An Easter Farewell: Weekly Message for 04-20-2021

Dear Friends in Christ,

In the Easter Season, I can’t help feeling the joy of new life in Christ, of growth. Here in the northern hemisphere, the natural buoyancy of spring certainly helps energize our spiritual hope. And this Easter, in particular, I find myself filled with both hope and joy.

Nine years ago, we planted a little seed in the soil of the digital continent with our first Retreat Guide. That seed took root and has since put out many branches. Other Retreat Guides, RC Essays, Study Circle Guides, our Online Classroom, and many other fruits have matured on those branches and nourished digital pilgrims like yourself all over the world. I cannot think of that without marveling at God’s goodness and providence.

Ironically, at the same time, I am also feeling the sweet sadness of loss. By the end of this April, I will be moving on from being Director of RCSpirituality. As a consecrated women in Regnum Christi, full-time missionaries for the Church, we periodically receive new apostolic assignments. And I have recently been asked to move out of the digital continent and into a real-time community of Regnum Christi apostles here in Michigan.

Transitioning out of my role in the Spirituality Center has made me realize just how deeply I appreciate the wonderful team of people I have had the privilege of serving.  Our small group of contributors and volunteers has become like family to me, and the vast expanse of digital pilgrims has become part of my daily life. I am so grateful to all of you for the support and partnership we have experienced over these years and thank you for your continued dedication moving forward. 

As I move into a more person-to-person ministry, RCSpirituality will continue to offer its wide array of resources under new leadership. Donna Garrett, director of formation for Regnum Christi, who has been a friend and close collaborator even before we began RCSpirituality, will be the new director. She has worked closely with the Spirituality Center for many years and has been an energetic supporter of our mission. She will be introducing herself in next week’s newsletter, so you can look forward to getting to know her better.  

I am overjoyed to hand over the reins to her, and I am looking forward to moving into a role on her advisory team. I am confident that she will guide the Spirituality Center toward a new level of creativity and effectiveness. Nothing at all will be lost, and much, I am convinced, will be gained.

To be honest, I do feel as the Apostles must have felt when interacting with the Risen Jesus: filled with awe at all that Christ had achieved, but also disoriented on the cusp of a new season of life in which their relationship with Christ and his Kingdom was about to change.

Please keep me in your prayers as I continue my transition, and never doubt my enduring affection and heartfelt dedication to evangelizing this very needy and very beautiful fallen world.

Thank you, and God bless you!

Yours sincerely in Christ, Lucy Honner, CRC

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12 Comments
  1. Dear Lucy in Christ ,
    So grateful for your gift to us here in Regnum Christi..
    Please count on my prayers as you Journey on with Jesus, Mary and Joseph all the Saints and Angels on your side
    Praying for your protection as you continue your great works in this fallen world.

    Peace in Christ
    Diane

  2. Lucy — all your talents and gifts that you have shared with us over the years, will be missed.

    Can’t wait to see what God had planned for in the coming years.

    Safe travels.

    Leah Levy

  3. You are a true gem Lucy! A light shining in the darkness, reflecting God’s glory and truth to us all. They’re lucky to have you in Michigan!

    God bless,
    Rosanne Petersen

  4. Dear Lucy ,
    Thank you for all you have done to feed our souls .
    Many blessings and prayers as you continue your journey .

    Your Sister in Christ ,
    Barbara

  5. Dear Lucy,
    God Bless you on your journey and particularly in your obedience to God’s will for you. This is a great grace and brings blessings on us and on the whole world.

    Thank you for all you have done in reaching out to so, so many and for making it so easy to share our spirituality and the gospel! You certainly will remain in my prayers and who knows what greater things you might accomplish in His name!

    In Christ,

    Jane

  6. Dearest Lucy,

    Thank you for your selfless giving to RC and your commitment to excellence. I have enjoyed rcspirituality since you came to see us in Raleigh. May you receive great graces as you again, selflessly give to your apostolate. God bless you.

    Patrice

  7. TKC!
    Dear Lucy,
    Thank you for all your tireless efforts with RCSpirituality. You will be dearly missed!
    Michigan has gained a beautiful apostle.
    We look forward to all that God has in store for you in His vineyard.
    Blessings,
    Eileen

  8. Dear Lucy,
    Thank you so much for guiding us on the road to holiness all these years. I connected with you so many years ago at a spiritual guidance course in Bethesda and trusted without disappointment that God spoke through you. I was always able to garner kernels of His still small voice through yours. Many blessings to you as you continue your journey.
    Diane

  9. TKC!
    Dear Lucy,
    Thank you for the gifts that you have shared with all of us at the RC Spirituality Center. It has been a joy watching the work here and participating in gleaning wisdom from the formation. May God continue to bless your work as He calls you to different endeavors.
    In Christ,
    Teresa

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