Masses in suffrage for the soul of Don Álvaro
On the occasion of the 15th anniversary of the death of the first successor of St. Josemaría, the Servant of God Álvaro del Portillo, Solemn Masses were celebrated in many cities throughout the world. The following are some examples:
In Paris, Msgr. Antoine de Rochebrune, Regional Vicar of the Prelature in France, celebrated Mass at the parish of Saint-Etienne-du-Mont.
In Bogotá, Msgr. Libardo Ramirez Gomez, Judicial Vicar of the Ecclesiastical Tribunal, celebrated in the Church of Christ the King.
In Vienna, Dr. Ludwig Juza, Regional Vicar of the Opus Dei Prelature, celebrated Mass in St. Peter Kirche.
In Puerto Rico, Archbishop Roberto Gonzalez Nieves, OFM, celebrated the Eucharist in the Church of San José de Caparra.
In Cebu, the Philippines, Msgr. Rommel Kintanar, celebrated Mass in the parish church of St. Joseph.
The Regional Vicar of Australia, Fr. Victor Martinez, celebrated Mass in the parish of St. Michael, Lane Cove (Sydney). Priests of the Prelature and of the Archdiocese of Sydney concelebrated with him.
Other celebrations took place in the Church of Our Lady in Amsterdam, the Church of Our Lady of Peace in Guatemala, the Church of St. John Bosco in Tegucigalpa, the Metropolitan Cathedral of San Salvador, the Church of the Miraculous Medal in San Isidro (Peru), the parish of San Ramon (Santiago, Chile), the Oratory of St. Josemaría in Lisbon, the Church of Santa Generosa in São Paulo, the parish of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel in Montevideo, and the parish of the Holy Family of Nazareth in Caracas, among many other cities throughout the world.
Romana, No. 48, January-June 2009, p. 126-127.