I have one final consideration:
Maciel's belief in God is empty:
He did not pray his breviary and offered excuses that he had an exemption to pray it in one go early in the morning.
He did not know how to say mass.
He was not seen to pray privately, even by those close around him.
The "reverence" which he used in benediction and consecration were acts designed to place focus on his "holiness", which he made every Legionary employ.
I ask has any exlc ever assisted him in private mass? Any sacristan set the altar for him to say private mass?
People ask: how is it possible that he was able to deceive people for so long? Purely by his personal 'charisma,' applied to the merely naive?