On Saturday, September 16, 2000, people from all parts of Houston gathered at Rice University to attend the Symposium on the Family: An Oasis of Love. The guest speakers were Bill and Leigh Bowman of Arlington, Massachusetts, who, in conjunction with other parents, founded Montrose School, now in its twentieth year in the Boston area.
On October 1st Pope John Paul II canonized Josephine Bakhita, a Sudanese Canossian nun, in St. Peter's Square. The Madre Morenita (Little Brown Mother), as she was called, was beatified along with the founder of Opus Dei on May 17, 1992. Here is an article by the Prelate of Opus Dei on the occasion of this canonization. Posted 10/09/00.
On Saturday, 17 March, the Holy Father met the participants in a workshop on Novo millennio ineunte organized by the Prelature of Opus Dei.