The training period, which the Priesterweihe precedes, amounts to with the Legionären Christi usually twelve to fourteen years. The Legionäre carries out apart from the regular poverty, Keuschheits, to aim at and Gehorsamsgelübden also a Gelübde to practice no criticism at superiors or their actions as well as on his part no higher positions.
At present belong to the community over 600 priests and about 2,500 seminarists . In addition it operates schools, universities and seminars for priests. Closely connected with the Legionären Christi is likewise the layman movement Regnum Christi created of Marcial Maciel.
In October 2004 the archbishop of Saint Paul and Minneapolis , Minnesota , Harry J. forbade. Flynn both the Legionäre Christi and the Laienorganistaion Regnum Christi any activity in the Erzdiözese. It justifies this step with the fact that the Legionäre would develop a parallel church, and their members would remove from its local municipalities.
Web on the left of
monk medals: Benediktiner | Kamaldulenser | Kartäuser | Trappisten | Cistercian
Regularkanoniker: Augustiner choir gentlemen | Prämonstratenser
begging medal: Dominikaner | Franziskaner | Kapuziner
knight medal: German medal | Malteserorden | Templerorden
Regularkleriker: Dehonianer | Jesuiten | Legionäre Christi
Klerikale Kongregationen: Steyler of mission acres