Día a día

Once the assembly begins, we will post daily blogs to let our readers know what is happening.

With a time of prayer before the Blessed Sacrament, the General Assembly began with the singing of the Veni Creator Spiritus and an Our Father. Our papal delegate, Cardinal Velasio de Paolis, C.S., presided over the first session. In his introductory talk, he spoke mainly about three points: a summary of what has taken place until now, the importance of the Assembly’s revision and approval…
The first part of the morning was devoted to the review of the regulation of the Assembly, which was unanimously accepted after a few amendments, followed by the election of the election moderators, secretary and members of the central committee for the assembly. Graciela Magaña and Lety Guerra were elected moderators by a relative majority in the first ballot, and Cristina Danel as secretary by…
Today Fr. Montan invited us to begin by praying the Adsumus, a prayer that the Church uses for assemblies and meetings dealing with a common subject. The first session was dedicated to the revision of the Chapter about the “Spirit". Many contributions relate to the way of conceiving and living our relationship with Christ as consecrated women in Regnum Christi. The goal is to look…
The rhythm of the Assembly has been intense. It followed the same schedule and sessions regarding the second chapter of the Statutes – The consecration in Regnum Christi. Different points of view stemmed from the experiences and reflections of the delegates and the territories that they represent. So as to prepare the delegates’ hearts for these discussions, the morning opened with the heartfelt invocation to…
Today is the First Friday of the month, a day especially dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Our work began with the prayer Actiones Nostras, the collect for the Thursday after Ash Wednesday, in which we pray, "Lord, may your grace inspire, sustain, and accompany our work, that our work would begin in you as its source and always tend toward you as its…
We have reached the end of the first week of the assembly. Today, there was a different dynamic on the preceding days. The first session was an explanation of the bank debt of the Movement. Fr. Eduardo Vigneaux L.C., the Legion’s general administrator, explained the situation, with the presence and contributing comments of Fr. Sylvester Heereman and Felix Gomez Rueda, who has been territorial administrator…
Today, Second Sunday of Advent in which we also celebrate the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception has been a day of rest for the participants of the Assembly. There were different opportunities so that each one may find the way that helps her to rest and renew her strength for the upcoming work of this week. Two groups left early for Assisi and Siena, while…
The second week began with the chant Alma Redemptoris Mater, asking for the intercession of the Virgin Mary. Gloria Rodríguez reminded the assembly that yesterday marked forty-four years since the foundation of the feminine branch of consecrated life in Regnum Christi. She  thanked Graciela Magana and Patricia Bannon for their presence at the Assembly, which drew loud applause from all those present.  During the morning…
The day’s work began with the prayer of the Adsumus. There was a vote on some of the pending numbers from the chapters of previous days. After that, the participants began the reflection on the chapter regarding the government of the association. Today has been a sunny day and the temperature was pleasant. This allowed for a time of rest outside after lunch. Some went…
This morning, after the election of the new government, the Assembly room was filled with hugs, tears, smiles, thank-you`s, words of support and encouragement. It has been a day of emotion as well as deep awareness as one more step has been taken along the path of renewal.  Since the day before and as the moment of the elections, there had been some restlessness and…
On the day that we celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, the Assembly opened its day of work by singing the song, ‘La Guadalupana’ in front of the image of Our Lady in the meeting room. In the morning the representatives reviewed and voted on themes still pending about formation and spiritual life. There was active participation, and the delegates presented some proposals…
On this twelfth day of work, the Assembly concluded its revision of the Statutes, having approved the final text with the required two-thirds majority. This has been a long roadthat required hard work on the part of all and it ended with heartfelt applause. The Assembly also worked on the revision of the Agreement of Collaboration among the different branches of Regnum Christi. The work…
This morning the assembly suspended its work so participants could join the Regnum Christi Family at the Basilica of St. John Lateran for the ordination mass of 31 of our Legionary brothers. These men have given their lives to become another Christ in the Church.     At 4:00 pm, the assembly gathered again to conclude the reflections on the draft of the Regnum Christi charter…
Today Sunday was a day of rest in the calendar of the Assembly, with various activities that were organized spontaneously. One group participated in the Angelus with the Pope in St. Peter's Square and visited Rome. Another group went on a pilgrimage to Assisi. Several participated in the first Mass of a newly ordained priest from their countries of origin or where they work apostolically.…
The week began with the reading aloud of the Statutes in their entirety in the Assembly room. Everyone was following the reading, which was done in turns by Graciela Magaña, Maria Teresa Reyes and Luz Teresa Miranda. The participants listened in a respectful atmosphere of silence and meditation, underlining or taking note of something at intervals. At the end of the reading of the final…
The day began with the song “Cielos Lloved" and an invocation to Mary, Mother of the Church. The day's work was dedicated to the revision of the Rule of Life. Fr. Montan began with a reflection on the purpose of a 'rule of life' in an association or institute. He reminded everyone that the rule “is an explanation and application of the Statutes." This idea…
In the morning the Assembly participants attended the general audience with Pope Francis in St. Peter’s Square. The newly ordained Legionary priests were present, as well as Legionaries from the communities in Rome, and participants of the assemblies of the consecrated men and women. Before greeting the pilgrims present at the audience, the Holy Father made his customary rounds in the Popemobile, and stopped to…
Today, the General Assembly concluded. First thing in the morning, Fr. Montan heard the guidelines the assembly gave to the new leadership, and continued with some of the topics presented the day before. Proposals were made regarding the communication of the new Statutes, the Rule, the agreement between the branches and the next steps to develop the Ratio Institutionis. Everybody’s comments enriched the proposals. In…

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