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  • International Congress "The mission of the ecclesial movements and new communities in formation and spreading of the faith".
  • Regnum Christi Encounter
  • Movement's encounter with the Holy Father at Pentecoste.

May 15 - 17, 2013, Rome

Pontifical Atheneum Regina Apostolorum


Theme: Springtime in the Church and action of the Spirit.






There will be simultaneous translatios to english, italian and spanish.


Wednesday, May 15

10:00 AM            General Audience with the Pope for the participants of the Congress.

6:00 PM               Previous meeting just for speakers and movement leaders. Brief exposition of the Movements and the New Evangelization by Fr. Pedro Barrajón, LC.

8:00                      Dinner with the community of the legionaries of Christ. (Just for speakers and movement leaders)

Thursday, May 16: International Congress "The mission of the ecclesial movements and new communities in formation and spreading of the faith"


8:30  Registration


Moderator: Fr. Gonzalo Miranda LC, Dean of the Faculty for Bioethics, APRA

9:00 AM         Welcome and general introduction by the rector of the Pontifical Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum in he 20th aniversary

9:15  Ecclesial Movements and new communities in the Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger's thought- S.E. Mons. Josef        Clemens.Secretary of the Pontifical Council for the Laity.

9:50                Canonical placement of the Movements - Fr. Gianfranco Ghirlanda SJ

10:20              Coffee Break

10:50              How do we spread the faith in an indifferent world? S.E. Mons. Ricardo Blázquez, Archbishop of Valladolid

11:30            Questions and answers

12:00                  Mass with S.E. Mons Vincenzo Paglia. President of the Pontificial Family Council.

13:00                   Lunch (not included in the ordinary registration fee, you can book in advance)


Round Table. Moderator: Marta Rodríguez, Director of the Institute for Higher Studies on Women, APRA

3:00                      Conference: How to Communicate the experience of a personal encounter with Christ to the World - Dott. Roberto Fontolan, Director of the international center of Communion and Liberation

3:30                      "That They All Be One", Faith in Christ as the key to unity - Mons. Piero Coda, President of the Sophia Academic Institute (IU - Sophia), Focolare Movement

4:20                      How to live faith in dialogue with other religions. Alberto Quattrucci, Responsabile per il dialogo interreligioso. Comunità di Sant’Egidio.

4:40                      The experience of faith in the charismatic renewal in the Holy Spirit, Salvatore Martinez, President of Renewal in the Spirit

5:00                      The experience of spreading the faith in the Neocatechumenal Way, Don Ezequiele Pasotti.

5:20                      Coffee Break

5:40                      Spreading the faith. Experiencies. (15 minutes per community):

Moderator: Antonio Gaspari

Community representatives: Emmanuel Community (Laurent Landete) Béatitudes (P. Henry Donneaud op), Community of San Juan (Fr. Thomas Joachim), Cellule Di Evangelizazzione (Don Pigi Perini Luigi), Mothers Prayers (Veronica Williams).

6:55                      Questions

7:00                      Dinner (not included in the ordinary registration fee, you can book in advance)

8:00                      For youth: Experience evangelizing: Night missionary in Trastevere. Led by: Fr. Nicola Tovagliari

8:30                      For Participants in the Congress: Eucharistic Hour with the community of the Legionaries of Christ

Friday, May 17: Regnum Christi Encounter

Theme: "Thy Kingdom Come!" Regnum Christi's mission in training and spreading the faith.

Moderator: Amalia Casado.

9:00 AM              Conferences. Introduction by the moderator

9:10 Thy Kingdom Come! Extending the Kingdom of Christ in the world and society - P. Sylvester Heereman, L.C., Vicar General of the Legionaries of Christ

9:30                   The mission of consecrated Regnum Christi - Viviana Limón, responsible of the consecrated women of Regnum Christi in Occtal. Europe

9:50                   The spiritual charism of Regnum Christi - Dr. Jorge Lopez, head of the Regnum Christi consecrated men

10:10                   Questions

10:30                   Coffee Break

10:50                   Why am I an apostle? Testimonies. Moderator: Aniello Merone.

Daniel Sada (Rector of the University of Vittoria Fco), Ida Giganti (Palermo RC coordinator) and Fernando Landeros (México Unido and Teletón Foundation's President)

11:50                  The spirituality and the apostolic charism of Regnum Christi. S.E.R. Cardinal Velasio De Paolis, Pontifical Delegate to the Regnum Christi Movement and the Legionaries of Christ.

12:30 PM            Mass, presided by S.E.R. Cardinal Velasio De Paolis.

Lunch (not included in the ordinary registration fee, you can book in advance)

3:30                      Roundtable: Best Practices in the formation and transmission of the faith. Apostolic experiences with Apostolate Directors.

Track 1: Youth apostolates: Sonia González, Br. John Yep LC (Sports leader), Arq. José Mateos (México), Lorenzo Calistri. Moderator: Mike Ortiz.

Track 2: Family: Hans-Peter and Lucia Houser (Fr. Michael Luxbacher LC) and Marta Rodríguez. Moderator: Fr. Michael Ryan LC

Track 3: Evangelization: Cristina Danel, Steve Auth (Lumen), Fr. Agustín de la Vega LC, Niccolò Manetti, Fr. Maurizio Gagliardini LC,  Moderator: Fr. Ignacio Sarre

Track 4: Universities  Fr. Paolo Scarafoni, Fr. Florencio Sanchez, Salvador Ortiz, Cristian Názer. Moderator: Miguel Pérez

5:00                      Break

5:30                      Roundtable: Best Practices

Track 1: Media: Mayra Novello (catholic.net), Jorge Mújica (blogger), Alberto Ramírez (Zenit), Chiara Lucifero (RC). Moderator: P. Nicola Tovagliari LC

Track 2: Vocation Promotion: Vocation Action Circle (Fr. Alejandro García LC) , vocation.com (Fr. Anthony Bannon LC), whynotpriest.org (Fr. Ranninger), P. Alberto Zanetti LC, Consecrated Woman. Moderator: Br. José Valencia LC.

Track 3: Works of Charity: Fernando Landeros (México Unido), Pablo Aledo (Altius), Pietro Matrisciano (Villaggio dei Ragazzi), Edoardo Genovese (angeli per un giorno. Moderator: Fr. Francisco Armengol.

Track 4: Schools: Diego de Robina, Sra. Nadine Salacz (San Benito Hungría), Fr. Manuel Aromir LC, Lourdes Zorrilla. Moderator: Cecilia Bayón.

7:00              Break

7:15 Closing panel discussion with Gloria Rodríguez, Fr. Sylvester Heereman, L.C., and Jorge López.

7:45             Buffet (included on the fee)


Saturday, May 18: Movement's encounter with the Holy Father.

18:00 Vigil of Pentecost with the Holy Father in St. Peter's Square. (access from 15 hrs)



Sunday, May, 19: Pentecoste.

10:00 Mass, presided by the Holy Father. (access from 7 hrs)