Glossary of Terms
3GF: Tercer Grado Feminino; Third Degree; Consecrated Women of Regnum Christi; women who make promises of poverty, chastity and obedience and live in community similar to nuns, but wear skirts, blouses, nylons and heels and shortish hair instead of habits.
Charism: beats me - some special gift the Holy Spirit did or did not give to Maciel or the Legion or some combination of the two.
Consecrated: See 3GF
Formator: a consecrated charged with watching over students of Immaculate Conception Academy, providing spiritual direction, and correcting girls who failed to follow the norms.
ICA: Immaculate Conception Academy
Immaculate Conception Academy: A boarding high school for girls who wished to discern a vocation to the consecrated life in Regnum Christi.
LC: Legion of Christ
Marcial Maciel: founder of Regnum Christi and the Legion of Christ, who sexually abused the junior seminarians he recruited, as well as the children he had with two long-term mistresses.
Methodology: the combination of rules and traditions and mind control employed by Regnum Christi and the Legion to present a uniform Man or Woman of the Kingdom to the world.
Norms: rules for daily living in a Regnum Christi or Legionaire community.
PC: a Precandidate
The Precandidacy: Immaculate Conception Academy
Precandidate: A girl who attends Immaculate Conception Academy
RC: Regnum Christi