

Books:

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
Book on Vatican Art
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.

A 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.

I 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.

The 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.

Healed Through 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
Consecrated Music
a Recommended Book List as a free download.

Music:

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 music
  • 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 to Mary
  • 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 this website!)

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
Music from Cheshire
of $15 to $20 (or more at the buyer’s discretion), include:

  • Gaudete CD featuring Advent and Christmas hymns
  • Panis Angelicus CD with hymns on the Eucharist

You can order CDs from Fr. Andreas Kramarz at akramarz@legionaries.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 contactjklein@legionaries.org.

Regnum Christi Resources:

The movement offers a collection of materials to support spiritual growth. 

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 Number: RC-CC-DVD-A-11.

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.

Miscellaneous Gifts:

Pilgrim Queen of the Family Rosary Prayer Shrine and Guidebook. Costs $50 from the RC Resource Center.

Pilgrim Queen T-shirt. Costs $10.00 from the RC Resource Center.

Sacred Heart of Jesus and Immaculate Heart of Mary Enthronement Kits. The suggested donation is $10 for Mater Ecclesiae College. Contact Celine Kelly at ckelly@regnumchristi.net 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

TKC bumper sticker. The cost is $2.00 from the RC Resource Center.

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 Center.

Trips:

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 patyrvas1@realresorts.com or Fr. Simon Devereax LC at sdeveux@legionaries.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.

Pilgrimage to 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 phil.liquori@legionofchrist.org or Candy Nesbit of Elite Travel at elitetravelcandy@snet.net.

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 ckelly@regnumchristi.net, 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 the spring.)
 
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!















PUBLICATION DATE: 2013-11-04


 
 


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