If we start today or tomorrow, we can fit in a novena in time for the upcoming meeting of the 3GF/M's who will be meeting from 12-16 October. The point of the convocation will be to discuss some very important items, not the least of which will be the relationship between these communities and the Legion. It would be ideal if all the participants had a good working knowledge of:
- the results of the Visitation,
- the status of the reform thus far,
- how canon law applies to the consecrated life,
- all legitimate options, and
- the actual working numbers of how many men and women remain.
There is no telling how much contact with the outside world the "consecrated" have had--or how much they've allowed themselves to consider their real options. Decision-making has often proven problematic for members of high-control groups (to which ex-members have attested for years on this blog).
No need for anything fancy. An Our Father, Hail Mary, and Glory Be daily for this intention would be a kind offering. Those who are inclined may do more, and God willing these good souls will find their way to a joyful freedom previously unknown. Oremus!