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Seven Legionaries Make Perpetual Vows

Seven Legionary brothers from around the world made their final vows in the chapel of the Legion’s International College in Rome on June 29, the solemnity of Sts. Peter and Paul.

Fr. Eduardo Robles-Gil, LC, presided over the Eucharistic celebration with over 40 concelebrants, and received the brothrs’ final vows. Brs. Bernardo Siller, Juan Carlos Arias, Saúl Gutiérrez, Mario Rodríguez, Matthew Bender, Juan Pablo López and Miguel Esponda, LC, all made their final or perpetual vows. Br. Abraham Eo, LC, renewed his temporary vows.

Br. Bernardo Siller, LC, explained, “It was very special that the profession fell on the day of St. Peter and St. Paul, within the octave of the Sacred Heart. It can be said that it is a great synthesis of the spirituality of Regnum Christi: Launching apostolically in the service of the Church, founded on an intimate and experiential love of the Heart of Christ. I ask God and His Blessed Mother to always keep us there and to sow the seeds for this ‘second baptism’ to grow into for eternal life.”

Fr. Eduardo mentioned in the homily how faith in our Lord Jesus Christ, proclaimed by Saint Peter and Paul with their lives and martyrdoms, continues to cause the total surrender of lives to God. He said that we need a faith in Jesus Christ, Savior of the world, “for whom it is worth giving up all your life.” He continued, “It’s mysterious and it’s great, but God trusts us… God fully trusts you. He wraps you with his mantle, gives you his grace, gives you his protection and puts many people in your hands to open the Kingdom of heaven to them.”

Fr. Eduardo also invited the professees to watch and pray to face the temptations they will encutner ahead: “May the Lord free me from evil deeds, from my evil deeds. This is the greatest danger. We have it inside, our fragility accompanies us… Strength comes from God, only from God. We carry a treasure in earthen vessels, but the Lord protects us. ‘The Lord was by my side and gave me strength.’”

After the Eucharistic celebration, Br. Daniel Rodríguez, LC, who is studying philosophy in Rome and is the brother of Br. Mario Rodríguez, LC, who professed, commented: “Today I experienced once again how God demonstrates his love by seeing my brother reaffirming the ‘yes’ that 15 years ago he had said for the first time to follow him as a religious, and a future priest of the Legionaries of Christ. Just listen to Christ, leave the nets and follow him. He takes care of the rest.”

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You can read the original in Spanish on the Legionaries of Christ site.

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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!