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Regnum Christi Helping after Guatemala’s Volcanic Eruption

On Sunday, June 3, the volcano of fire, located in the interior of the Republic of Guatemala, erupted, generating constant lava and rock flows, affecting the different communities located near the base of the Volcano. This natural disaster left thousands of families homeless, more than 60 dead and a number of missing people, leaving, according to the media, more than a million affected. 

“The Regnum Christi family of Guatemala is in solidarity with the victims of the volcano and united in prayer and support, through the different apostolates, we will continue with the cause,” said a Regnum Christi member. 

During that week, the apostolates: Christ of the Street, Disciples by RC (recently covered),  Soñar Despierto (Dreaming Wide-awake, usually called “Angel for a Day” in English),  Mission Youth and Mission Family  and the sections of men and women collected food and materials that were subsequently delivered to the various shelters and rescuers.  Additionally, the  “Mercy Cup”  apostolate held a football cup whose funds went directly to buy materials needed by rescuers. 

Once the donations were collected on June 10, 38 members of the young men and young women’s sections, together with the apostolates of Soñar Despierto and Mission Youth and Mission Family, and under the company of Fr. Oscar Cabell, LC, and Br. Jorge Mora, LC, brought them to the collection centers and shelters located in the department of Escuintla. 

“We had the opportunity to speak with  the bishop of Escuintla, Víctor Hugo Palma. In this meeting, we all truly experienced one of the 5 loves of the Movement, that is the love of the Church,” said Edgar Tórtola, a member of the young men’s section. 

The young men and women offered their support in the collection centers, classifying all the donations to facilitate the distribution of food, while the Soñar Despierto team dedicated itself to carrying out activities with the children who were victims of the volcano. 

Fr. Oscar Cabello, LC and Br. Jorge Mora, LC offered spiritual accompaniment to the victims. 

In addition to the support of the apostolates, Oscar Sotoj, Fulltime Missionary  (ETC), member of Regnum Christi and volunteer firefighter, worked with his son in rescue efforts after the volcano. (Mr. Sotoj gave his testimony here.) 

The young people had the opportunity to live with Oscar and his family, who was given a donation of 42 pairs of boots, new uniforms for firefighters, and other items. 

“We are proud to have someone from our RC family as a rescuer in these times so critical for our country,” said one of the youth. 

As of mid-July, collection, visits to shelters, and prayer chains for all victims and rescuers continue. 

Taken from the international Regnum Christi site in Spanish. 

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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!