|Father Marco Cho, LC, preaches the retreat just prior to the incorporation ceremony.|
March 13, 2009. Seoul, South Korea. This past February 4,
six women from Seoul, South Korea made history by forming
the first Regnum Christi team in their country.
The first team
of Legionary priests arrived to South Korea in June of
2006. Cardinal Nicholas Cheong-Jin-Suk welcomed them, along with Bishop Hwang,
who in charge of religious congregations and institutes of consecrated
life in the Seoul diocese. Since then, the Legionaries’ main
mission has been to support the local pastors by helping
celebrate Masses and by administering the sacraments.
Along the way,
they have gotten to know local parishioners who were searching
for a deeper commitment to their faith, and who felt
attracted to the charism of Regnum Christi. There are several
groups of men and women who are currently learning more
about the Movement, so this was the first team of
many more to come.
The six new Regnum Christi members will
continue supporting parish life with apostolic work inspired by the
Movement’s Christ-centered spirituality. They will also carry out an important
work of witness, since only 10% of South Korea’s population
Regnum Christi is currently present in 37 countries
around the globe, including South Korea.