Consecrated life in Regnum Christi is a new lifestyle in response to Christ’s call to his chosen ones: “Come and follow me.” Our spiritual life is built around the Movement’s five great loves: Christ, the Church, the Pope, the Blessed Virgin Mary, and souls. We live a deeply Christ-centered spirituality, where Christ is the center, standard, and source of our lives and our happiness. We seek an authentic love for the Church and faithful adherence to the Holy Father, the Vicar of Christ on earth. We have a close devotion to Our Lady, consisting primarily in the imitation of her virtues. Finally, we dedicate all our time and energy to the salvation of souls.
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My name is Lauren Hawkesworth and I have been consecrated for almost 11 years. I left South Africa when I was 19 and gave my life to Jesus in poverty, chastity and obedience on August 23rd 2003. I did my studies in our college – Mater Ecclesiae - in Greenville, Rhode Island, and was then assigned to work as a formator for the consecrated women in our formation center for 5 years. I also worked as the vice director of Immaculate Conception Academy in Wakefield, RI (a high school for girls discerning a possible call to the consecrated life) for a year. Just before being assigned as the director for the community here in Chicago last July I worked in Overbrook Academy in Warwick, RI ( a language academy for girls to learn English). Up until this year I have worked mainly with consecrated women and within our institutions so I am happy to be here in Chicago working side by side with my Legionary brothers and RC family.
Daire Ryan was born in Dublin, Ireland, the youngest of a family of six children. She grew up with a strong desire to serve other people, eventually starting a career in nursing. As time passed, however, she realized that God was asking her to serve others in a different way. In 1978 Daire consecrated her life to God and the Church in the Regnum Christi Movement.
Since her consecration, Daire has lived and worked for several years in both Ireland and Italy, but the last twenty years she has spent here in the United States. In addition to Certificates in Theology, Philosophy and Humanities with the International Center of Educational Sciences (ICES) in Rome, she has continued studying spirituality, administration and human leadership with International Educators, National Consultants for Education (NCE). She is fluent in Spanish and also speaks Italian.
Daire was Vice-president of Mater Ecclesiae College in Greenville, Rhode Island, where she assisted in the implementation of students’ spiritual, intellectual, human and apostolic formation programs, in addition to overseeing the office of financial and administrative affairs. She is now serving as Vice Chair on the Board at the college. Prior to her nine years at Mater Ecclesiae, Daire held a wide variety of supervisory and administrative positions, gaining experience at working with children, young people, adults and families. She has been a Dean of Students in primary and secondary educational institutions in both Dallas and Rome and spent nine years as Director of the Center for the consecrated women living in Dallas, and one year in that position in Washington DC.
Here in Chicago, Daire is a Spiritual Guide for the consecrated women as well as many women in the Chicago area, and at both the Everest and Eastlake Academies.
Eleanor Segraves is from Atlanta, Georgia and proud of it! Before she was consecrated she studied at Franciscan University of Steubenville from 2002-2006 and then was a Regnum Christi Mission Corps volunteer in Louisiana. She was consecrated on August 18, 2007. During her formation years in Rhode Island, Eleanor traveled to Toronto and also helped with the accreditation process of Mater Ecclesiae College. She worked on the road team to Kansas, Iowa, and Nebraska from 2010-2012. Now she is full time in Chicago working as the Director of Religious Education at Immaculate Conception Parish in Highland Park.
Mary Maher grew up in Michigan, the second of six children. Her family is originally from Chicago, thus her sports loyalties; she’s an especially avid fan of the Cubs and the Fighting Irish.
She’s been consecrated to God for sixteen years and has served in Rhode Island, Mexico and throughout the Midwest. She holds a degree in Religious and Pastoral Studies from the Anahuac University. Her ministry has been primarily focused on faith formation of adult women; she is a spiritual director, and leads speakers series and spirituality groups. She’s also worked extensively with youth, as a spiritual coach, retreat leader, service coordinator, and director of international mission trips. (Building a house for a poor family in Mexico is one of her personal favorites!)
Mary loves to pray hard and play hard; some of her hobbies are running and spending quality time with family and friends. Next August Mary will resume higher studies as she pursues her Doctorate of Ministry (Pastoral Theology) from the University of St. Mary of the Lake in Mundelein, IL.
Marial Corona is from Puebla, Mexico. She attended a Regnum Christi school in that city and fell in love with Christ during Holy Week missions when she was in 7th grade. She made her first vows in Monterrey, Mexico in 2004 and then moved to the US where she completed four years of formation at Mater Ecclesiae College in Greenville, RI. After that she has served in Pilgrim Queen of the Family and as a teacher in the consecrated women’s formation center in Monterrey. Since she loves to teach, she studied a Master’s in Philosophy in Navarra Spain and obtained her degree in June 2013. Now she is part of the Chicago community where she collaborates in the Mission Youth national office.