Literally. This heart-rending account of an ex-3gf uses numbers to illustrate her experience, including:
0 – the number of consecrated who called me and wrote me to see how I was doing once I got home from Mexico. That is also the number of events they invited me to. I tried to start a Regnum Christi group at my college so they would include me, but after crying at one retreat, I never came back. My former directress, Pilar, did all that she could to help me, but I was bound by my Promises of Charity not to speak badly of my spiritual guide, even though I was being psychologically destroyed
150 – the number of Aspirin I took on Sept. 11, 2003 when I could no longer bear the thought that happiness could never be mine as I was not good enough to be consecrated.
I heard that ten of the fourteen graduates of the pre-candidacy high school will go on to become 3gf's in the Regnum Christi Movement. While this testifies to the successful captation that still exists (and the refusal of their parents to consider their long-term wellfare) perhaps someone in these families could bring the 49 Weeks blog to their attention. Everything may look rosy at present, but the testimonies compiled there reveal a "salting of the fields" approach to souls. Those who remain inside become increasingly dead, and those who escape take years to even BEGIN recovery.
That is the fruit of the Legion; that is the devastation they wreak in God's own vineyard. These brave women deserve a hearing, not to mention your prayers and support. Just because the hierarchy doesn't seem to care doesn't hobble us from doing the right thing.