The lay branch of MDM is the Amici Christi, which is Latin for “Friends of Christ.” They are the “legs and feet” that carry the Message of Mercy out into the world in which they live. Amici Christi members are called to the vocation of the lay faithful, which is distinct from that of priests, religious, or a consecrated layperson, but it is still a vocation, a call from the Holy Spirit.
As a group, the members of Amici Christi come together once a month to meet and pray with the Community. They also make a commitment to daily individual prayer. Their mission is to help extend God’s Mercy throughout the world by accepting the opportunity the Lord gives them in their particular circumstances of life.