Regnum Christi members are being invited into a deeper understanding of the beautiful charism to which they have been called. In 2020 a virtual convention called Regnum Christi: Live the Mystery encouraged its participants to ponder how the mystery of Christ is made present through the charism of Regnum Christi. This convention was an opportunity to explore how to more fully live Christ’s mission through the specific charism that they, as Regnum Christi members, have been entrusted with, and included large group presentations, small group discussions and workshops, and interactive exchange. The content of this convention was made available in the Online Classroom as RCLIFE 102: Live the Mystery.
In 2021 a second convention was offered for all Regnum Christi members called Live the Mystery II: The Mystery of the Kingdom to experience the transformative power of the mystery of the Kingdom in such a way as to make it present in their own hearts, and in the hearts of all they encounter. The content of this convention is now available as this course, RCLIFE 103: Live the Mystery II.
The original concept for the Live the Mystery conventions was born as a result of an international Regnum Christi Identity project. The goal of each Live the Mystery convention is to bring particular aspects of the Regnum Christi charism into greater focus, and to provide an opportunity – through presentations, questions, and discussions – for Regnum Christi members from all vocations to explore this mystery, and to encounter Christ, his love, and his Kingdom, through the specific charism of Regnum Christi.
Donna Garrett is an Omaha, Nebraska native, and has been married to
her husband Jeff for over 33 years. She holds a BSN from the University of
Nebraska Medical Center and a Certificate in Biblical Studies from the
Omaha/Denver Biblical School and a Certificate in Spiritual Direction from
Divine Mercy University. She has worked as a motivational speaker and served as
a lay spiritual guide for over 15 years. Currently Donna directs the RC Life
Department and the RC Spirituality Center.
Fr. Jason Smith, L.C. was ordained at St. Mary Major in Rome on December 23, 2006. After ordination, he dedicated six years to youth work in the NY Tri-State region, running the Regnum Christi Mission Corps (a program for college-aged missionaries) and directing various high school ministries. He was also a spiritual director during the summer discernment programs for the Legionaries of Christ. Fr. Jason has also served as director of Regnum Christi in the NY Tri-State region and as parochial vicar at he historic Basilica of St. Patrick's Old Cathedral in lower Manhattan. He is currently the superior of the Legionary of Christ community in Michigan. He has a social media presence on Instagram @frjasonsmith
Fr. Robert Presutti, L.C. is a priest of the Legionaries of the Christ, ordained in Rome in December of 1998. Over the last 7 years, he has served in various positions at Divine Mercy University and prior to then in a variety of apostolates of the Legion and Regnum Christi: schools, universities, parishes, and formation centers. He is currently stationed in the Washington DC area and collaborates at Our Lady of Bethesda retreat center and Divine Mercy University.
Jacquie Lustig, C.R.C. has been a Consecrated Woman of Regnum Christi for 12 years, and loves her vocation! Born on a cattle ranch in Idaho and raised in big sky mountain country, Jacquie heard the call of God in 2009 and fell in love with Jesus before she knew it. After studying her degree in Religious and Pastoral Studies, she was sent to her first assignment in the Ohio Valley in 2013. She is passionate about unlocking the charism in the hearts of young people, and has loved every minute of her nine years working with ECYD girls.