Exhibition Sulle orme di San Josemaria, on the Occasion of the First 90 Years of the Women of Opus Dei, Naples, Italy (Feb 15, 2020)

For the 90th anniversary of February 14, 1930, an exhibition of photographs entitled “In the Footsteps of Saint Josemaría” [Sulle orme di San Josemaria] was inaugurated in Naples.

In 1968, the founder of Opus Dei, speaking about the role of women in society, emphasized their “refined tenderness, their untiring generosity, their love for the specific, their creativity, their capacity for intuition, their deep and simple piety” and “their tenacity.” “In the Footsteps of Saint Josemaría” aims to pay homage to the apostolic work of the women of Opus Dei over the past 90 years. The exhibition was inaugurated by the “Punto Club” Association of Naples on February 15th. Each pair of photographs on display referred to a specific theme: divine filiation, holiness in daily life, prayer, love and freedom, study, work and joy.

For the occasion, Pierluigi Bartolomei, creator of the “Doposcuola ELIS” in Rome, performed with his show “The Knife and the Fork – Preserving a Relationship.” In the show Pierluigi explored various aspects of the marital relationship, with an entertaining but at the same time anthropologically rich style. The title of the show was inspired by the words of the British writer G. K. Chesterton: “Man and woman are like a knife and fork. They are different because they have a common goal.”

Romana, n. 70, January-December 2020, p. 101.

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