Mass of St. Josemaría in Moscow
On October 10, the first Mass in honor of St. Josemaría was celebrated in the Russian capital, in the Catholic Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. The celebrant, Archbishop Tadeusz Kondrusiewicz, gave a brief biography of the saint, emphasizing the call to holiness in the midst of ordinary life preached by the Founder of Opus Dei.
Since his canonization on October 6, 2002, devotion to St. Josemaría has expanded to new countries. In some of these places the apostolic work of Opus Dei has begun in a stable way. This is the case in Russia, and also in Slovenia, Croatia, and Latvia.
Romana, No. 45, July-December 2007, p. 310.