The 80th Anniversary of Camino [The Way] at the Albalat Student Residence, Valencia, Spain (November 23, 2019)

80th anniversary of Camino in Albalat, Valencia, Spain (November 23, 2019)

Young people who take part in Opus Dei’s activities of Christian formation in Valencia held an event commemorating the 80th anniversary of The Way, St. Josemaría’s best-known work, which was first published in Valencia in 1939.

The event took place in the auditorium of the Albalat university residence. Several people spoke about how reading The Way led to their conversion and helped them draw closer to God. Funds were also collected for volunteer activities that this university residence has been carrying out for some years now in Gambia, West Africa. In addition, a video with testimonies about the impact of this small book on young people was shown for the first time.

The Way contains short, incisive points that St. Josemaría used in his preaching as a young priest during the early 1930s, and that he shared with those in contact with him to help foster their life of prayer. The purpose of The Way can be summed up in point 382: “May you seek Christ. May you find Christ. May you love Christ.”

Romana, n. 69, July-December 2019, p. 259.

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