WHO WE ARE

We are an international Catholic association of adolescents
who make a pledge of friendship with Christ and with each other
to build up a new world according to the Gospel.
We are adolescents who live the charism of the Regnum Christi movement.

OUR NAME

The name “ECYD” is an acronym that represents “encounters, convictions, your decisions”, and is used as such globally, independent of a country’s language. The name denotes the dynamic of ECYD’s life: through different experiences of encounter, adolescents acquire firm life convictions and learn to make free and responsible decisions according to Gospel criteria.  

OUR MISSION

The ECYD mission is to collaborate with Christ so that he might reign in the hearts of adolescents and in the world.  

ECYD LIFE

Every ECYD member lives the 5 essential elements of ECYD life:

Prayer and the sacraments

Formation

Team life

Accompaniment

Apostolate

…which seek to be different experiences of encounter, through which the adolescent forms
his convictions and decisions according to the spirituality of Regnum Christi.

WHAT WE DO

In the life of ECYD, adolescents are offered different experiences of encounter, through which they can acquire firm convictions and learn to make free and responsible decisions in accordance with Gospel criteria.

This dynamic is lived in many of these ECYD activities:

Regular team meetings
Retreats
Courses, camps, or conventions
Apostolates

THE REGNUM CHRISTI MOVEMENT

ECYD is Regnum Christi lived by adolescents and depends on it for its governance and structure.

When an adolescent reaches the ECYD age limit, in continuity with the charism they have lived, they have the opportunity to become a member of the Regnum Christi Movement.

Visit the Regnum Christi website here to know more about the movement.


“To live ECYD is to experience a charism that is then incarnated in a lifestyle and mission.
It is the joy that springs forth in the adolescents when they discover that they are loved and called by Jesus Christ;
it is the initiative and creativity enkindled inside when they know they are engaged in a great mission in the light of eternity;
it is what happens within when they understand that an authentic and attractive Christianity can be lived, thus leaving a deep imprint in today’s world;
it is the strength given by being part of a group of friends who share the same ideals, and above all their faith.”

 

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