The Prelate of Opus Dei, Bishop Javier Echevarría, has convoked a Marian year that will begin on December 28 to pray for families. This date is the liturgical feast of the Holy Family. The Marian year will end on the same feast day in 2015, which will be held on December 27.
The Prelate said that the aim of this year is "to place in our Lady's hands all the needs of the Church and of mankind, and to follow faithfully the Pope's intentions."
He has extended this invitation to all those who receive Christian formation through activities organized by the Prelature.
Among other possible ways to live this Marian year, the Prelate suggests praying as a family and with special devotion the traditional prayers dedicated to the Mother of God, such as the Rosary and the Angelus. "Through our Lady," Bishop Echevarría said, "our Lord will pour forth abundant graces for the Church and for society."