La Réunion, France -- First retreat on the island
On May 31, the solemnity of Pentecost, the first day of recollection preached by a priest of the Prelature took place on the French island of La Réunion, near Madagascar in the Indian Ocean. Promoted by a number of cooperators on the island, the activity was attended by about twenty people interested in sanctifying their ordinary life. Bishop Gilbert Aubry of La Réunion thanked the preacher, who had flown in from Paris, for his assistance and expressed his desire that the spirit of Opus Dei would assist in the work of evangelization on the island.
Romana, No. 48, January-June 2009, p. 148.