Cristo Rey Institute
About the Cristo Rey Institute:
Established in March 2017 through a Pontifical Decree, the Cristo Rey Institute (CRI) is a Public Juridic Person (PJP) within the canon law of the Catholic Church. CRI's purpose is to sponsor Catholic schools that are members of the Cristo Rey Network when a religious order or congregation is not available to sponsor a new Cristo Rey high school. As a PJP, the Cristo Rey Institute operates independently of the Cristo Rey Network and is recognized by the Catholic Church as able to certify that the Institute's sponsored Cristo Rey schools are "Catholic" and in good standing. CRI's two-tiered board is comprised of Class A members represented by the provincials of the Clerics of St. Viator of the Province of Chicago (Viatorians), the Midwest Province of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits), and the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth. The Class B tier is constituted by a majority of religious as well as several lay persons with significant leadership experience in the Catholic Church.
The Cristo Rey Institute offers Cristo Rey Miami robust support for its Catholic mission of serving families of limited financial means who would not otherwise have access to a quality, Catholic, college-and career-preparatory experience.
The Cristo Rey Institute provides spiritual leadership and assures the Catholic identity of Cristo Rey Miami High School.
The spirituality of a Cristo Rey Network School is rooted in the core elements of Message, Community and Service
A Cristo Rey Network School expresses its spirituality through
• A School Culture that celebrates through prayer, liturgy, proclamation of scripture, celebration of the sacraments and service.
• A community of faith-centered persons characterized by their prayer, honesty, humor, competence, sharing of burdens, service, appreciation of hard work, openness to the Spirit, hospitality, and respect.
• A religious studies curriculum, and retreat program that supports faith development, acquisition of knowledge, critical thinking, and personal integration.
• A service program that provides a variety of ways that all can share their gifts with others and make an impact in society.