Various sources have brought light to a rumour that the Legion is crumbling a little at the edges. I don't write that disparagingly, but with the greatest respect for the integrity of those who pledged their lives to an ideal that met the deepest and most generous of all desires: to offer one's life for the good of others. To be offered evidence that the ideal was not what it purported to be an not to be shattered to the core would be frightening. Thus, to hear hints of defections is to be expected. Exlcblog has reported the following:
If this is true, then the discontent runs so deeply that such men can neither foresee good coming of the impending Visitation, nor can they find confidence in the Legion's ability to reform itself (I'm speaking in the rough sense, not the legal sense). While this seems like a unique situation, it has happened before, and those familiar with Pete Vere and his commentary over the last few months have heard his references to a similar group that endured the same trial in recent years.
To that end, we have an interesting proposal:
At any rate, the Sons of Mary were an international group serving in Italy (in two dioceses) in , in Canada the United States and Jamaica. Once the group went "off the deep end" a group of these religious left the Sons of Mary "en bloc" in an act of faith, desiring to continue to serve the Church as priests and brothers and yet maintain what was "salvagable." The trauma they felt was deep. The separation from their institute cut them to the innermost recesses of their being. Yet out of this "death experience" came new life! I am sure that some of you out there would find in them a sympathetic ear. Perhaps some of you would want to join them.
Please continue to pray for these good men (and all the fine men and women in RC) so that they can free themselves in the way the Holy Spirit sees fit for the greater glory of God. God alone knows the best path, but they should rest assured that they are neither alone nor without prayers from the wider community.
UPDATE: for Spanish speakers, more details and excellent considerations here.