Memo from Anthony Bannon to RC Members

This memo was dated 12/04/04
Thy Kingdom Come!

Dear members of Regnum Christi,

I am very pleased to announce some very joyful news. Due to the continued growth of the Legion and its apostolates through the Regnum Christi Movement, our Founder and General Director, Fr Maciel, has decided the time has come to make a division of the territory and assign new territorial directors.

The Northeastern Territory will comprise Ontario, Quebec, and the Maritimes in Canada; and New England, New York and south to the centers and cities that depend on Washington, DC in the US. The director for this territory will be Fr Joseph Burtka, LC. Fr Joseph hails from Michigan, was a member of ECYD and Regnum Christi before joining the Legion and has been working in Germany for the past seven years.

The second territory will comprise the rest of Canada and the US, and the other countries that have been part of our territory. It will be headed by Fr Scott Reilly and will have its base in Atlanta. Fr Scott is from Illinois, he is an alumnus of Immaculate Conception Apostolic School in New Hampshire, and over the years has worked in a variety of apostolates, most recently in Atlanta.

I will be Fr Burtka’s assistant for religious life and seminary formation in the northeast, and will also be available to both of the new directors for anything they need. Fr Emilio Diaz-Torre will continue to assist both directors as regards Movement formation and the apostolates. Local coordinators of apostolate, section directors, directors of national apostolates, etc., will all remain in place. However, I am sure that there will be noticeable new energy and a much greater closeness of the directors to the apostolates due to the change.

The date for the change to go into effect will be December 8th, feast of the Immaculate Conception.

Please join me in thanking God for his great graces and asking him to bless our Movement with unity, humility, perseverance, vigor and fidelity to our charism, which we have received from Him through our Founder, Nuestro Padre, as we work to serve the Church.

Yours sincerely in Christ,
Fr Anthony Bannon, LC

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