Who we are
The Society of Apostolic Life “Consecrated Women of Regnum Christi” is a society of pontifical right, approved by the Holy See, with women who live the evangelical counsels within international communities.
Our identity integrates our consecration, the lay state and the charism of Regnum Christi. These elements constitute a way of life and of being present in and relating to the world.
Impelled by the Spirit, we feel sent to live our mission as signs of the Kingdom of Christ in the midst of the world through a deeply evangelical life that prophetically announces God’s word, and serves with humility and mercy.
We are part of Regnum Christi
Priests of the Congregation of the Legionaries of Christ, Consecrated Women and Lay Consecrated Men of Regnum Christi join with lay members, both single and married, who personally accept a vocation to live out their baptismal commitment within the world.
Our mission, like that of every baptized person and member of the Church, is to participate in Christ’s mission, who was sent by the Father to announce the Good News of the Kingdom, to reconcile man to God and to bring all things to himself.
The purpose of our particular Society is to give glory to God and make present the Kingdom of Christ in the heart of every person and in society, for the personal sanctification of each Consecrated Woman and through personal and communal apostolic work in forming apostles.
We live the same mission of Regnum Christi: to make present the mystery of Christ who goes out to people, reveals the love of his heart to them, gathers them together and forms them as apostles and Christian leaders, sends them out and accompanies them as they collaborate in the evangelization of people and of society.
Our spirituality is Christ-centered and born from an experience of the personal, real, passionate and faithful love of Christ. We fix our gaze upon the heart of Christ the King who came into this earth to establish his Kingdom among all people and in society, revealing the merciful love of his heart to others.
Christ reveals his Heart that burns with love, inviting us to love him and all that he loves. “The love of Christ impels us.” 2 Cor 5:14
Love for Christ and the Father who sends Him to redeem us
Love for the Blessed Virgin Mary
Love for the Church and the Pope
Love for humanity
Love for the spiritual family of Regnum Christi as a way to make present the Kingdom
Our formation is about transformation into Christ and adequate preparation to be apostles of the New Evangelization.
Our Way of Life
We pursue academic studies appropriate to the charism and mission of Regnum Christi, grounded in theology and religious sciences. We can then choose to do graduate studies or other courses in different disciplines that allow us to respond to the demands of evangelization in today’s world, according to each one’s personal gifts.
Formation extends throughout all our life. Ongoing formation is the constant process of transformation into Christ, allowing all the situations of life to shape and form us as women, Christians, and Consecrated Women of Regnum Christi.
On August 15, 1969, a group of young women joined Regnum Christi and dedicated a semester to better understand and discern God's call to this total commitment.
They felt called to live a total and exclusive consecration to God, according to the same spirituality, charism and mission of Regnum Christi.
The first school was founded in Barcelona in 1972, although it did not take off. The second, CECVAC in Monterrey, was founded in 1973.
In Dublin, a language academy for girls, Woodlands Academy, was founded as a boarding school.
On May 15, 2012, the pontifical delegate appointed the first general director and a provisional government of the Consecrated Women of Regnum Christi from among the Consecrated Women.
Our General Government
The current general government was elected by the General Assembly of the Consecrated Women of Regnum Christi, in February 2020 for a six-year term.
Nancy Nohrden was born in 1974 in the United States. She was consecrated in 1998 and has worked apostolically in Germany and the United States in Saint Louis, Missouri and Atlanta, Georgia. She holds a B.A. in Philosophy from Franciscan University of Steubenville and a B.A. in Education and Development from Universidad Anáhuac, as well as a B.A. in Religious Studies from the Ateneo Regina Apostolorum. She holds a master’s degree in Strategic Communication and Leadership from Spring Arbor University. She was appointed territorial director of the Consecrated Women in North America in 2012. She is currently the general director of the Consecrated Women of Regnum Christi since her election in 2020.
