Thy Kingdom Come!
Dear Regnum Christi members and friends in Christ,
Greetings. Various Cardinals in the Roman Curia and elsewhere have shown the support that the Holy See has for us in this great vocation to the Movement that God has given us. The Church very much knows the great gift that we have, and she very much is encouraging us to transmit this gift to the Church and to the souls that are entrusted to our care.
To further show its support, the Holy Father, has decided to order an apostolic visitation of the Legion to help us to move forward vigorously. The Holy See wants to show its trust in us and offer us a chance to show the authenticity of the gift that we have to the Church. The Secretary of State, Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, has written a letter to announce this. For a further explanation of the apostolic visitation, a copy of the Cardinal’s letter, and Fr Álvaro’s response to this great gift, go to:
http://www.regnumchristi.org/english/ or http://www.legionariesofchrist.org/eng/index.phtml
assured of our prayers. If there is anything that we can do, please let us
know. Take care and God bless you.
The above letter is from an LC superior to the RC members under his care. You see, the Visitation is not an indication of anything wrong -- it's like a thorough check from the health department, just to assure the customers that the restaurant is all clear. They were in the neighbourhood anyway...
A new analogy came to me. Yes, all analogies limp, but try this one:
Your parents are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. Like all couples, they've weathered their "vicissitudes," with a major crisis being an affair that your father had decades back. They worked through it and your mother forgave from her heart -- so that they have really enjoyed the last few years. After the anniversary Mass, the invited guests assemble at a nearby reception hall and prepare for a lovely evening. All your siblings have helped with arrangements, and the entertainment was left to your brother, who has promised that he has a really, really good singer who knows all their favourite songs. Out walks the daughter of the woman with whom your father had the affair. Everyone is shocked, and loses their appetites. The meal is quiet, small talk is forced, and mother sits with a plastic smile for the duration of the evening.
Later, the siblings all surround this brother to ask, "How could you?"
He answers in disbelief, "She's a great singer! She studied at Julliard and really appreciated the gig. Can't we just move on? Everything was forgiven, and she didn't do anything wrong..."