The Legion of Christ is a Roman Catholic religious congregation of priests and men studying for the priesthood.
A priest is a man chosen by God to participate in a special way in Jesus Christ’s eternal priesthood. He receives the power to turn bread and wine into the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ, and to forgive sins in God’s name.
By their religious profession, Legionaries commit themselves to imitate and follow Christ in poverty, chastity and obedience. They dedicate themselves totally to God, who is their supreme love, and for love of him they are fully available to serve wherever and however God asks of them through obedience.
With the help of God’s grace, they aspire to make Jesus Christ the center, standard and example of their religious, priestly and apostolic lives. Extending Christ’s Kingdom is the ideal that inspires and nourishes their spiritual and apostolic efforts.