Totus Tuus – Malen Oriol Forms New Association of the Faithful
On February 25, 2012, EWTN News announced the formation of Tutus Tuus (Latin for All Yours), a new association of consecrated life for women in Chile. The new association was founded by Malen Oriol, who was until recently the director of the consecrated women and men in Regnum Christi. A total of thirty women split off from the Regnum Christi movement, seeking to live out their religious vocations under bishops.
The story was reported by Aciprensa in Spanish at <a href=http://www.aciprensa.com/noticia.php?n=36164>Click Here</a>
Significantly, the Holy Father, Pope Benedict XVI has given approval to the new association, which was erected by Santiago Archbishop Ricardo Ezzati, who was one of five visitors appointed by Pope Benedict XVI to investigate the Legion of Christ between 2009 and 2010.
Cardinal Francisco Javier Errazuriz has been appointed to accompany the new foundation during their first year.
This is an awesome story for those who have been hoping and praying for years for something positive to come out of this horrendous situation.
According to Wikipedia, <a href=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Totus_Tuus>Click Here</a> Totus Tuus was Pope John Paul II’s apostolic motto and was an expression of his own personal consecration to Mary based on St. Louis de Montfort.
According to the above source, the complete text of the prayer in Latin is: <q>I belong entirely to you, and all that I have is yours. I take you for my all. O Mary, give me your heart</q>.
The new association of former consecrated Regnum Christi women is a welcome breath of fresh air for those who have been waiting in frustration to see some signs of reform take place. Some feel that this is the only way for the disgraced order and movement to change by encouraging smaller groups to discern how to be of real service to the Church and to break away on their own.
All along it has been the spiritually and emotionally toxic structure of the Legion and Regnum Christi (as created by Fr. Marcial Maciel) and the hidden agendas that we feel have stifled the Holy Spirit and prevented these good women from accomplishing some special purpose that comes from the will of God. Now, thanks to the courage of this courageous group of women under Malen Oriol, there is a new formally recognized structure, with the blessings of the Holy Father and working in harmony with the Church under the direction of a local archbishop and there is a new structure that has broken free from the chains of the past.
Thank God there is now an alternative to the very questionable form of consecrated life that was developed by Fr. Marcial Maciel to suit his purposes. An independent new life has sprung forth that like a rainbow in a stormy sky (as per scripture reading from Sunday Feb 26 – 1 Peter 3; 18-22) offers hope for the future.