|Regnum Christi’s charism invites us to live a faith-motivated obedience to our Bishops.|
We, the diocesan priests who belong to Regnum Christi,
benefit from the missionary spirituality of this ecclesial Movement, which
serves to strengthen our spiritual lives and support our pastoral
Our membership in Regnum Christi does not affect our belonging
to our dioceses; it is simply an aid to our
spirituality and ministry. Regnum Christi’s charism invites us to live
a faith-motivated obedience to our bishops and a relationship of
brotherhood and mutual support with all our brother priests.
law allows priests to join associations in keeping with our
priestly vocation (CCL 278). Moreover, we as diocesan priests
(“secular clerics”) are asked to “hold in esteem especially those
associations which, having statutes recognized by competent authority, foster their
holiness in the exercise of the ministry through a suitable
and properly approved rule of life and through fraternal assistance
and which promote the unity of clerics among themselves and
with their own bishop” (CCL 278, §2).
Just as Regnum
Christi invites its lay members to live their baptismal commitments
more fully, in the same way it offers us help
to live our priesthood to the full. Some elements of
the spirituality include:
a) Fundamental Orientation
• Giving God the first place.
• Love for
Jesus Christ unites all our spiritual work.
• A clear awareness
of our mission.
b) Virtues that are most recommended
• Appreciation of and fidelity
to our vocation.
• To know, love, and imitate Christ: the
center, criteria, and example of our priestly and apostolic lives.
• Docility to the Holy Spirit in an attitude of generous
• Mary, our Mother and model.
• Passionate love for the
• Ardent zeal for the salvation of mankind.
• Faith, hope,
and love as the source of our interior and apostolic
• Spirit of unity and charity with the members of
the Church in a communion of ideals and efforts, initiatives
and hearts. Cultivating the practice of speaking well of others.
• Spirit of diligence and hard work, conscious that we have
only one life and one chance to live it.
maturity through coherence between what we are and what we
profess to be.
c) Our means of perseverance
Regnum Christi recommends several means
of perseverance to help us live our vocation, such as:
• Morning Offering
• A half hour of daily meditation
• A ten
minute examination of conscience at the end of the day,
as part of Compline
• Rosary in honor of our Blessed
• Visiting Our Lord in the Eucharist
• Praying part of
the Liturgy of the Hours before the Blessed Sacrament
a Eucharistic Hour in a spirit of reparation once a
• Sacrament of Reconciliation
• A half hour practical exam
half-day retreat, followed by a time of fellowship and personal
• Yearly spiritual exercises
If you wish to contact us, you
can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Legionaries of Christ
and the Regnum Christi Movement also offer many works and
formation and fellowship activities open to diocesan priests. The most
- Spiritual retreats and formation activities for diocesan priests
in the Regnum Christi Movement’s centers for priests, offered principally
in Mexico, the United States, Italy, France, Spain, Brazil, Colombia,
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