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Women’s retreat on the Kingdom of Christ with Regnum Christi and Fr. Mitchell, L.C.

WAVERLY (SNR) - A Regnum Christi retreat will be held for women Oct. 3-5 at Our Lady of Good Counsel Retreat House near Waverly.

Regnum Christi, the Kingdom of Christ, is an apostolic movement of men and women who love Jesus Christ and, therefore, what He loves: His Church and souls. Members commit to live out their baptismal call to holiness and to engage in apostolic action, to establish the Kingdom of Christ in every person and in society.

Regnum Christi members seek to evangelize culture, building a civilization of justice and love, by forming apostles who can exercise greater Christian leadership and influence others. Members seek first to make Christ reign in their own lives and then in the lives of those around them, always in communion with bishops and local clergy.

The goal of the Regnum Christi retreat is to bring God’s love to the retreatants, inspiring them to fall in love with Jesus Christ, especially through prayer and the sacramental life, helping them come to know better the truths of the Catholic Faith and inviting them to participate actively in the evangelization of culture and society. Be awakened to discover your mission in life and in the Church.

The Oct. 3-5 Regnum Christi retreat will be presented by Father Michael Mitchell, L.C., ordained to the Legionaries of Christ in 2011. He works in Chicago as the vocation director for their community as well as chaplain for Mission Youth; he spends much of his time guiding young adult Missionaries in working with the poorest of the poor in Haiti and Mexico.

The weekend retreat is open to all women, including those who are not familiar with the Regnum Christi movement.

Our Lady of Good Counsel Retreat House, situated on a spacious acreage near Waverly, includes 50 single rooms, each with a private bath. Each retreat includes meditations by the retreat master, and opportunities for silence, prayer, Adoration and the sacraments. Retreats typically begin with a rosary and Mass at 8 p.m. on Friday, and end with Mass on Sunday, followed by lunch.

Other upcoming retreats include “Mary and the Laity’s Call to Holiness,” a weekend retreat for men and women with Father Jeremy Hazuka Oct. 10-12; “Catholic Discipleship,” a men’s day of reflection with Bishop James Conley Oct. 25; and “Saints Yesterday and Today,” a weekend retreat for men and women with Father Thomas Dunavan Oct. 31-Nov. 2. To register online and see the full schedule of retreats, visit www.goodcounselretreat.com.

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