The 1st Dimension of a Regnum Christi Member- the Spiritual Life

“For me, prayer is a surge of the heart; it is a simple look turned toward heaven, it is a cry of recognition and of love, embracing both trial and joy.”  Thérèse de Lisieux

Orientation of the spiritual life 

(From the draft statutes (June 2016)) 

  1. The lay members of the Movement understand the spiritual life as a progressive configuration with Christ (apostle) through the development of the life of the Blessed Trinity in them. Therefore, they live it as a dynamic relationship of love with God, and nurture it through the sacraments, the Word of God, the liturgy, prayer and the exercise of the moral and theological virtues. Their spiritual life permeates and harmonizes the other aspects of their lives. 

Lay Spirituality

  1. Conscious of the gift of divine filiation in Christ received in baptism, the lay members of the Movement live their condition as priest, prophet and king in the midst of temporal realities, aspiring to make the Kingdom of God present in this world so that it might be a worthy home for the children of God in which all things contribute to giving him glory. 

The Spiritual Practices – Commitments

  1. The spiritual practices that the Movement recommends to its members are a means to help them grow in their relationship of love with Christ. With the help of a spiritual guide, they gradually learn to live these practices:

Daily

  • morning offering
  • personal mental prayer
  • time dedicated to reading the Gospel
  • recitation of the Angelus
  • a mystery of the holy rosary in honor of the Blessed Virgin Mary
  • a visit to Christ in the Eucharist or a spiritual communion
  • an examination of conscience, and the recitation of an Our Father, a Hail Mary and the Creed at the end of the day
  • Eucharistic Celebration on one or more weekdays 

 Weekly

  • Eucharistic Hour, preferably on Thursday
  • spiritual reading
  • Frequent reception of the sacrament of reconciliation 

Monthly  Half-Day Retreat

Annually  Triduum of renewal or spiritual exercises; and the renewal of the commitment with God in Regnum Christi

Helpful Links

Resources every Regnum Christi member should own

Daily Prayer and Meditation

Monthly Retreat Schedule

Retreat Guides

 Do it yourself at home or with small groups

Annual Triduum

Spiritual Exercises

CD/DVD


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