Monday, August 12 - Arrival in Toronto
The Prelate of Opus Dei, Msgr. Fernando Ocáriz, arrived from Vancouver on Monday, August 12, touching down at Toronto Pearson International Airport at around 6:00 pm local time. Some families from the Toronto area greeted him upon his arrival at the airport. Daniel, an entrepreneur, was waiting with his wife Magda and their six children. After meeting the Father with a “Welcome to Toronto” banner which depicted the CN Tower, Canada’s tallest building, they gave the Father a Canadian coin with two footprints on it, a reminder of the footprints in the snow that St. Josemaria saw as a teenager. Afterwards, the whole family took a selfie with the Prelate.
Juan Diego, a father of four, also came with his wife Carey and his family to welcome the Father. Accompanying the Prelate was Msgr. Frederick Dolan, the Vicar of Opus Dei in Canada. Msgr. Ocáriz will be visiting Toronto from the 12th to the 15th of August as part of his pastoral trip to Canada. He will be meeting many members, cooperators and friends of Opus Dei from throughout Toronto and Southwestern Ontario over the next few days.
After arriving, the Prelate was taken together with Msgr. Dolan to Wilson Heights, one of the men’s centres in Toronto. Tuesday and Wednesday, August 13 and 14, he will have gatherings with people from the greater Toronto area and greet families. On Wednesday he will meet with Cardinal Collins.
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