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Announcement of All Delegates to the 2024 General Convention

From April 29 to May 4, the first Ordinary General Convention of the Regnum Christi Federation will be held in Rome , an event that will bring together delegates representing all the vocations that make up this spiritual family and apostolic body.

The purpose of the General Convention is to discern together God’s will for Regnum Christi in the next six years, based on the reality of the world to which we are sent and the charism we have received.

To prepare for this meeting, a path of apostolic discernment is being followed. It began with the involvement of the greatest possible number of members of Regnum Christi, through discussions in the Encounters with Christ, which are one of the means of seeing reality with the perspective of apostles of the Kingdom.

The process is based on three key elements: walking together, discerning, and being apostles.

  1. Walking together means rising, listening to God’s call to make His Kingdom present, and maturing responses together.
  2. Discernment involves reading reality, listening to the voice of God in events, in people, and in one’s own heart, and seeing, judging, and acting from the gift of charism.
  3. Being an apostle means living with renewed awareness that it is Jesus Christ who sends us out and that our mission to make the Kingdom present is a participation in his own mission.

The questions that will guide the General Convention on this path of apostolic discernment are:

  1. How do we see the world that God sends us out into today and how are we called to live?
  2. What is God calling us to in the next 6 years?
  3. How can we respond as a spiritual family and apostolic body?

The General Convention will be a space for listening to each other and the Holy Spirit, to walk together and each one according to his or her vocation, and to display the charisma and concrete experience of our mission in today’s world.

In a letter dated January 29th, 2024, the General Directive College shared the following list of participants of the General Convention, and invited all members of Regnum Christi to join in prayer so that this time will be an opportunity to look together at the world and give renewed impetus to the mission we share as apostles of the Kingdom, from the Heart of Christ and our charism.


Ex-officio Delegates

The general directors of the federated institutions:

  • Father John Connor, LC
  • Nancy Nohrden
  • Felix Gomez Rueda

The Vicar General and another general counselor of the Legionaries of Christ, the Consecrated Women and the Lay Consecrated Men:

  • Father Hernán Jiménez, LC
  • Father Rafael Ducci, LC
  • Elena Bartolome
  • Viviana Limón
  • Cristian Nazer
  • Bernardo Perez

The lay members of the General Plenary Council:

  • Francisco Gamez (Venezuela)
  • Alvaro Abellan (Spain)
  • José Antonio Lebrija (Mexico and Central America)
  • Carmen Fernandez (Spain)
  • Kerrie Rivard (North America)
  • David Zarate (Northern Mexico)

The general administrator of the Federation: Father Luis Manuel Gutiérrez, LC

The general secretary of the Federation: Gina Chávez

The territorial directors of the Legionaries of Christ, the Consecrated Women, and the Lay Consecrated Men:

  • Father Alberto Simán, LC (Mexico and Central America)
  • Father Carlos Gutiérrez, LC (Northern Mexico)
  • Father Carlos Ortíz, LC (Col-Ven-Ecuador)
  • Father André Delvaux, LC (Brazil)
  • Father Gabriel Bárcena, LC (Chile-Arg)
  • Father Shawn Aaron, LC (North American Territory)
  • Father Valentin Gögele, LC (Central and Western Europe)
  • Father Savio Zanetta, LC (Italy)
  • Father Francisco Javier Cereceda, LC (Spain)
  • Kathleen Murphy (North American Territory)
  • Mónica Aguirre (Northern Mexico)
  • Lorenza Sanromán (Mexico and Central America)
  • Gabriela Garza (Col-Ven)
  • Bernardita García (Chile)
  • Kate O’Connor (Brazil)
  • Beatriz Rivera (Spain)
  • Mariana Ibañez (Central and Western Europe)

