REGNUM CHRISTI & THE CONSECRATED MEN
Consecrated men are part of the Regnum Christi family, embracing its mission to extend Christ’s Kingdom. They are strengthened by, and live out, the Movement’s charism. They accompany other Regnum Christi members, helping them to reach the fullness of their Christian vocation.
WHO ARE THE LAY CONSECRATED MEN OF REGNUM CHRISTI?
Men who have answered a call to totally surrender their lives to God in Regnum Christi, striving to radiate Christ from within the culture, making it a place of encounter with God.
“By reason of their special vocation it belongs to the laity to seek the kingdom of God by engaging in temporal affairs and directing them according to God’s will…” (Catechism of the Catholic Church 898)
HISTORICAL CONTEXT OF LAY CONSECRATION
“In the early Church, Christians lived their faith in the midst of daily life, taking part in the economic system, in manual labor, and in scientific and technological advancements. In this way, they helped to shape contemporary ideas about humanity and culture. While this has continued throughout Church history, the last few years have brought about a rediscovery of the treasure of the lay vocation.
The Association of Lay Consecrated Regnum Christi Men unites this lay dimension to a total and exclusive consecration to God, enriched by the charism of the Regnum Christi Movement. In this way, the Association seeks to offer the Christian man of today a path to fulfillment characterized by consecration in the midst of the world.”
Jorge López, General Director of the RC Lay Consecrated Men
DEDICATED TO SHARING THE LIGHT OF CHRIST
RC CONSECRATED MEN desire to experience Christ and to be transformed by Him into apostles. They are men who find their strength in Christ, particularly in the Eucharist. They strive for a deep prayer life, seeking to find God in the world, and seeking to understand it in the light of Christ. Consecrated men endeavor to respond to God’s grace and the universal call to holiness.
LIVING IN THE WORLD TO TRANSFORM IT INTO A PLACE OF ENCOUNTER WITH GOD
RC CONSECRATED MEN form themselves personally and professionally to offer appropriate answers to today’s questions. They delve into understanding temporal realities in order to transform them with the Gospel message. They bear witness to the fact that the life Christ proposes in the Gospel is possible, and that it responds to, and fulfills, the deepest needs of the human heart. Consecrated men aim to be silent and effective leaven in the world, through their work.
A WHOLEHEARTED RESPONSE TO GOD
RC CONSECRATED MEN are known for being available to work wherever the RC Movement sends them, putting their life, strengths and gifts at the service of the Church. They endeavor to integrate prayer and action, living with their feet on the earth and their hearts focused on Heaven. Consecrated men take vows of poverty, chastity and obedience, in imitation of Christ, and live in community. They are motivated by a deep desire to transform the world for Christ through their participation in secular realities.