The Legionaries of Christ is a religious congregation of pontifical right, founded in 1941. Its mission is to extend the Kingdom of Christ in society according to the requirements of Christian justice and charity, in close collaboration with the bishops and the pastoral plans of each diocese.

Today the Legion has over 800 priests and 2,500 major and minor seminarians, with houses in 22 countries.

The Legionary community in San Jose was founded in 2002 with two priests and two brothers living in Campbell. In 2007, the community moved to its present location in the Cupertino foothills of California. Currently there are nine Legionaries who serve throughout the Bay Area and the surrounding communities in our schools (Canyon Heights Academy and Serra Preschool in San Francisco), the retreat house and youth clubs.

The Legion of Christ is a Roman Catholic religious congregation of priests and men studying for the priesthood.

A priest is a man chosen by God to participate in a special way in Jesus Christ’s eternal priesthood. He receives the power to turn bread and wine into the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ, and to forgive sins in God’s name.

By their religious profession, Legionaries commit themselves to imitate and follow Christ in poverty, chastity and obedience. They dedicate themselves totally to God, who is their supreme love, and for love of him they are fully available to serve wherever and however God asks of them through obedience.

With the help of God’s grace, we aspire to make Jesus Christ the center, standard and example of our religious, priestly and apostolic lives. Extending Christ’s Kingdom is the ideal that inspires and nourishes our spiritual and apostolic efforts.

The Legion of Christ forms a part of the greater Regnum Christi Movement.