|Regnum Christi members in the United Kingdom.|
The Legion took its first
steps in the United Kingdom in 1990, when a few
Legionaries from the community in Rome were invited for a
visit by some families. The purpose of these first visits
was to introduce the work and spirituality of the congregation.
From 1993 to 1995, a Legionary
priest and a religious were invited to help support the
ongoing ministry of the parish of St James at Spanish
Regnum Christi members in
the London Area.
From 1997 onward,
Legionary priests from the Dublin community made periodic visits to
London, offering members retreats, marriage renewals, spiritual and pastoral formation
With this training in
hand, the Regnum Christi members became more involved on the
ground in ministries within their local parishes and communities. In
the late 1990s, Regnum Christi members launched a temporary ministry
to network with young professionals by offering a spirit of
community, conferences on current themes, etc. In the early 2000s,
they started K4J (Kids for Jesus) in a number of
parishes with a network of families interested in forming virtue
in their children.
Several years ago,
the Pilgrim Queen of the Family apostolate came to the
United Kingdom, helping families to draw closer to Jesus and
Mary by praying the Rosary together.
There are RC members in a few parts of the
country, but all activities are centralised in London. The priest
responsible is Fr Matthew Brackett LC firstname.lastname@example.org, based in Rome, Italy.
He is helped by Fr. Javier Oseguera, LC email@example.com, also based
Fr. Matthew Brackett LC,
was ordained in 2002 and is a native of Massachusetts,
USA. Fr Matthew holds Bachelor´s degrees in Philosophy and Theology
from the Pontifical Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum in Rome and a
Post Graduate degree in Family, Counselling and Education from Universidad
de Los Andes, Santiago, Chile. He has broad experience in
the fields of religious and priestly formation as well as
spiritual and marriage counselling. He has ministered in Colombia, Ireland
and Chile and is currently studying a Masters degree in
Spiritual Theology in Rome.
Javier Oseguera LC, was ordained in 2004, hails from Tijuana,
Mexico. Fr Javier has a degree in Chemical and Systems
Engineering from the Instituto Tecnologico de Monterrey and worked for
2 years as an Environmental Engineer Consultant for a U.S.
Company based in México. Feeling the calling to priesthood, he
joined the Legion of Christ and received a bachelor’s degree
in Philosophy and Theology from the Pontifical Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum
in Rome. As a priest he has extensive experience, working
with youth and young married couples, including the direction of
Regnum Christi youth groups as well as teaching religion to
Secondary School students. In addition, he acted as General Manager
of the Universidad Francisco de Vitoria while based in Madrid,
Spain. Fr. Javier currently works in the Legion of Christ’s
Centre of Formation in Rome, Italy, helping seminarians in the
final steps to priesthood.
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Morgan Linlye: m.lye@RegnumChristi.co.uk
CELEBRATION OF CHRIST THE KING
A day dedicated to celebrating Christ our King.
22nd November 2014
Venue: Kairos Retreat Centre (www.thekairoscentre.co.uk)
Programme to be published.
Coordinating Contact: Cecilia Manriquez c.manriquez@RegnumChristi.co.uk
MORNING FOR MAKING MARRIED LIFE
MEANINGFUL / MAKING SENSE OF BEING SINGLE
A two-track morning of encounter and reflection for
married couples and single (by choice, by default, separation or
Date: 24th or 31st January - TBC
Programme to be published.
Daniela Toledo d.toledo@RegnumChristi.co.uk
Silent Residential Retreat, Open to women and
men, single and married.
Date: 27th-29th March 2015
Retreat Centre (www.thekairoscentre.co.uk)
Timetable: Friday, 27th March19:00-Sunday, 29th March15:00
capacity: 25 participants
Daniela Toledo firstname.lastname@example.org