Legionaries of Christ Elect New Director Fr. John Connor, LC and Council
Legionaries of Christ Elect New General Council
On February 7th and 8th, The General Chapter of the Legionaries of Christ held elections for the general councilors and the general administrator, whose terms will coincide with the term of the new general director, Fr. John Connor, LC, for the next six years.
Elected were: Father John Connor, LC, general director,
Father Hernán Jiménez, LC, vicar general Father Jesús Villagrasa, LC, second general councilor Father Rafael Ducci, LC, third general councilor Father Pedro Barrajón, LC, fourth general councilor Father Gerardo Flores, LC, fifth general councilor Father Michael Brisson, LC, sixth general councilor Father José Cárdenas, LC, general administrator
General Director: Father John Connor, LC
Father John Lane Connor, LC, was born on February 15, 1968, in Severna Park, Maryland, USA. In 1990, he graduated with a degree in finance from Loyal University Maryland. He entered the Novitiate of the Legionaries of Christ on September 15, 1991 in Roetgen, Germany. In 1994 he worked at the Everest School Montecarlo de Madrid, Spain. He made his perpetual profession on May 1, 2000, and was ordained to the priesthood on January 2, 2001, in Rome. From his ordination until 2004 he worked in the Legion’s fundraising office on the East Coast of the United States. From 2004 to 2010 he was the local coordinator of apostolate in the New York City metro area, and he helped found and direct the Lumen Institute. From 2009 to 2010 he was the superior of the Legionary apostolate community in New York. From 2010 to 2011 he was the territorial director of the Atlanta Territory. From 2011 to 2014, he served as assistant to the territorial director for apostolate for the North American Territory. Since 2014 he was the territorial director of the Legionaries of Christ and Regnum Christi, and since 2019 member of the Territorial Directive College of Regnum Christi in North America. On February 6, 2020, the General Chapter elected him to the office of general director of the Congregation of the Legionaries of Christ.
It is the responsibility of the general director to govern the Congregation in such a way that it safeguards its spiritual patrimony and carries out its mission in the Church according to God’s will.
Attentively foster the members’ prayer life, fervor, good religious spirit, integral formation, fraternal life in common and perseverance
Further the consolidation, projection and development of the apostolate
Promote the pastoral work for vocations of the Legion and the other branches of Regnum Christi
Implement the directives and guidelines issued by the General Chapter
Ensure that everyone—especially the territorial directors, the rectors and superiors, and the formators—carry out their duties in accordance with proper law
Promote the consolidation, development and institutional unity of Regnum Christi, and work closely with the appropriate governing bodies of the Movement in regard to preserving its spirit and to planning, apostolate and economy
Strengthen the Congregation’s stable patrimony, supervise the administration of goods and promote a healthy economy