Elected Delegates

Legionaries of Christ

  • Father Cleomar Ferronato, LC (Brazil)
  • Father Jesús Osvaldo Verdín Pérez, LC (Brazil)
  • Father David Daly, LC (Rome Delegation)
  • Father Andreas Schöggl, LC (Rome Delegation)
  • Father Ignacio Sarre, LC (Rome Delegation)
  • Father Gabriel Ramón Sotres, LC (Rome Delegation)
  • Father Juan Carlos Quintero, LC (Col-Ven-Ecuador)
  • Father César Pérez, LC (Col-Ven-Ecuador)
  • Father Francisco Javier Caballero, LC (Chile-Arg)
  • Father Florencio Sánchez, LC (Spain)
  • Father Manuel Salord, LC (Spain)
  • Father Sylvester Heereman, LC (Central and Western Europe)
  • Father George Elsbett, LC (Central and Western Europe)
  • Father Miguel Cavallé, LC (Italy)
  • Father Riccardo Garzari, LC (Italy)
  • Father Pablo Solís, LC (Mexico and Central America)
  • Father Luis Garza, LC (Mexico and Central America)
  • Father Eduardo Robles-Gil, LC (Mexico and Central America)
  • Father José María Martínez, LC (Mexico and Central America)
  • Father Evaristo Sada, LC (Mexico and Central America)
  • Father Adolfo Güémez, LC (Northern Mexico)
  • Father Gabriel Abascal, LC (Northern Mexico)
  • Father Miguel Viso, LC (Northern Mexico)
  • Father Julio Muñoz, LC (Northern Mexico)
  • Father John Bartunek, LC (North American Territory)
  • Father Lino Otero, LC (North American Territory)
  • Father Juan Pablo Durán, LC (North American Territory)
  • Father Bruce Wren, LC (North American Territory)

Consecrated Women

  • Eva Ma. Leal García (Brazil)
  • Elena Olazábal Magdalena (Chile)
  • Irene Alemany Herrera (Col-Ven)
  • Cecilia Ruiloba Castelazo (Spain)
  • Esther García Zaldívar (Spain)
  • Amelie Marie Laurence Perroy (Europe)
  • Perla González de la Fuente (Mexico)
  • Teresa Vázquez Rivera (Mexico)
  • Margarita López Romo (Northern Mexico)
  • Carmen Ramírez Gómez (Northern Mexico)
  • Maria Jean Knuth (North America)
  • Helen Rose Yalbir (North America)
  • María del Carmen Ávila (Headquarters and delegation of the DG CRC)

Lay Consecrated Men

  • Emilio Martínez (toto orbe terrarum)

Lay Members

  • Paloma Domínguez Carrasco (Spain)
  • Rafael Sáenz from Santa María Pombo (Spain)
  • Atala Alba Barba (Northern Mexico)
  • Zacarías Dieck Vega (Northern Mexico)
  • Andrés Villaseñor Urrea (Northern Mexico)
  • Daniela Boech Santos (Northern Mexico)
  • Emilio Allande Berrueta (Northern Mexico)
  • Alejandro Álvarez López (Northern Mexico)
  • Álvaro Carranque (Col-Ven-Ecuador)
  • Cristina Regueira (Col-Ven-Ecuador)
  • Andrea Heck (Central and Western Europe)
  • Grzegorz Cempla (Central and Western Europe)
  • Andrés Jiménez (Mexico and Central America)
  • Ana María Bravo de Simán (Mexico and Central America)
  • Ana Paul O’Neill García (Mexico and Central America)
  • Enrique Pérez Ocejo (Mexico and Central America)
  • Guillermo Narro (Mexico and Central America)
  • Juan Andrés Lam (Mexico and Central America)
  • Patricia Delfín (Mexico and Central America)
  • Teresa Alarcón (Mexico and Central America)
  • Maria Fioretta Bini Smaghi (Italy)
  • Donna Garrett (North America)
  • Andrew Rawicki (North America)
  • Cathie Zentner (North America)
  • Horacio Gómez (North America)
  • Anthony Frese (North America)
  • Monica Etchebarne (Chile-Arg)
  • Lucas Swett Hederra (Chile-Arg)
  • Pedro Kropf (Brazil)
  • Jerusa Slomp (Brazil)

Non-voting Participants

The general councilors of the Legionaries of Christ, the Consecrated Women and the Lay Consecrated Men who do not participate ex-officio nor have been elected as delegates, participate in the General Convention with voice but without vote:

  • Father Michael Brisson, LC
  • Father Gerardo Flores, LC
  • Father Jesus Villagrasa, LC
  • Father Pedro Barrajón, LC
  • Eugenia Alvarez
  • Africa Pemán
  • Jacinta Curran
  • Fernando Rincon
  • Javier Bendek
  • Guillermo Campillo

Representing the diverse realities of Regnum Christi, the following have been invited with voice without vote:

  • José Mata, President of the General Assembly of the International Network of Regnum Christi Universities (RIU)
  • Elena Bustillos, President of the General Assembly of the Regnum Christi Schools Network
  • Pablo Aledo, General Director of Altius Foundation
  • Daniel Bizzo, Lay Consecrated Man in temporary vows