Malén Oriel has founded a new association, called "Totus Tuus:"
SANTIAGO, 25 Feb. 12 / 01:55 pm (ACI/EWTN Noticias).- Malén Oriol, former director of the consecrated secular movement of the Legionaries of Christ, Regnum Christi, founded a new association of consecrated life for women in Chile called "Totus Tuus."
In a statement sent today to CNA, the Department of Public Opinion of the Archbishop of Santiago, Chile reports that Archbishop Ricardo Ezzati erected the new association in his private chapel on February 22nd, creating a new canonical entity.
Together with Archbishop Ezzati, the ceremony was also attended the Archbishop Emeritus of Santiago, Cardinal Francisco Javier Errazuriz, Fr José Antonio Varas and the founding group of women coming from eight countries in Europe and America among which was Malén Oriol.
Cardinal Errazuriz has been appointed by the Archbishop of Santiago to "accompany the Community Totus Tuus" during their first year.The statement from the Archbishop of Santiago says that "in response to a question from Archbishop Ricardo Ezzati, about the opportunity to create the canonical association 'Totus Tuus', His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI announced its 'favorable opinion' through the Vatican Secretariat of State."
A few days ago, Malén Oriol resigned her post as general assistant to the Director General of the Legionaries of Christ for the feminine consecrated life, along with about 30 consecrated members of Regnum Christi.
In her letter, addressed to the Papal Delegate of the Legion of Christ, Cardinal Velasio De Paolis, the Regnum Christi wx3gf explained that her resignation was because she was seeking permission from the Holy See to "live their consecration as members of the Regnum Christi movement but under the authority of a bishop."
The name chosen for the new foundation, Totus Tuus, Latin for "All Yours" coincides with the motto of Blessed Pope John Paul II, referring to his personal consecration to the Virgin Mary.