Virtual Meeting with Faithful of the Prelature in Lebanon
On June 24, Monsignor Fernando Ocáriz held a virtual meeting with members of Opus Dei and their families in Lebanon, a country experiencing great social and economic hardships. The Prelate listened to their questions, consoled them in their pain, and admired their strength, during a get-together that took place in dozens of living rooms in the Middle East. He encouraged them to ask our Lord for renewed hope to face adversity: “It is a supernatural virtue. Ask our Lord to increase our faith and, with faith, our hope.”
About 120 families connected from their homes. “I am very happy to be able to be connected with Lebanon, a very dear country for many reasons,” the Prelate told them. The meeting lasted about an hour and, before it ended, Monsignor Fernando Ocáriz assured them of his prayers for the people of Lebanon, while asking everyone to pray for the Pope and for Opus Dei. In giving the final blessing, he asked that our Lord may be present in the families, intentions, work and joy of everyone listening to him.
Romana, n. 72, January-June 2021, p. 52.