March 10 - Day of prayer and fasting for Maciel's victims


Several sources tell me that tomorrow, March 10, is traditionally a day of first class celebration within the Legion of Christ and Regnum Christi. At least during previous years. For those unfamiliar with the significance of this date, March 10 is the day Mama Maurita gave birth to Maciel.

In recent days there has been much talk about the division this scandal has caused between Catholics. Perhaps we can make tomorrow a day of prayer and fasting for Maciel's victims, in reparation for the evil they suffered at Maciel's hands. Given that tomorrow is Wednesday, not to mention during Lent, it is already a day of fast and abstinence.

I'm assuming that during Lent most readers already recognize the need to pray the Rosary and attend Mass. However, here are further suggestions of prayers and sacrifices we can offer tomorrow for Maciel's victims:

- a Holy Hour in front of the Blessed Sacrament.

- A thorough examination of conscience followed by confession.

- The Chaplet of St. Michael the Archangel

- Apologize to someone you have hurt or wronged over the past year.

- If you are an integrated parent whose evenings (and those of your children) are normally consumed by apostolates, take the night off and spend it together as a family.

- An hour's volunteer at an apostolate or mission that serves the poor - soup kitchen, food bank, St. Vincent de Paul Society, etc.

I'm sure there are many more ideas you can think of. So let's make tomorrow a day of prayer and fasting for Maciel's victims.


There will be an important meeting taking place that day (Wednesday) which may influence the future of the Regnum Legion in a certain locale. Please pray for the brave soul delivering this presentation, and for the shepherd hearing his case.

March 18, is the anniversary of Maciel's baptism. Traditionally, in the Legion, this day was also celebrated as a first class feastday. I just spoke with my brother in the Legion's house of formation in Connecticut, he has been doing a Eucharistic hour everyday since the apostolic visitation began, praying for the success of the visitation. Not all Legionaries are bad and should not be painted with that brush, some are there to serve the church.

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