The sixth day of activities began with Mass in the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe and St Phillipe Martyr. The holy Mass was presided by Fr. Juan Jose Arrieta, LC, who offered the Mass for Margarita Orvañanos de Robles-Gil, mother of Fr. Eduardo Robles-Gil who just recently passed away on December 1, 2018 in Mexico City, Mexico.
Fr. Eduardo traveled to Mexico on Sunday, December 2 to celebrate the funeral Mass. He will return to Rome on Wednesday, December 5 for the final sessions of the Assembly and General Chapter.
“Accomplish our mission” was the phrase that was at the center of today’s homily by Fr. Carlos Zancajo, LC. “Today, the Church gives us an example in St Francis Xavier. He died at 46 with 10 years of intense apostolic work in the most far off places of the world, with many difficulties and trials along the way. This makes him the paradigm of mission…He who accomplishes the mission.”
After Mass, the delegates from the consecrated branches (Legionaries of Christ, Consecrated Women and Lay Consecrated Men of Regnum Christi) began their daily meeting with reviewing the first draft of the Extraordinary General Assembly of Regnum Christi communique, the proposal from the Lay Consecrated Men about the works of apostolates and the initial presentation of an accord commission (commission set up to coordinate accords between the branches) with the help of Fr. Ghirlanda, the pontifical assistant that is helping the general government, in this process of reviewing the Statute of the Federation of Regnum Christi.
During the second session, the delegates broke up into two groups to discuss the relationship between the Federation, different branches of Regnum Christi and the works of apostolate. The main question the discussion revolved around was: how can we ensure that Regnum Christi accomplishes its mission, that its localities flourish and that we achieve a harmonious relationship between the different parts.
After lunch and eucharistic adoration, the delegates met as territorial teams to continue with the same reflections.
At the end of the day, the delegates returned to the main assembly hall to share the fruits from the small group meetings and the territorial discussions.
About the Extraordinary General Assembly:
The Extraordinary General Assembly of Regnum Christi begins from the decisions and recommendations of the General Chapter of the Legionaries of Christ and of the General Assemblies of Consecrated Women and Lay Consecrated Men on the Third Draft of the Statutes of the Regnum Christi Federation, along with the contributions of the common territorial assemblies, and the results of the International Convention of the Lay Members of 2016.
It was preceded by the first session of the Chapter of the Legionaries of Christ and the General Assemblies of the Consecrated Women and Lay Consecrated Men, who have each contributed their first considerations to the General Assembly to be worked on jointly with all branches in the coming days.
For more information you can consult the web page www.regnumchristi.org/rcstatutes/en/.
Images of the day can be seen here.