Author Archives: Joan Kingsland

About Joan Kingsland

Joan Kingsland has been a consecrated member of the Regnum Christi Movement since 1993. She earned licentiate and doctoral degrees in moral theology at the John Paul II Institute in Rome, as well as a Bachelor of Arts degree from Thomas Aquinas College, and a Master of Arts degree from the University of Toronto. She currently teaches at Mater Ecclesiae College in Rhode Island, where newly consecrated members earn a Bachelor of Arts degree in religious and pastoral studies.

A family moment

A table full of dollar store candy boxes alongside a big Tupperware container. All eyes are on the library book as I flip through it.   “Take a look at this roof: shaved almonds.” My attentive listeners ooh and ah appreciatively. … Continue reading

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Mountain Top Etiquette

A down to earth stars-war takes place once a year, for a week, a top of Mt. Kobau, when the Canadian government opens the access road to the general public. On the one side, the unwelcoming ranchers herd their cows … Continue reading

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Family Meeting

Funny how parents, teachers and the like don’t necessarily get a lot of feedback on the things they do right, on what clicked and made a difference in someone’s life. There’s a guiding principle in my life, for instance, which … Continue reading

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Follow-up on Canon Law and Regnum Christi consecrated members

I have received some more messages about my first article on Canon Law and Consecrated Life in the Regnum Christi Movement and so I would like to clarify and correct what I wrote there. To begin with, our consecration fulfills … Continue reading

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Canon Law and Consecrated Life in the Regnum Christi Movement Part II

A warm thank you to all those, including a number of consecrated members of Regnum Christi, who sent me questions and comments about my recent article. It’s been nice to hear from some of my consecrated friends whom I haven’t … Continue reading

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Canon Law and Consecrated Life in the Regnum Christi Movement

When there’s a storm, at sea, sailors are relieved to reach a cove where they can throw out an anchor. The high waves may still be threatening, but the boat is much more secure. In this present rocky moment of … Continue reading

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The Redefining Process

At a recent family gathering one of my brothers cheerfully informed us that the word siphon has been defined wrong in countless dictionaries. Another brother quickly produced a dictionary to verify his words. Sure enough, the concept of gravity had … Continue reading

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Vote of confidence

At this critical juncture in the history of the Legion and the Regnum Christi Movement, there’s something I, as a consecrated member of eighteen years, would very much like to say publically.  Nobody has suggested this to me, nor asked … Continue reading

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The Hawthornian Angle

The events of the last few years have inspired me to reread Nathaniel Hawthorne’s novel, The Scarlet Letter. As a consecrated woman of the Regnum Christi Movement I see a striking similarity between the harsh call by some people for … Continue reading

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