Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Former Consecrated Regnum Christi, Author of "The Kingdom of Marcial Maciel", letter to Members

Thy Kingdom Come!

Mexico City, February 25, 2011

Anonymous Regnum Christi Consagratti

Dearly beloved in Christ:

First of all, allow me extend a greeting full of affection and gratitude for all that I received from you during my passage through consecrated life in the Regnum Christi movement. I continue to remain in contact with the many of you with whom I have a true friendship, and with those of you with whom I share the grand ideals that have nourished my life.

I am taking the opportunity to write you these few lines in response to information circulating in some quarters about the book “The Kingdom of Marcial Maciel,” which I have just finished writing, and which will soon be in bookstores.

In contrast to what is being said in some quarters, I can assure you that this book was not born out of resentment, of which there is none, but rather out of my commitment to truth and to you. I have done this with all the Christian love and respect for truth that you deserve. I am placing it in your hands, offering to you knowledge based on facts, so that together we may seek what it is the Lord expects of us in the renewal of the Regnum Christi Movement, rising above shady dealings and untruths.

I have avoided the purely morbid and harmful, and have only collected solid and verifiable testimonies. Unfortunately, I have had to raise some negative issues, but you will see that I take no delight in doing so. I raise them as things that we have to overcome, and I am convinced that we can overcome them.

In the book I have collected many painful testimonies from persons both near and dear because it seemed to me that this would help to provide a comprehensive point of view, so different from the idyllic and utopian visions with which we have lived. I have maintained the anonymity of anyone who asked me to do so, and have always tried to be sincere in expressing what I think. Like any human being I may have many faults, which you will no doubt go on discovering, but I assure you that I have researched and verified all the assertions I make, always consulting with the men and women religious specialists in the various subjects with which I was dealing. I ask forgiveness from those who may feel offended or impacted. It was not my intention to do harm to anyone.

I promise to send your team a copy so that you may judge for yourselves.

With that, I bid you farewell, wishing you a free and committed experience in your consecration to God, one devoid of snares or manipulations.

I can assure you of a very special place in my heart and in my prayers, hoping for the same in yours.
Most affectionately yours in Christ and the Movement,

Nelly Ramírez Mota Velasco