The Consecrated Women of Regnum Christi, are an approved Society of Apostolic Life of Pontifical Right founded in 1969. Having personally experienced Christ’s love in their hearts, they respond to His call through total consecration to Him by professing private vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience. Their fraternal life is rooted in, and aspires to reflect the love of the Holy Trinity, and they live out their spirituality and mission in vibrant international communities. Their lay consecration means they seek to be “in the world but not of the world.” They dedicate themselves entirely to evangelization, accompanying and forming others to become apostles of Christ’s Kingdom, according to the Regnum Christi charism.
The first groups of Lay Members of Regnum Christi began in 1968, through the invitation, formation, and direction of the priestly congregation, the Legionaries of Christ, who were founded in 1941. These men and women shared one charism, one spirit and one mission, lived out in their state of life. Aware of their baptismal vocation to holiness and apostolate, they felt called to be Christian leaders and form others at the service of Jesus Christ, the Church, and society.
New forms of consecration arose in the heart of Regnum Christi where lay men and women offered their lives to God to follow Christ freely and totally by embracing the evangelical counsels of poverty, chastity, and obedience.
Thus, the first three women responded to this call, consecrating their lives to God within Regnum Christi. They began their formation in Ireland and were joined by another 2 women during that year. Over time, they grew and now have around 500 Consecrated Women of Regnum Christi in 50 communities around the world.
On November 27, 2018, the Solemnity of Christ the King, in Rome, Archbishop José Rodríguez Carballo, O.F.M., secretary of the Congregation for the Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life (CIVCSVA), presented the Consecrated Women of Regnum Christi and the Lay Consecrated Men of Regnum Christi with decrees to canonically establish them as societies of apostolic life of pontifical right. They celebrate the 50th year of their founding on December 8, 2019.
Over 50 communities in the world.
There are 9 communities in the USA.
Nancy Nohrden is the General Director.
CONSECRATED IN ATLANTA
The Consecrated Women in Atlanta have a community located in Cumming, GA. Each local community is titled as the Domus Mariae – which means ‘Heart of Mary’. Under the guidance of a local director, they unite in personal and community prayer and help each other seek holiness and imitate Christ.
The Territorial Directorate community of the Consecrated Women is also located here.
(2 CORINTHIANS 5:14) …The Love of Christ Impels Us.
These Consecrated Women serve in a variety of ways in the Atlanta local area in education, communication, youth, and pastoral work, and missions. They work with adults, married couples, young adults, and youth.
Several Consecrated Women also serve at Pinecrest Academy in Cumming, GA and work as formation instructors at both the Lower and Upper Schools. They also participate in and organize different events throughout the school year. They also have a presence at Holy Spirit Preparatory School which is located in the suburbs of Atlanta where they serve in the same capacity.
The Consecrated Women also provide pastoral and personal support to many young adults in the area and work at several local colleges such as Georgia Tech and the University of Georgia.
They are also instrumental in leading retreats along with the Legionaries of Christ for the RC sections. Their leadership with the local youth provides a solid foundation and direction for annual events. Local missions also rely heavily on the participation and support of the Consecrated Women.