Regnum Christi


A Charism is a gift from God and a specific way that he calls a person or a group to live the spirituality, communion, and mission that comes from a mystery of Jesus’ life.

Regnum Christi is Latin for “the Kingdom of Christ.” Christ is the Kingdom of God incarnate, and he invites Regnum Christi to the mission of making him present here and now in the hearts of all people and in the world around us: he invites us to be his apostles.


Jesus seeks us out to meet us where we are, brings us together as a community, reveals the love of his heart to us, forms us as apostles, and invites us to go out with him to evangelize so that he may reign in the hearts of all people and in the world around us.

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Living the Regnum Christi Charism as a community

In Regnum Christi, Jesus Christ calls each person, together with others of different vocations– Legionaries of Christ, Consecrated Women, Lay Consecrated Men, and lay members – to the mission of making his kingdom present in the hearts of the people around us and in today’s society. He calls us to be a community of apostles.

Our Spirituality

Regnum Christi’s charism, like all charisms in the Church, is rooted in a mystery from Christ’s life which inspires a unique spirituality. Our spirituality is centered above all on Jesus Christ and born from experiencing his love. We seek to respond to our Friend and Lord with a personal, real, passionate, and faithful love.

Our Mission

To fulfill our mission, we seek to make present the mystery of Christ who goes out to people, reveals the love of his heart to them, gathers them together and forms them as apostles and Christian leaders, sends them out and accompanies them as they collaborate in the evangelization of people and of society (SRCF 8).


The Kingdom of God is a gift and we cannot build it with our own efforts alone. Communion with Christ and his grace precede and accompany all of Regnum Christi’s apostolic action. In Regnum Christi, there are principles that spring from the charism and guide our work of evangelization (SRCF 9, 31-39).

Our Shared Charism makes us a Spiritual Family & an Apostolic Body: a Community of Apostles.

As a pontifically approved Federation in the Catholic Church, we have a structure and a charism that give rise to a way of discerning and living the mission in communion among the different vocations that make up Regnum Christi.


The way Regnum Christi members live the charism unfolds in 5 aspects of life: the spiritual life, formation, accompaniment, apostolate, and team life. 

A charism is something dynamic, something that lives in hearts of the people who receive it from God, and unfolds in a way of living the spirituality and mission.

What mystery in Christ’s life does the RC Charism come from?

Every charism springs from a mystery in the life of Christ, from contemplating him and from living that mystery.

A charism is something dynamic, something that lives in hearts of the people who receive it from God, and unfolds in a way of living the spirituality and mission.

Essays on the Regnum Christi Charism

The essays available here reflect on the charism according to the Regnum Christi Statutes and the mystery of Christ’s life which gives rise to the Regnum Christi identity.

How do I know if God is calling me to Regnum Christi?

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The Regnum Christi Identity

according to the Statutes of the Regnum Christi Federation
An essay that reflects on what it means to live a mystery of the life of Christ and make it present in the world, and about the particular mystery in Christ’s life that the Regnum Christi identity springs from. A resource to help us to go deeper in understanding the charism while praying with the Word of God.

Live the Mystery of the Kingdom

Make it Present in Your Heart, in Other People's Hearts, and in Society
A second essay that continues on from The Regnum Christi Identity and focuses more specifically on the mission of making the Kingdom present in one’s own life, in the hearts of others, and in society. It includes workshops and questions for reflection that help us understand how to live this mystery concretely.

Contemplative & Evangelizing

Apostles of the Kingdom with the Heart of Christ
This essay addresses a charismatic trait in all Regnum Christi members, being “contemplative and evangelizing” (SRCF 20). This duality is not just one particular characteristic of the way a Regnum Christi member lives and acts among many others. It is a vital attitude that permits us to know, love, and follow Christ the Apostle and allow him to transform us.

The Pledge of Friendship with Christ and each Other

ECYD: The Regnum Christi Charism Lived by Adolescents
In Regnum Christi, we have always considered ECYD to be a part of our spiritual family. This essay, then, is directed to all of us – those who have had contact with ECYD and those who have not or had it a long time ago – to all who want to find light in the mystery of Jesus Christ who comes out to meet us and invites us to live as his friends and apostles. In the following pages, we share the thoughts of the different territories five years after the publication of the ECYD Statutes.

The Encounter with Christ in the Life of Regnum Christi

Identity, Foundation, and Dynamic
An essay that seeks to encourage the renewed practice of the Encounter with Christ by going deeper into its essence and offering principles that allow it to be adapted to each team’s circumstances. It develops the following themes: the place of this activity in the life of Regnum Christi, its historical development and its relationship to the charism, its Biblical roots, the internal dynamic of the Encounter with Christ, and the meaning of its parts.

Married Life in Regnum Christi

Making the Kingdom Present
This essay looks at how the Regnum Christi Charism lis lived in marriage. It has three parts: a reflection on the sacrament of marriage, an exploration of the relationship between the sacrament of marriage and the charism of Regnum Christi and how the two are lived together, and practical guidelines on the relationship between marriage and the way of life proposed by Regnum Christi.

Parables of the Kingdom

as Criteria for Discernment
In Jesus’ teachings, we find discourses, sayings, and parables. They are a compass for us as Christians, and especially as Regnum Christi members. They show the path and the direction for making our decisions. Living the Gospel message of the Kingdom of God lets us make the Kingdom present: by incorporating it into our lives, that Kingdom continues to have a presence in and an effect on the world today.In this essay, we will focus on the parables of the Kingdom as criteria for discerning our Christian and apostolic lifestyle in light of the proclamation of the Kingdom. While it is true that the central proclamation of the Kingdom is contained in Matthew’s “Sermon on the Mount” (Mt 5-7) and Luke’s “Sermon on the Plain” (Lk 6:20-49), the parables of the Kingdom themselves are key to understanding whether we are living our life and mission according to the demands of the Kingdom that Jesus himself proclaimed and lived.

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The Formation of the Apostle of the Kingdom

Formative Guidelines for the Lay Members of Regnum Christi
For lay members of Regnum Christi, living the mission means making present the mystery of Christ, the Kingdom incarnate.  Their formation is deeply intertwined with this mission. This new essay from the General Directorate's Area of Life and Mission is an effort to express the richness of the formative experience in Regnum Christi and the ever deeper and renewed understanding of our charism and spirituality as it is applied to the lay vocation in Regnum Christi.

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Alex Kucera


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!