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For several years, some Consecrated Women of Regnum Christi have been experiencing a possible call to live the charism of Regnum Christi within a contemplative lifestyle.

The 2020 General Assembly of Consecrated Women of Regnum Christi acknowledged these desires, leaving the task to their general government to “reopen the discernment of a contemplative branch within Regnum Christi, involving those Consecrated Women who continue to express this restlessness” and to present the conclusions at the next general assembly in 2026.

Nancy Nohrden, general director for the Consecrated Women of Regnum Christi, invited those Consecrated Women interested in participating in this discernment process to begin a journey together, where they shared their initial thoughts. A commission was formed, which proposed to have two experiences of contemplative life lived as a group, so as to favor prayer, reflection and community discernment. The first experience was held in the summer of 2022 in Rignano, Florence (Italy). Thirteen Consecrated Women participated and lived together this community discernment, in a climate of prayer, formation on contemplative life in the Church, exploring more deeply their understanding of this way of life.

The second experience, which will last two years, is scheduled to begin on September 19, 2023. Between seven to ten Consecrated Women will participate. This lived experience is exclusively reserved for Consecrated Women of Regnum Christi who, from the beginning, have been an active part in this discernment process.

With the permission of the Bishop of Zamora, Nancy Nohrden, has established the community of Domus Marie de Santa Maria de la Montaña, in the Cultural Center located in Cotija de la Paz, Michoacan. The community will report directly to the general director, through Eugenia Alvarez, as her delegate.

During the next two years, the Consecrated Women who form this community will seek to express with their lives what they feel called to, and together with the general government, will live an indepth process of personal, community and institutional discernment.

Their experience of this particular call is that they remain united to the charism of Regnum Christi, which in itself, is profoundly contemplative and evangelizing in all its’ vocations and states of life.

We entrust this discernment and each of the Consecrated Women who will participate, to the Heart of Christ.