Thirtieth anniversary of St. Josemaria's departure for heaven
June 26, 2005 marked the thirtieth anniversary of the death of the founder of Opus Dei. The anniversary was celebrated with the simplicity that would have pleased St. Josemaría, who always said that his desire was to “hide and disappear.” Nevertheless, many of the media made reference to the date. Vatican Radio, for example, broadcast an interview with Fr. Norman Insam, Delegate Vicar of the Prelature in Rome.
As is now customary, the feast of St. Josemaría was celebrated throughout the world with solemn Masses attended by large numbers of people.
Romana, n. 40, January-June 2005, p. 130.