Vote of confidence

At this critical juncture in the history of the Legion and the Regnum Christi Movement, there’s something I, as a consecrated member of eighteen years, would very much like to say publically.

 Nobody has suggested this to me, nor asked it of me; it’s entirely my own initiative. I don’t speak for anyone else; it’s very personal.

 I would like to say that I trust my directors in the Legion and the Movement and that I’m grateful to them. In particular I mean Fr. Alvaro Corcuera LC, General Director; Fr. Luis Garza LC, Vicar General; Fr. Julio Martí LC, Territorial Director in the United States; Malen Oriol, Assistant to the General Director; Mónica Treviño, Assistant to the Territorial Director, and Luly Fernandez the director of the center where I reside in Rhode Island.

I trust them all and consider them to be noble, upright, dedicated, zealous, holy men and women. It’s an honor for me to know them and to have the chance to work with them. I’m grateful to them for the personal help and direction they have offered me over the years. They are and have been very approachable and genuinely interested in my person despite the large number of other souls they have under their care. I’m also grateful that they remain steadfast in their positions despite the painful and challenging moment we’re going through. I don’t think anyone would like to be in their shoes right now, including them. I believe them that they too were fooled by our founder and I’ve witnessed how, alongside of us, they too are suffering deeply and personally from this wound.

 I also trust in Pope Benedict XVI and our Papal Delegate Archbishop Velasio de Paolis, CS, and I’m grateful to them both for their paternal interest and guidance. They give me confidence that this purifying process we’re currently going through will indeed heal and strengthen the Legion and Regnum Christi Movement.

 My heart tells me to wait patiently and Our Lord tells me the same in prayer. So, in the midst of the pain and a certain darkness, I at the same time nourish a great hope.

About Joan Kingsland

Joan Kingsland has been a consecrated member of the Regnum Christi Movement since 1993. She earned licentiate and doctoral degrees in moral theology at the John Paul II Institute in Rome, as well as a Bachelor of Arts degree from Thomas Aquinas College, and a Master of Arts degree from the University of Toronto. She currently teaches at Mater Ecclesiae College in Rhode Island, where newly consecrated members earn a Bachelor of Arts degree in religious and pastoral studies.
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