|"Let us insistently ask God to infuse the gifts of his Spirit in each one of us, and in the entire Legion of Christ and Regnum Christi Movement."|
February 4, 2009. In this letter, Fr Alvaro Corcuera, LC,
shares in our sorrow and encourages us to put all
our trust in Christ with a renewed desire to do
good and continue serving the Church with our charism.
are times for holiness, humility, and charity. And in everything,
let us be instruments of God to do good," he
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Zenit has also published an article entitled Legion Regrets Founder´s Conduct: Congregation Apologizes for Scandal, dated February
To all Regnum Christi members:
I am writing this letter
in the presence of Christ in the Eucharist, thanking you
for all your prayers and closeness – expressing the family
spirit with which God in his infinite goodness has blessed
us. In writing, I also want to express my most
sincere and heartfelt support, as a brother whose only desire
is to be with you, and to gather together with
you around Christ, who is the center of our lives.
this time, we want to look at everything from the
vantage point of faith, hope and charity, and to act
according to the heart of Christ who became flesh and
We are living a time of pain and
suffering. And with this pain comes the experience of God’s
infinite love as he asks us to continue forward in
peace and goodness, for all he wants is for us
to know the happiness of being his children. In my
own experience, I can say that whenever I am with
you I can see the love of God in your
hearts like a mirror that gives light to the lives
of so many people and which joins us together as
In the Eucharist, in prayer, I asked Jesus to
help me find the right words to speak to you
at this time. Humanly, it has not been easy, but
in moments such as these he tells us: “Trust in
me, place all in my heart.” He loves us to
the extreme, and cares for us as the Good Shepherd
who never lets us fall prey to solitude and darkness.
“Though I walk through a dark valley, I fear no
evil, for the Lord is at my side” (Ps. 22/23:4).
know that we all want to act, as St Paul
says, in the truth, and we know that the crown
of truth is charity. As St Augustine teaches: “Truth alone
triumphs” and “The victory of truth is charity” (Sermon, 358:11).
Charity bears all, believes all, hopes for all, endures all
(cf. 1Cor. 13:7). It is the weight of love that
will produce the response he wants so as to give
peace to our souls.
As regards truth, the first thing we
see in Christ’s presence is that he is the Truth,
which leads us to look at everything through him. In
the present case, regarding the person of our Father Founder,
I cannot but recognize all the good I received through
him. Through the charism he passed on to us, many
people have received from God what has given meaning to
our lives: love for Christ, the Blessed Virgin, the Church,
the Pope and souls. These are our loves. On a
personal level, I am grateful to him for being the
instrument God used to give my entire life meaning, seeking
eternal salvation, the path to God. This is the truth
I experienced, and it would be impossible to find enough
words to thank him.
It is also true
that he was a man, and these things that have
hurt and surprised us—and I don’t believe we can explain
with our reason alone—have already been judged by God. It
is true that we are going through much suffering and
a great deal of pain. As in a family, these
pains draw us together and lead us to suffer and
rejoice as one body. This circumstance we are living invites
us to look at everything with much faith, humility and
charity. Thus we place it in the hands of God,
who teaches us the way of infinite mercy.
part, I ask forgiveness for all this suffering. And I
beg God with all my being to help us all
to see it from the heart of Christ.
Truth, in charity,
leads us to think, speak and act like Christ in
everything. I know that whatever I say will never be
enough, but I do want to express all my closeness,
gratitude and prayers, with the certainty that “for the one
who loves, EVERYTHING contributes to his good” (cf. Rom. 8:28).
Blessed Virgin guides us. Some days ago, we went to
the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe. There with several
Movement members we prayed the Rosary. Mary welcomes us and
surprises us with her love, and once again she speaks
her words to our hearts: “My child, am I not
here, who am your mother? Do not be afflicted or
I know that these reflections are general. These attitudes I
have wanted to share with you are the answer I
would like us to find in our hearts.
Let us look
at everything through God, let us face forward, never stop,
and never tire of doing good. These are times for
holiness, humility, and charity. And in everything, let us be
instruments of God to do good.
God bless you always!
brother in Christ and in the Movement,
Fr Alvaro Corcuera,