The 80th anniversary of the first Mass of St. Josemaría in Madrid
On the 80th anniversary of the first Mass of St. Josemaría in Madrid, which took place on April 17, 1927, various commemorative acts were held in St. Michael’s Basilica, where St. Josemaría had celebrated that first Mass. A solemn Mass was concelebrated by the regional vicar of Opus Dei in Spain, Msgr. Ramon Herrando, and a number of other priests. There was also a projection of a filmed catechetical get-together with St. Josemaría, and a conference on St. Josemaría and his activity in Madrid by Fr. Constantion Anchel, a researcher at the St. Josemaría Escrivá Historical Institute.
Romana, n. 44, January-June 2007, p. 146.