Regnum Christi is an apostolic movement at the service of the Church. Regnum Christi helps its members live out their baptismal commitments –personal holiness and apostolic action– according to its charism, which it shares with the Legionaries of Christ.
The Regnum Christi Movement includes laymen and women, deacons, and diocesan priests. They contribute to spreading Christ’s message to humanity by undertaking personal, organized apostolic activity. One of the unique characteristics of Regnum Christi is its close relationship with the Legionaries of Christ.
The specific mission of this religious congregation, taking after the mission of the Church, consists in extending the Kingdom of Christ in society, in accord with the demands of Christian charity and justice. Legionary religious – both those still in formation and those ordained priests – work extensively in collaboration with bishops, diocesan priests, those engaged in parish ministry and with pastoral programs in each diocese.
It is an eminently Christ-centered spirituality characterized and rooted in the five “loves”: love for Christ, love for the Blessed Virgin Mary, love for the Church, love for the Pope, and love for souls. The heart of the Legionary spirituality is the virtue of charity, which is at the core of the Gospel: “Love one another as I have loved you.”
The apostolates of the Legion and Regnum Christi cover the following areas: education, youth and family, evangelization and missions, social promotion, mass media, and the formation of diocesan priests.
The Legionaries of Christ, being priestly religious congregation, do not have a “female branch.” However, the Regnum Christi Movement has lay consecrated members, both men and women. The consecrated members of Regnum Christi live in community and follow Christ in poverty, chastity, and obedience. They devote themselves to the extension of the Kingdom of Christ, working in coll