Devotion Throughout the World

A Sculpture in Solanas, Uruguay

On the feast of the Epiphany of the Lord, a sculpture of Saint Josemaría was placed outside the chapel of Solanas, a coastal town in Uruguay. The image, one meter high and installed at the initiative of the residents of the area, was produced at Talleres de Arte Granda, Spain.

A painting in Alcázar de San Juan, Spain

On June 26, during a Mass for the feast of St. Josemaría, the parish of Santa María la Mayor of Alcázar de San Juan, Spain, installed a painting of the founder of Opus Dei in the church. The painting was done by Víctor López-Jurado.

A Chapel in Valencia, Spain

The parish of San Nicolás, in Valencia, celebrated on Saturday April 14th the inauguration of the restoration of its Communion chapel, with a solemn Mass presided over by the Archbishop of Valencia, Cardinal Antonio Cañizares. The chapel was decorated with paintings representing saints of the twentieth century: St. Pius X, St. John XXIII and St. John Paul II; Mother Teresa of Calcutta and Padre Pio; the martyrs St. Maria Goretti, Saint Edith Stein, and Saint Maximilian Kolbe; and St. Josemaría Escrivá and Blessed Alvaro del Portillo, who both had a great devotion to St. Nicholas.

A Painting in the Cathedral of Jaén, Spain

At the end of the Mass for the feast of St. Josemaría, on June 26, Bishop Amadeo Rodríguez Magro, bishop of Jaén, blessed a new painting of St. Josemaría, which was installed in the Cathedral’s chapel of St. Joseph. The painting was the work of Mexican artist José Antonio Ochoa.

Romana, n. 66, January-June 2018, p. 145-146.

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