Elena was born in Spain in 1975. She studied Architecture at the Escola Técnica Superior de Arquitectura del Vallés before consecrating her life to God in 2001. She served apostolically in Madrid and Barcelona, Spain until 2015, when she was appointed territorial director of Consecrated Women in Brazil. She has a degree in Education and Development from the Universidad Anáhuac, and Religious Sciences from the Ateneo Regina Apostolorum. She is specialized in psycho-pedagogy from the Universidade do Oeste de Santa Catarina, and has a Master’s degree in spiritual accompaniment. Since 2020 she has been living in Rome as a general councilor and vicar for the Consecrated Women of Regnum Christi.
Eugenia was born in 1980 in Caracas, Venezuela and consecrated her life to God in 1999. She has served apostolically in Argentina, Mexico, Chile and France and moved to Rome in 2020. She holds a canonical licentiate in Spiritual Theology from the Centre Sevres, of the Society of Jesus and is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Spiritual Exercises at the Universidad de Comillas.
Africa was born in Spain in 1965. She began her studies in Law at the Universidad de Cádiz before she consecrated her life in God in 1985. She has served apostolically in Mexico, Chile, Argentina and Spain. She was territorial director of the Consecrated Women of Chile between 2012 and 2018. She has completed an advanced course in St. John of the Cross at the University of Mysticism, in Avila, Spain. After serving as a formator at the international Formation Center for Consecrated Women in Madrid, she moved to Rome as general councilor. She holds a degree in Education and Development from the Universidad Anáhuac, Religious Sciences from the Ateneo Regina Apostolorum and a Master’s Degree in Accompaniment from the Universidad Francisco de Vitoria.
Viviana was born in Mexico City in 1978. She studied Communication Sciences at the Universidad Anáhuac before consecrating her life to God in 2002. She did her formation in Madrid, Spain and then began her apostolic work in Montreux, Switzerland. In 2007, she moved to Paris, France and also served apostolically in Brussels, Belgium. In 2012, she was appointed territorial director of the Consecrated Women of Regnum Christi in Europe until she was elected general councilor in December 2013. She was re-elected as general councilor in 2020 and currently lives in Rome.
Jacinta was born in Dublin, Ireland in 1960 and was consecrated to God in 1979. She studied psychology at University College Dublin and received her degree in 1981. As a Consecrated Woman, she did her formation in Rome and began her apostolic work in the United States. Subsequently, she directed schools in Mexico City, Mexico; Vienna, Austria; and Seville, Spain. Jacinta was territorial director of the Consecrated Women of Regnum Christi in the territory of Central and Western Europe from 2014 to 2020, when she was elected as general councilor and moved to Rome
Constitutions of the Society of Apostolic Life, Consecrated Women of Regnum Christi
(Constituciones de la SVA CRC)
Rule of Life of the Society of Apostolic Life, Consecrated Women of Regnum Christi
(Reglamento de la SVA CRC)
“We seek to give glory to God and make the Kingdom of Christ present in the hearts of all people and in society, by our sanctification in the state and condition of life to which God has called us, and through personal and communal apostolic action.”
Members of the Regnum Christi
Regnum Christi (Latin for “Kingdom of Christ”) is a spiritual family in the Catholic Church comprised of four vocations: Legionaries of Christ (the priestly congregation), Consecrated Women of Regnum Christi, Lay Consecrated Men of Regnum Christi and Lay Members of Regnum Christi. Regnum Christi has a Christ-Centered spirituality that is lived together in communion with all members (all four vocations), in union with the whole Church, and through a mission to build the kingdom of Christ. Each member personally accepts a vocation to live fully their baptismal commitment in the midst of the temporal world. Priests, deacons and diocesan seminarians can also join Regnum Christi and participate in its spirituality.
General Directive College of Regnum Christi
The General Directive College of Regnum Christi is made up of the general directors of the Legionaries of Christ, the Consecrated Women of Regnum Christi and the Lay Consecrated Men of Regnum Christi. The college oversees the apostolate and administration of Regnum Christi, while safeguarding the charism and advancing the common mission of all Regnum Christi members.
They bring, by their religious consecration, the witness of their dedication to Jesus Christ and their full availability for the realization of the common mission.
Regnum Christi is a reality of the Catholic Church, a spiritual family and an apostolic body.
They live the mystery of Christ, consecrated to the Father and close to his brothers and sisters.