The founder of Opus Dei spent five summers in London between 1958 and 1962. He saw London as a great crossroads, where people from every nation and culture meet. From here the spiritual seed of Opus Dei’s message could be spread to the five continents. But seeing the wealth and history of this great capital, he felt a sense of discouragement: he had no means to carry out this enormous endeavour. Then God made him understand that He would help him: “You can’t, but I can.”
During the visit of the Prelate to London in 2017, he was able to see the fruits of the apostolate of the faithful of Opus Dei in London and the rest of Britain.