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Regnum Christi Houston Men

Regnum Christi is a call from God to live and help others live a Christ-centered life in a self-centered world. It is a gift from the Church to help us live our lifes mission to the full. It is a concrete way to respond to the Popes urgent call for a new evangelization of the world.

We are an international movement of Catholics with 70,000 members in 45 countries, both lay and clergy, living out the Regnum Christi vocation to be modern-day missionaries. Like the first Christians, we endeavor to bring others to Christ and his Church.
The Men of the Houston Section build teams of mission-centered Catholics who seek effective ways to love Christ, serve others, and build the Church.   Some of the means we use to spread Christ's Kingdom can be explored by visiting the buttons at the right hand side of this page.
 

Men's Spiritual Exercises

 

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Do you want to grow in your relationship with Jesus? We offer a silent weekend retreat for men based on the spiritual exercises of Saint Ignatius. Come encounter the love of Christ through prayer, Scripture, and the Sacraments, and let him renew your heart!

 

This retreat offers:   

  • A weekend of spiritual renewal
  • Opportunity for confession and spiritual direction
  • Practical ways to connect faith and daily life
  • Directed by the Legionaries of Christ   

 

See the EVENTS page or CONTACT US for more information.

 

Recommended Books for Spiritual Reading

Secrets of the Interior Life” by Martinez, Sophia Institute Press (mostly practical and profound insights into living the life of theological faith - excellent)

Divine Intimacy” – Fr. Gabriel of St. Mary Magdelene – Tan Books (meditations for every day of the year incorporating spiritual formation into the texts – extremely helpful.

Holiness for Beginners” – van Zeller – Sophia (easy to understand principles of holiness)

Inner Strength of Active Apostles” – Chautard (relationship of prayer and grace to apostolate) St Pius X’s bedside book.

Abandonment to Divine Providence” – Caussade – Image books (all about trust in divine Providence)

Ways of Mental Prayer” – Dehodey – Tan Books

Difficulties in Mental Prayer” – Boylan –I don’t know who publishes this. The title is self-explanatory. A real gem

The Practice of the Presence of God” – Br. Gabriel of the Resurrection – Institute of Carmelite Studies Press. (All about living your every moment aware of God’s presence. It’s a small, easy to read book and the content is quite simple to put into practice. It’s a classic.

The Spirit of Penance – Path to God” – van Zeller – Sophia. All about sacrifice and its fruits. Quite practical and deep.

I Believe in Love” – Jean du Couer de Jesus D’Elbée - Franciscan Herald Press.  A retreat on principles of the interior life. Based mostly on St. Therese of Lisieux. Solid.

Prayer for Beginners” Peter Kreeft

Deep Prayer, Deep Conversion” Thomas Dubay

Prayer Primer” Thomas Dubay

Introduction to the Devout Life” Francis de Sales

Time for God” Jacques Philippe

Searching for and Maintaining Peace” Jacques Philippe

Return of the Prodigal Son” Henri Nouwen

Fathered by God” John Eldredge

The Fulfilment of All Desire” Ralph Martin (a bit “heavier,” but it is a solid and complete

Consoling the Heart of Jesus: A Do-It-Yourself Retreat- Inspired by the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius” Fr Michael Gaitley