THAT was a convention!

conventionHere are the top 10 reasons I really enjoyed the Regnum Christi Convention this past weekend.

  1. In involved more than 300 close friends, some old and some new.
  2. It was held at Mundelein Seminary, which is historic, scenic, peaceful, welcoming – and has pretty good food.
  3. They have a fancy gizmo that will make you a cup of coffee whenever you like.
  4. Mundelein is only 33.8 miles from my house, an easy drive, so I didn’t have to fly into O’Hare, stand in long lines and deal with grumpy TSA agents. And the airlines didn’t have the opportunity to lose my luggage.
  5. They have a grand piano in the “social” room and I got to play a little jazz during happy hour – and nobody booed or left the room in a huff, covering their ears.
  6. There was Mass each day and there is an amazing chapel.
  7. The Holy Hour Saturday night was breathtaking.
  8. The convention was well organized and – believe it or not – things ran on time.
  9. The speakers were fantastic: inspiring, honest, helpful, real.
  10. I realized that our renewal has worked and will continue to work, as we continue to strengthen our love for Christ and share that love with others.

We have experienced a profound journey in Regnum Christi.  It is a journey none of us would have selected.  But today, I’m grateful for this often-painful path – and especially for those who have shared it with me.

For a wealth of pictures and videos from the convention, visit the Regnum Christi Facebook Page.


About Jim Fair

Jim Fair is a writer and consultant. He lives in the Chicago area and has a wonderful wife, son and daughter. He enjoys fishing and occasionally catches something. He tries to play the piano and sings a little. In addition to writing for Regnum Christi Live, he blogs at Laughing Catholic. And you can follow him on Twitter: Jim Fair (@fishfair).
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