The seventh day of sessions at the Extraordinary General Assembly of Regnum Christi began with Holy Mass in the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe and St. Philip Martyr.
Fr. Ricardo Sada, LC, officiated Mass. Fr. José Cárdenas, LC, read the Gospel and preached the homily. Fr. Jose reflected on the fundamental attitudes that this Advent season invites us to exercise: simplicity of spirit and openness to the guidance of the Holy Spirit. He said “Let us live this spirit of Advent, asking for the grace to be humble and meek of heart… He is the one who guides us, He is the one who drives us towards completing our mission; He is the one who guides the Federation of Regnum Christi.”
After Mass, during the plenary sessions, the delegates reviewed the draft of the Extraordinary General Assembly communiqué and then there were another two sessions dedicated to reflection and discussion about the Statutes of the Federation of Regnum Christi.
At the end of these meetings, they went to lunch followed by adoration of the Blessed Sacrament to ask the Holy Spirit to enlighten them for proper discernment.
A plenary meeting concluded the afternoon sessions. The delegates reviewed the issues reflected in the working groups, the first draft of the communiqué of the Extraordinary General Assembly, and continued voting on the proposals of the Statutes.
About the Extraordinary General Assembly:
Regnum Christi is coming to the end of a process of revision of its General Statutes to provide Regnum Christi with an appropriate canonical form. For this, 91 representatives from the different vocations that form Regnum Christi – Legionaries of Christ, Consecrated Women, Lay Consecrated Men and Lay Members – are meeting for the Extraordinary General Assembly. The Extraordinary General Assembly occurred in two parts. The first part was in April. The second part is being held now from November 27-December 5, 2018.
For more information you can consult the web page www.regnumchristi.org/rcstatutes/en/.
Images of the day can be seen here.