|A moment of prayer during the Stations of the Cross, which was prepared by the boys and their dads.|
Regnum Christi youth and ECYD members have been busy
this summer. The following blurbs offer just a few small glimpses
of the various activities that have been held around the
Crakovian Campers Live their Faith
From July 31 to August 3,
the boys of Club Horyzont in Crakow, Poland headed off
into the woods for a father-son camping trip in Miêdzybrodzie
Bia³ska. In addition to organized games and sports, the camping
trip featured some elements prepared by the campers themselves.
boys and their fathers prepared and then prayed a Via
Crucis together, complete with costumes for each of the characters.
The dads wrote 7 prayers for the first half of
the stations, while the boys prepared 7 skits for the
second half of the stations.
As part of the formation
that was given during the camp, one of the dads
also gave a talk to the other adults on how
to choose good video games for their boys.
leaders participated, helping with the practical organization of the camp
while also taping a video that will be shown to
the parents at the start of the school year. Fr
Matthew Devereux, LC, celebrated Mass and heard confessions, attending to
the spiritual needs of the campers, while Br Tomasz Lis,
French Youth Journey to Jerusalem
During the entire month of
August, Regnum Christi young men from France went on a
pilgrimage to the Holy Land together. Their trip, which was
both an integration and spiritual growth activity, began on the
shores of the Sea of Galilee, where they visited some
of the most important places in Christ’s early years and
|Group photo on a mountain in Nazareth. In the back line to the left is Br Lorenzo Galanti, LC.|
One highlight was their climb up Mount Tabor
on August 6, the feast of the Transfiguration. They also
visited the land where the Legion’s future Magdala Center will
be built as a hotel and center with capacity for
up to 300 pilgrims.
While visiting Jerusalem, the youth decided to
spend an entire night in prayer inside the Church of
the Holy Sepulcher. They also visited the holy places in
the city, from the room where the Last Supper was
celebrated to the Garden of Gethsemane to the various chapels
along the way of the Via Crucis.
For these young men,
the pilgrimage was a powerful moment of growth in their
faith, of seeing the Gospel in a new light, and
of growing together as Regnum Christi members.
German Youth Check out
Legionary Life in Italy
|The young men enjoy breakfast with the Mediterranean Sea and the island of Capri in the distance.|
From August 4 – 11, a group
of German youth participated in a vocational get-together in Santa
María de Términi, which is located on the peninsula of
Sorrento, Italy. The get-together was organized by Fr Martin Baranowski,
LC, for a mixed group of 4th stage ECYD members
(age 15) and Regnum Christi young men (age 16 and
Santa María de Términi is the summer vacation spot
of the Legionaries who study and work in Rome, so
the boys also had plenty of opportunities to witness Legionary
life up close in a setting of unparalleled beauty.
to Orphans in Argentina
On August 8, Regnum Christi youth organized
a Soñar Despierto (Making Dreams Come True) day with fun
|The youth volunteers and the orphans pose for a group photo.|
activities for orphans in the city of Córdoba. A group
of 40 youth volunteers spent their day caring for the
children of the Eva Perón orphanage and Sisters of St
The volunteers took the children to a movie
theater, where they went behind the scenes in the projection
room and received an explanation of how movies are projected.
Then the kids took their seats in the theater for
a special showing of “Ice Age 3.” After the movie,
they all went off to a restaurant to eat hamburgers.
kids weren’t the only ones who had a great time.
The volunteers were also very grateful for the opportunity to
help the children and share their time and values with