Welcome to Mission, the electronic newsletter for members and friends of Regnum Christi and the Legion of Christ. Fr John Bartunek LC has created some new resources to help you grow in your faith, as you’ll discover below. And remember that you can always find great spiritual materials at the Regnum Christi Spirituality Center.
When was the last time you stepped outside just to enjoy the sights, sounds, and fragrant scents of summer? We look forward to summer and its longer days as a time to relax, yet we toil and sweat outside under the summer sun. With all the demands of a busy (sometimes over-scheduled) life, we often don’t give ourselves time to be in harmony with nature.
Go! 30 Meditations on How Best to Love Your Neighbor as Yourself
Every Catholic is a missionary, but we’re not all called to travel far from home to serve others. You can live out the missionary dimension of your Christian vocation right now! In Go! 30 Meditations on How Best to Love Your Neighbor as Yourself, Fr John Bartunek combines Bible passages & Church teaching with practical advice that you can apply to your daily life. Throughout the book, he clarifies commonly misunderstood terms like mission, apostolate, evangelization, & new evangelization..
Fr. Andreas Kramarz, LC: The Power and Value of Music
Nobody doubts that music has a special, somewhat mysterious power. Less clear is how we can evaluate that power. What makes music good or bad? Are there objective criteria for such a distinction? What impact can or should music have on individuals and on society as a whole? And: what are the factors responsible for the effect of music?
Homily | Closing of the Jubilee Year for the 75th anniversary
On June 3, 2016, the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart, the Jubilee Year for the 75th anniversary of our founding came to an end, as did the International Convention of Regnum Christi in Rome. Our General Director prepared the homily published below. (Readings: Ezek 34:11-16; Ps 22; Rom 5:5-11; Lk 15:3-7)
We all have a bit of the Samaritan woman in us (Jn 4). The Son of God came right up to her and had a prolonged conversation with her at the well outside her town, and she didn’t even realize who it was. What’s worse, she was rather snooty. Christ told her, “If only you knew the gift of God and who it is who is asking you! (Jn 4:10)” If only we knew the gift of God!
Having been the guest at the table of hundreds of family dinners, I have generally observed that the eyes of a mom tend to be analytical and critical of their daughters behavior, and more admiring of their sons. As a spiritual director for women over the years, the greatest struggle most women face is precisely their relationship with their teen-age or college aged daughters…causing some to break down in tears in my office.