Fr. José Enrique Oyarzún, LC
I cordially greet you on behalf of the Pontifical Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum, an academic community that seeks to contribute to the evangelization of culture through the integral formation of apostles, Christian leaders, and the promotion of schools of thought rooted in the faith of Christ.
I write you these lines at the end of the academic year 2020-2021, a year that has been marked by special circumstances arising from the health crisis caused by the pandemic. It has been a period that has caused us to face many challenges and various needs in different areas of institutional life: teaching, management, finances, etc. We thank God for sustaining us as an academic community and allowing us to continue to offer our academic programs aimed at forming evangelizers for this “changing era” of which Pope Francis speaks.
As a Pontifical institution, we are motivated by the desire “to make present the mystery of Christ in society, imbuing a Christian mark in today’s culture, starting from the specificity of a pontifical academic institution promoted by the Legionaries of Christ”. This sense of mission urges us to continue striving to seek new horizons and to face the challenges presented by the concrete circumstances in which we live. We are convinced that Jesus Christ is capable of responding to the deepest questions of the men and women of our time, and we wish to bear witness to this.
We know that we are not alone in this effort, since, in addition to counting on God’s grace, there are many of you who support us with your prayers and diversified support. To all of you I express my most sincere thanks, especially to those who will collaborate with the projects contained in this Wishbook, which are a concrete effort to make the Kingdom of Christ present in our culture.
May Mary, Queen of the Apostles, intercede for all of us and accompany us in our common mission.
Father José Enrique Oyarzún, LC
Pontifical Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum