"Each day be conscious of your duty to be a saint. A saint! And that doesn't mean doing strange things. It means a daily struggle in the interior life and in heroically fulfilling your duty right through to the end.” Saint Josemaría
On his way to Mexico 50 years ago, Saint Josemaria landed at the Madrid airport on 14 May 1970. Some journalists were eager to interview him there. Javier Ayesta, who accompanied him that afternoon, tells us what happened during those hours.
"But what can I do?" On seeing so many needy people in the streets of Mazatlan (a coastal city in Mexico), Amparo asked herself what she could do to help. Today, more than 15 years later, Amparo’s question has found a clear answer.
Guadalupe Ortiz de Landázuri was one of the first women of Opus Dei to come to Mexico. She was only in Mexico for six years, but it gave her enough time to start a student residence in Mexico City, a retreat center in Montefalco, and a school in Culiacán. Guadalupe will be declared blessed on May 18, 2019, in Madrid, Spain.
Guadalupe Ortiz de Landázuri, who helped begin Opus Dei's apostolic activities in Mexico, strove to provide Christian formation to people from all social backgrounds, including young women mired in poverty in farm villages.
Lucina is the director and co-founder of a school in Mexico named after Guadalupe Ortiz de Landázuri. Started in 2013 and with a little over a hundred graduates, the school is making a big difference among the inhabitants of Michoacán.