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Message from Father Alvaro Corcuera, LC, to the Youth of Regnum Christi
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Summer conventions can be your mini-Pentecost experience, a launching pad for the New Evangelization.

Jóvenes del Regnum Christi

“Authorized translation of the Spanish original "¡Jóvenes, este verano es su oportunidad! ".

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Thy Kingdom Come!
REGNUM CHRISTI
MOVEMENT

GENERAL DIRECTOR

Mexico City, May 11, 2008
Solemnity of Pentecost

To the members of Regnum Christi youth sections

My dear Friends in Christ,

Since we are celebrating the solemnity of Pentecost today, I wanted to write you a few words and let you know that I am praying for you, that the Holy Spirit’s strength will fill your hearts and ignite them with the fire of his love.

Today’s Gospel speaks to us about Christ appearing to the apostles the day he rose from the dead. Even though they had shut themselves behind locked doors for fear of the Jews, he comes and shows them the signs of his Passion and sends them on the great mission of conquering the world for the cause of the Kingdom: “As the Father has sent me, so I send you” (Jn 20:21). The same Spirit descends on them on Pentecost day and confirms them in the mission Christ had given them.

Based on Christ’s invitation for us to spread his Kingdom to the ends of the earth, I am writing to encourage you to participate in the various national and international
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conventions this summer, especially the ones in Sydney, with the World Youth Day as their focus, and the formators’ conventions in Rome in July. As many of you already know from expe-rience, it is in these activities that you live most strongly the mystique of the Movement and the unity that bonds all members together, as you strive side by side scattered throughout the world to love Christ and spread his Kingdom.

These international conventions are an outstanding opportunity to deepen your love for Christ, grow in your formation, and enrich yourselves with the experiences of youth from other parts of the world in a family atmosphere, full of apostolic zeal. We can even compare them to a miniature Pentecost: the combination of spiritual, academic, recreational and cultural dimensions, as well as contact with leaders of the Catholic world, makes these conventions a true experience of what it means to be an apostle of the New Evangelization.

I want to remind you that nothing can make up for personal forma-tion. Enthusiasm won’t do it, and neither will fervor nor the desire to be generous. To be effective in your mission depends, at
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least in part, on the level of personal formation you have reached. If there are Regnum Christi members who love Christ and are generous and well-formed, then we can be sure that the Movement will bring forth the fruits everyone is hoping for. God is calling us more than ever before to be a Movement of holy apostles! I can assure you that it will be an experience that marks the rest of your lives.

So I encourage you to talk to your team leaders, so they can present to you the options for this summer and you can see what works best. Other than that, I invite you to let the Holy Spirit keep working in your lives, so that he may fill your souls with his gifts.

During this month of May I am especially asking the Blessed Virgin Mary to bless you and lead you by the hand along the path of holiness that Christ is calling you to.

Sincerely yours in Christ and the Movement,

Alvaro Corcuera, LC


PUBLICATION DATE: 2008-05-19


 
 


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