Founder of Legion of Christ Goes on the Record, at Length

MANCHESTER, New Hampshire, JULY 8, 2003 ( A book publisher is scrambling to meet demand for a 304-page interview with the founder of the Legionaries of Christ and the Regnum Christi Movement.

Sophia Institute Press said that in just nine days it has sold 21,000 copies of “Christ Is My Life,” a book-length interview with 83-year-old Father Marcial Maciel.

In the book, Father Maciel of Mexico tells of his unexpected call at age 14 to be a priest, and the trials he endured to establish the congregation. He also talks frankly about the criticisms leveled against him and the congregation over the years.

The book-interview was conducted by ZENIT director Jesús Colina (see today’s Interview).