Sport, properly directed, develops character, makes a person courageous, a generous loser, and a gracious victor; it refines the senses, gives intellectual penetration, and steels the will to endurance. It is not merely a physical development then. Sport, rightly understood, is an occupation of the whole person, and while perfecting the body as an instrument of the mind, it also makes the mind itself a more refined instrument for the search and communication of truth…”
Tomás and Paquita are a good example of the impact the spirit of the Work can have not only on family life but also on the running of educational institutions. Unity of life and fostering a family spirit are certainly decisive factors for obtaining good results in the education of children.
St. Josemaría was canonised in 2002 and his feast day is 26 June. Information about his life, and favours granted through his intercession, are available here(https://opusdei.org/en-ke/section/saint-josemaria/). To mark the occasion, Masses will be celebrated in different cities and towns across East Africa. In many of these Masses, priests will be available for Confessions half an hour before the beginning of Mass. Mass details are given below.