Regnum Christi

What is Regnum Christi?

Regnum Christi (Latin for “Kingdom of Christ”) is a group, or movement, within the Catholic Church that helps people to live their faith deeply and to get involved in works of service that assist people with the hope of bringing them closer to Our Lord.

Regnum Christi shares the spirituality and working principles of the Legionaries of Christ, a religious congregation of priests and men preparing for the priesthood. The Regnum Christi family includes consecrated members, laypeople, diocesan priests and permanent deacons. It numbers about 30,000 people worldwide.

We work as Jesus did. We reveal his love, form apostles and send them out to help build the Kingdom of Christ. We awaken the individual and the family to their mission in life and in the Church.

Apostolic action (also known as apostolate or ministry) involves the wide range of services, educational programs and institutions, and activities that help people develop their Catholic faith and God-given talents. The apostolic action of Regnum Christi aims to bring the light of Christ to souls.

Regnum Christi is a movement in which each member has decided to take seriously the missionary commandment that Christ gave to his followers. The Legionaries of Christ and Regnum Christi members want to bring the Gospel to all corners of society, confident in the support of Jesus who said: “I am with you always, until the end of the age” (Matthew 28:20).

We work personally with people seeking their mission in life, in small faith groups and by providing spiritual experiences that can be life-changing.

Regnum Christi tries to foster in its members a spirit of initiative and a deep love for the Church. It aims to remind them of their baptismal duty to make the faith a key part of all their relationships — in their families, parishes, workplaces and social circles.