Painting for the poor in St. Petersburg
Each year a group of Irish students organizes a work camp to help needy people in St. Petersburg by refurbishing their dwellings. The work camp has also included students from Finland, the U.S., Lithuania, and Latvia. Joe Flanagan relates his memories of the camp.
Las Garzas Agricultural School (Chile)
Under Blessed Josemaría’s inspiration, Las Garzas Agricultural School opened its doors in 1963 with just eighteen students. The school, located 150 km south of Santiago in the Chimbarongo district, now has 150 students enrolled and offers continuing programs for many more alumni.
Institute for Industrial Technology in Lagos, Nigeria
A new social initiative, a technical training program, has begun in Lagos, Nigeria. The organizers see the program as a Centennial "birthday present" for Blessed Josemaria.