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No. 35 • July - December 2002 • Page 343
 •  About saint Josemaría

Commemorative stamps of the Dominican Republic and Nicaragua

Some 50,000 stamps have been put into circulation in the Dominican Republic on the occasion of the centennial of Saint Josemaría’s birth. The presentation ceremony took place in Santo Domingo in the headquarters of the Dominican Postal Institute on August 29; among those attending was Cardinal Nicolas de Jesus Lopez Rodriguez. After the opening words and the singing of the national anthem, the director of the Institute gave a brief address. In his talk he noted that “just a few days before his canonization, it is an honor for the institution that I represent to be able to introduce a commemorative stamp of the founder of Opus Dei in the year of his centennial.” At the end he unveiled a large-sized silk screen reproduction of the stamp.

In Nicaragua, on November 28, in Managua’s National Palace of Culture, there was a presentation and launching of a postage stamp to commemorate the canonization of Josemaría Escrivá. The stamp has a photograph of the founder of Opus Dei and a hand written message that reads “Get to know Jesus, make him known, bring him everywhere.” The print run for the 2.50 cordoba stamp is 100,000 units.

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