Pope Francis has decided that the liturgical memory of Mary Magdalene will be elevated to a feast, like that of the other apostles. Her feast day in the Church is July 22. The Prelate of Opus Dei wrote this article about Mary Magdalene, the apostle to the apostles.
Monsignor Fernando Ocariz, the first Assistant Vicar in the history of Opus Dei, welcomed me into his home at the Opus Dei headquarters in Rome. We talked about what being “Assistant Vicar” means with regard to the governance of Opus Dei, in the context of the 41st anniversary of the Founder’s death, Sunday June 26, 2016.
Montse Grases (1941-1959) was recently declared venerable by Pope Francis. She loved to swim, ride a bicycle, play tennis, and hike in the mountains. With a group of friends her own age, Montse spent her summer vacations in Seva, a small town in the foothills of a mountain range north of Barcelona.
In this month's podcast, Bishop Javier Echevarria offers reflections on one of the spiritual works of mercy. "Fraternal correction is the duty of all Christians. When someone gives us a warning for our own good, we should see it as an expression of divine mercy."
At an international seminar held in the shrine of Torreciudad, scientists and religious leaders from 15 countries and 8 religious faiths have discussed the role that science and religion can play in caring for the environment.
Macheo ("sunrise" in Swahili) is an after-school support program for students from one of Africa's largest slums, Kibera, in Nairobi, Kenya. It is organized and staffed by students and teachers from Strathmore University, a corporate work of Opus Dei.