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Internship: Summertime


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Summer in the Legion is a time of unexpected adventure, and I’m certainly getting my fair share of it. My personal trajectory in the hot months has me skidding through the following whirlwind itinerary: Detroit, Cheshire, New Hampshire, New York City, Indiana, Mississippi, Cheshire, Rome. As I write, I find myself at roughly the halfway point, at the apostolic school in Indiana, home of Risk boards and Lion-Hearts.

Seeing the boys in their red and blue sweaters reminds me of my first months following Christ in the Legion. I was never enrolled in the apostolic school, but I see in the boys here the same spirit that I felt at the beginning of my vocation: a desire to master self, to ennoble one’s actions and bearing, to embark on a quest, to conquer the world for Christ. I admit that when I got the nod to come west this July, I felt trepidation at the thought of plugging myself into such youthful energy—high voltage in a bad conductor might cause electrocution—but internship means going where you’re sent.

Life here is anything but a quiet winding down towards a monkish study life in Rome. Little did I realize that my last stop before theology would have me organizing a virtue competition where points translate into toy soldiers in the board game Risk. Or that I would be distributing said points for memorizing the “Our Father” in German or reciting English battle poetry (the competition is WWII themed, of course!) Neither did I suspect I would be giving a talk on Robin Hood, faithful servant of the (sort of) Christ-figure, Richard the Lionheart. But finding God in the fun and the excitement is just as important as finding him in the cross.

Fun we’ve had in full. Yesterday I took a pack of boys with stringed club instruments to a concrete arena for dexterity training mixed with home run derby, otherwise known as tennis lessons. And compulsory creative writing indoctrination has been initiated for downtime—something less than torture, I hope. We’ve been to the beach and braved sun and sand and wind and waves for Frisbee, swimming, and fort-building. We’ve had a bonfire and bus rides with songs to the Blessed Virgin, daily Mass and meditation, barbecue at parks and even a visit to the cloistered Carmelite nuns near Chicago!

All of this—the shenanigans and the serious—seems like appropriate pre-theology to me. I’m enjoying it immensely too! It’s been a formative experience for me, the formator, as I learn how to accompany others on their journey to Christ and a possible vocation to the priesthood. Isn’t theology supposed to prepare me for exactly this type of thing? A happy formula just occurred to me: Theology and knowledge of God leads to Enjoyment and love of God leads to Zeal and giving of God. So I can only hope that theology and priesthood will leave me with a healthy dose of the good old spirit of internship.

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Alex Kucera

Atlanta

Alex Kucera has lived in Atlanta, GA, for the last 46 years. He is one of 9 children, married to his wife Karmen, and has 3 girls, one grandson, and a granddaughter on the way. Alex joined Regnum Christi in 2007. Out of the gate, he joined the Helping Hands Medical Missions apostolate and is still participating today with the Ghana Friendship Mission.

In 2009, Alex was asked to be the Atlanta RC Renewal Coordinator for the Atlanta Locality to help the RC members with the RC renewal process. Alex became a Group Leader in 2012 for four of the Atlanta Men’s Section Teams and continues today. Running in parallel, in 2013, Alex became a Team Leader and shepherded a large team of good men.

Alex was honored to be the Atlanta Mission Coordinator between 2010 to 2022 (12 years), coordinating 5-8 Holy Week Mission teams across Georgia. He also created and coordinated missions at a parish in Athens, GA, for 9 years. Alex continues to coordinate Holy Week Missions, Advent Missions, and Monthly missions at Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Cumming, GA.

From 2016 to 2022, Alex also served as the Men’s Section Assistant in Atlanta. He loved working with the Men’s Section Director, the Legionaries, Consecrated, and Women’s Section leadership teams.

Alex is exceptionally grateful to the Legionaries, Consecrated, and many RC members who he’s journeyed shoulder to shoulder, growing his relationship with Christ and others along the way. He knows that there is only one way, that’s Christ’s Way, with others!