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Regnum Christi Lay Member Registry

If you’re a member of Regnum Christi, count yourself in with the RC Lay Member Registry today!

The Holy See asks all pontifical organizations to keep an accurate official database of its members.

On May 31, 2019, the Holy See officially recognized the Regnum Christi Federation as a canonical body within the Church, and confirmed that the Regnum Christi charism is a valid gift of the Holy Spirit for the good of the whole church!

This indeed was a significant moment in our history – a culmination of years of discernment and hard work on behalf of all the members of Regnum Christi – Legionaries, Consecrated men and women, and lay members.

Now, three years later, we are preparing for a General Convention in 2024 where representatives from every territory will come together in Rome to discern how God is calling Regnum Christi forward.

We want all Regnum Christi members to be heard – because the charism lies within each one of us! To be part of this process, all Regnum Christi members are required to register.

How do I register?

Click the button below and enter your contact information. When you enter your incorporation/association year, a new section of the form is opened for you. Here you can agree or not agree to stand for election as a delegate representing the lay members from your locality and territory in the upcoming General Convention to be held in Rome in April 2024. The whole process takes less than a minute!

Count Yourself In!

1 Minute How-to-Register Instructions

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Why register? Why now?

The Regnum Christi charism is a gift from God, offered to the Church, in her mission to make Christ known.

On May 31, 2019, the Holy See officially recognized the Regnum Christi Federation as a canonical body within the Church, and with that, confirmed that the Regnum Christi charism is a valid gift of the Holy Spirit for the good of the whole church. This indeed was a significant moment in our history – a culmination of years of discernment and hard work on behalf of all the members of Regnum Christi – Legionaries, Consecrated men and women, and lay faithful. The Holy See asks all pontifical organizations to keep an accurate official database of its members.

Now, three years later, we are preparing for a General Convention where representatives from every territory will come together to discern how God is calling Regnum Christi forward. We want all Regnum Christi members to be heard – convicted as we are that the charism lies within each one of us. To be part of this process, all Regnum Christi members are required to register.

2. How do I register?

Click on the link above and enter your contact information. When you enter your incorporation / association year, a new section of the form is opened for you. Here you can agree or not agree to stand for election as a delegate representing the lay members from your locality and territory.

3. What if I don’t remember my incorporation or association year? 

Best guess will do.

4. What if I never formally incorporated or associated to Regnum Christi? 

Enter your contact information in the registry. While you will not be formally registered as an associated Regnum Christi member, you can leave us a note in the comments section and we will gladly forward your information to the appropriate section director. You can speak with your section director should you wish to take any further steps toward formal membership.

5. What happens with the data?

The Holy See asks all pontifical organizations to keep an accurate official database of its members. The Regnum Christi Member Register is maintained by the Territorial Secretary of Regnum Christi. The data is used for Regnum Christi Federation and our affiliates and is not sold to outside parties. You will only receive communications you have opted to receive. The full data privacy policy is available online (USA Policy, Canada Policy), and on the registry form, for you to read when you register.  All countries other than Canada follow the USA policy.

6. What does “stand for election as a delegate representing the lay members” mean?

Delegates from each locality will be elected to attend a Territorial Convention to be held November 2-5, 2023. During this convention delegates discuss and pray about fundamental questions set forth by the General Directive College. Territorial delegates are then elected from this body to represent our territory at the General Convention in 2024.  Chapter 5 of the Rule of Life of the Lay Faithful Associated with Regnum Christi speaks more about this.

7. What if I change my mind about standing for election as a delegate?

You can change your mind at any time. Dates are not yet set and situations change making it impossible to foresee your actual availability to serve as a delegate. By saying you will stand as a delegate, you are merely showing your openness to be a part of the process. Once you register, you will receive a confirmation email. This email contains a link that will let you update your response until registration is closed; afterwards you may email us directly at [email protected]

8. Do I still register if I do not wish to stand as a delegate?

Absolutely yes. In fact, the higher the registrations, the more delegates our territory gets to send. We encourage every Regnum Christi member to register. This isn’t just about delegates and databases, this is about proudly claiming our identity as Regnum Christi and saying out loud to one another, “I stand with you, shoulder to shoulder, in this mission.”

9. What happens if I am a member and I miss the registration deadline?

You can always register as a member. In fact, every new member of Regnum Christi will be asked to register as part of the association process. The deadline for registration in this initiative relates particularly for those wishing to stand as potential delegates for the upcoming Regnum Christi assemblies.

10. What happens if I am a member and I choose not to register?

Members who for whatever reason choose not to officially register as Regnum Christi cannot serve as a delegate for the upcoming Regnum Christi assemblies nor in any formal office in the Federation. Our hope is that every member chooses to register, giving voice to the confidence we have in the transforming power of this charism given to us by the Holy Spirit to build the Kingdom.

11. Is this initiative for lay RC members only? What about Legionaries and Consecrated members of Regnum Christi? Do they need to be registered too?

Yes. All Regnum Christi members must be officially registered. This particular registry is for the lay faithful. The Legionaries of Christ and the Consecrated men and women take care of registering their respective members.

12. According to the Statutes for the Regnum Christi Federation, only registered members can ‘take office’ in the Federation.  What does this mean?

Taking office in the Federation refers to serving in those roles officially appointed by the General Directive College or the Territorial Directive College, including: Territorial Directive College member, Plenary Council member, Territorial Administrator, Territorial Secretary, Regnum Christi Directors, Regnum Christi Director Council member, Regnum Christi Local College members, Section Directors, ECYD Directors and section chaplains. Section 5 of the Regulations of the Regnum Christi Federation speaks more about this.

13. What do I do if I have problems registering?

If watching the one-minute video above wasn’t able to help resolve your problem, then email us directly at [email protected].