After 2 years of prayer, discussion and statute revision, the Regnum Christi members elected by their peers to go to the International Convention in Rome completed the task of working through a text that describes the vocation of Lay Members of Regnum Christi. The new statutes are not a strategic plan or mission statement, nor are they a set of goals. Rather they are a portrait in words of what the Holy Spirit has actually been doing in the souls and lives of the RC members who gave their feedback through the revision process.
A highlight of the text is a chapter called “The 5 Dimensions of a Regnum Christi Member” which outlines the ways the charism is lived in lay life by all members. These are: spiritual life, formation, apostolate, personal accompaniment and team life. The synthesis gives clarity to what it means to be a Regnum Christi member, what the spirituality and mission are and how it ties into the vocation of a lay Catholic called to the Movement.
To support the effort of putting the statutes into practice, the Territory of North America is organizing some special formation in the year ahead. Formation packets will be created bi-monthly, each focusing on a specific dimension. The first packet introduces the 5 dimensions and a new tool called ‘The Personal Regnum Christi Program’ which allows members to look at the RC identity and how they are called to live it in the specific circumstances of their own lives, making a plan to live their vocation and grow as Regnum Christi apostles.