Jeremy White is a faithful of Opus Dei who died in Nigeria in 1990 with a reputation for holiness. He was born in Aldershot, England on May 18, 1938. He did a bachelor’s degree in History and Modern languages in Cambridge University. He converted from Anglicanism in 1959. In the same year, he moved to Nairobi, Kenya, to help with the start of Strathmore College. While in Nairobi he asked for admission to Opus Dei. In 1965 he moved to Nigeria to help in the start of Opus Dei activities in that country.
I had secured an assistant professor of sociology position less than a year after graduating with my doctoral degree. I was extremely gracious and recognized God's favor in my life. That same year God blessed me with a baby boy and as you can imagine I was blissful about the double blessing.
The first meeting between Tomás Alvira and the Founder of Opus Dei took place during a very difficult time, as the civil war had broken out little more than a year before. It occurred in Madrid, in the midst of a religious persecution that had already produced many martyrs. Tomás used to go to the house of an old friend from the Chemistry Faculty of Saragossa, Josémaría Albareda.