Devotion Throughout the World
Relics in Longpont
The basilica of Notre-Dame de Bonne-Garde, in the French community of Longpont, now has relics of St. Josemaría and Blessed Alvaro, since last June 25th. The relics were installed in a glass cabinet dedicated to all the saints who, during their lifetime, visited the diocese of Évry-Corbeil-Essonnes. St. Josemaría and Blessed Alvaro spent the month of August 1966 in the town of Avrainville, which is now part of that diocese.
In the Liturgical Calendar of Utrecht
In the month of September, the Archdiocese of Utrecht received approval from the Holy See to include the optional memorial of St. Josemaría in the liturgical calendar of the diocese.
Blessing of an image
in Valencia, Spain
On Sunday, October 1, the Archbishop of Valencia, Cardinal Antonio Cañizares, blessed the new mural paintings in the parish of the Holy Guardian Angel of the city, where St. Josemaría Escrivá and St. Manuel González are depicted. Attending the ceremony were the auxiliary bishop of Valencia, Most Rev. Javier Salinas; the vicar general, Vicente Fontestad; the episcopal vicar, Rafael Cerdá, and the vicar of Opus Dei for the Delegation of Valencia, Jorge Nava
Founder’s Day, Kenya
From October 2 to 6, the University of Strathmore celebrated Founder’s Day, a week of academic, cultural and sporting activities that included, among other things, reflections on some aspects of the message of St. Josemaría, inspirer of this educational center in Nairobi. The students, professors, alumni, staff, and friends of the University reflected, in this second edition of Founder’s Day, on “The greatness of ordinary life.”
Romana, n. 65, July-December 2017, p. 318-319.