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Regnum Christi “Crossfit Camp” Builds Spiritual Strength

“If we want to lead someone, we have to first lead ourselves,” Father Georg Rota, LC, said as he began his talk on leadership to the young men present. “To do that, we need to identify our strengths and weaknesses, accept them, and make the most of them. Our society needs real men: men who can find their vocation, live it and inspire others for the good. Men who lead and bring others along through their example. ”

A total of 21 young men met at the end of November in the novitiate of the Legionaries of Christ in Neuötting-Alzgern.  The weekend’s program included three sessions of cross fit. Cross fit is a physical training method that combines weight lifting, sprinting, body-weight exercises and gymnastics. The goal is to develop in different fitness disciplines: stamina, strength, agility, speed, skill, balance, coordination and accuracy.

The spiritual fitness program also included prayer together, the Holy Mass and Eucharistic Adoration.  In addition, team workshops motivated the young men to think about their goals in life, and gave valuable formation on how they can be realized in everyday life.

In the breaks and during meals, the participants spent time with the novices. On the Feast of Christ the King, they joined many other Regnum Christi members to participate in the celebration in Bergen, Germany.

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15 Ways to Connect to Christ and Your Mission in 2019

Looking for ways to be connected to Christ, great formation and missionary resources?  Here are some digital and real-life tools that will help you stay in touch with the Church and navigate your spiritual and apostolic life in 2019!

Be Connected to Christ

Regnum Christi Daily Mediations: A meditation on the day’s Gospel by a Legionary priest.  These meditations are in written and pod-cast form. You can subscribe to have them show up in your inbox every morning.

The Regnum Christi Prayer Book, now available for free online and accessible by computer, phone or tablet.  It includes prayers for all of the moments when Catholics are traditionally encouraged to step back from their daily activity and spend some time with God; including morning prayers, the Rosary, the Stations of the Cross, Eucharistic Hour prayers, preparation for the Sacrament of Reconciliation, night prayers, and many others.

The Better Part: A Christ-Centred Resource for Personal Prayer App(and book) by Fr. John Bartunek, LC – a resource that can be used as a daily meditation, set up according to the liturgical calendar, or that can be read and reflected on in the order presented in the Gospels.

Magnificat App (and monthly prayer book): A beautiful resource with morning, evening, and night prayers inspired by the Liturgy of the Hours; readings and prayers of each daily Mass; daily meditations drawn from the best writings of the Church Fathers as well as recent spiritual masters; and essays on the lives of the saints from yesterday and today.

Retreat Guides from the RC Spirituality Center offer around 50 different do-it-yourself retreats available in video format, audio, PDF download, and as a booklet. You can watch, listen, or read it. Use individually or as a group. Each Retreat Guide includes five elements: an introduction, two meditation-starters, a conference, and a personal questionnaire.

A retreat is a beautiful way to move forward in your spiritual life. For Legionaries and consecrated members of Regnum Christi, a retreat often lasts eight to 30 days. For lay members of Regnum Christi, retreats are normally offered over a weekend, or sometimes in a shortened format for a day or evening. There are also 6 day retreats available for those who want to do deeper in their retreat experience.  In nearly all cases, the structure of the retreat follows the Ignatian Spiritual Exercises.

 

Be Connected to the Church

Vatican News: The Vatican has a newsletter you can subscribe to here. It will keep you connected with “updates on the Pope, the Vatican and the Church in the World.”

Click To Pray is the official app of the Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network. Connect yourself with thousands of people who pray every day for the challenges of humanity and for the mission of the Church as the Pope proposes in his monthly prayer intentions.

 

Be Connected to Regnum Christi

RC This Week is a weekly newsletter that showcases current news stories and blogs from around the territory.  The spirituality, communion and mission sections contain articles written by Movement members from all branches. It’s an excellent way to get inspired in your spiritual life, get to know your spiritual family, and get inspired for the mission you are called to!

Mission is a monthly newsletter that curates the best of the past months news and resources and presents them in a way that  nourishes members and friends of the Movement alike.

 

Be Connected to Formation

The Online Classroom of the RC Spirituality Center offers excellent intellectual formation designed for you to progress through at your own pace. Each course will offer insights and skills to help you live the life and mission God is calling you to.

Formed.org offers thousands of Catholic movies, video programs, audio and e-books with solid high-quality Catholic formation. Many parishes offer their parishioners a free subscription.

 

Be Connected to the Mission

Mission Youth Missions are an impactful way to reach people who need to experience the love of Christ and the assistance of their brothers and sisters in the Church.  The range of missions is vast- from international, to local, to Holy Week missions. There are missions for families, for men, for women, amd for youth.

Catholic World Mission works to spread the message of the Church and rebuild communities worldwide. We are the hands, feet, and eyes of Christ to impoverished children and families. We are passionate about our work for the physically, spiritually, and intellectually poor. We support the work of priests, religious, missionaries, and lay people working to make a difference in the lives of others, materially and spiritually.

Regnum Christi invites those with a desire to be a missionary in their own daily lives to get involved with its programs which are designed to bring people together, form them as apostles, and launch them in the unique mission God has for each person. There are programs of evangelization for all ages and stages, with groups and activities in most areas of North America.

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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!