International Formators Course 2018
Sede: IFC Centers
International College Legionaries of Christ
The Immaculate Conception School in Méry-sur-Marne
Parts of the IFC 2018
“The IFC is not a juxtaposition of particular experiences, but a whole which is expressed and present in each of its parts”
From 6th to the 8th of July
“Grown in self knowledge, create an atmosphere of trust”
Tour of the Legionary International College, getting to know the staff. First preparation talk.
Pick teams. Integration activity. Ice breaker.
Learn to pray: prayer workshop.
Learn to speak in public: public speaking workshop.
From 9th to the 12th of July
“Truth vs. Relativism: the different “-isms” of today’s world”
Explanation of the Case Method
Does truth exist?: Conference on truth.
Relativism ans “-isms” of today’s world.
Trip to Orvieto / Asisi
From 13th to the 18th of July
“Who is man? Who am I? Who is God?”
Explanation of the psychological tests
Bible Workshop, based on Jeff Cavins’ materials
Angelus with the Pope, mass in St. Peter’s Basilica
From 18th to the 23th of July
“Cultural visit to France: culture and friendship. Pilgrimage to Paray-le-Monial”
Paris: the choice od the places visited will be made based on the vision and objectives of the IFC 2018
Paray-le-Monial: a pilgrimage which seeks to facilitate a true journey of faith.
From 23th to the 27th of July
“Pause, reflect, redirect and walk: fall in love with Regnum Christi”
Regnum Christi: history, statutes, charism
Half-day retreat. Discernment. Where am I going?
Pilgrimages and cultural visits
Fr. Gabriel Abascal Castro, LC
Fr. Gabriel Abascal Castro, LC is a Catholic priest originally from Mexico City. Having studied with the Congregation of the Legionaries of Christ from childhood, he eventually joined after graduating high school. Father Gabriel studied the classical humanities in Salamanca, Spain and philosophy and theology in the Pontifical Athenaeum “Regina Apostolorum” in Rome. He has worked in the formation of Seminarians in Rome and Cheshire, Connecticut. Currently he lives in Monterrey, Mexico and has been the Section Director of the Regnum Christi youth since 2014.
Father Gabriel is the director of the “Leadership Training Course” which takes place ever year in New York and Boston for young adults in preparation for college. He participated in the “International Formators Course for Regnum Christi” in Rome before he entered the Legion in 1999 and then later in 2009 helped with the preparations. Last year he was the director of this course and has been chosen to be so again in 2017.
Fr. Julio Muñoz Lopez de Carrizosa, LC
Was born in Madrid, Spain. Since entering the Legion he has obtained a diploma in the classical humanities, as well as a master’s degree in philosophy, a bachelor’s degree in theology and a diploma in science and faith from the Pontifical Athenaeum “Regina Apostolorum” in Rome. He has published articles on spirituality in magazines such as El Pensador and Tiempos mas nuevos. Currently he is chaplain and professor in the Monterrey campus of the Anáhuac University.
Fernando Rincón Gallardo
Was born in Mexico City. He studied industrial engineering in order to direct the Anáhuac University’s north campus. He has been a lay consecrated member of Regnum since 1996, during which he has been involved in the following apostolates: assistant of the director of the Student Center of Mexico, assistant of the territorial directors of Monterrey, Chile and Argentina for the centers of education, national director of Mission Network in Brazil, and director for the Andes school of Puebla and Cumbres in León, Mexico. Currently he works as the subdirector of the Irish Institute in Monterrey, Mexico.
David Zárate Pérez
Was born in Monterrey, Mexico. He studied industrial and computer engineering in the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education, Mexico. He has an MBA from IESE Business school, and is a co-founder of the Grupo GEZ. He has been in the Regnum Christi Movement since his incorporation into ECYD. He has been involved in various apostolates such as Juventud Misionera, Gente Nueva, and Father-Son Conferences. He has been responsible for various RC teams over the last 18 years. Back in 2005 he was a Regnum Christi missionary in the south of Italy and in 2016 he participated in the International Convention for the Renewal of the Regnum Christi Statues in Rome.
Br. Gustavo Godínez Gálvez, LC
Was born in Guadalajara, Mexico. Before entering the Congregation of the Legionaries of Christ in 2011, he spent a year in Mexico city as a Regnum Christi Missionary focusing on youth work. His spent his first four years in the Legion in Cheshire, Connecticut where he did his novitiate and then received an associate’s degree in classical humanities from the Legion of Christ College of Humanities. Currently he is studying philosophy in the Pontifical Athenaeum “Regina Apostolorum” in Rome. Over the last six years he has spent his summers developing Leadership programs for youth and young adults.
Br. Jaime Plasencia Figueroa, LC
Was born in Guadalajara, Mexico. He spent a year working with the Valia Program and youth work in the “ECA” Section as a Regnum Christi Missionary in Monterrey, Mexico before entering the Legion on Christ in 2014 in Monterrey Mexico. Currently he is studying philosophy in the Pontifical Athenaeum “Regina Apostolorum” in Rome.
Br. Santiago Kiehnle Egea, LC
Born in Mexico City, he studied in a school ran by the Legion of Christ. He was a member of ECYD and of the Regnum Christi movement. He obtained a degree in Industrial engineering from the Anahuac University (Mexico Norte) and worked for different companies before joining the Legion of Christ. He obtained a bachelor’s degree in Philosophy from the Pontifical Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum (Rome, Italy). During his pastoral internship he collaborated as a campus minister at the Irish Institute Highschool in Monterey, Mexico. He currently studies Theology at the Pontifical Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum in Rome.