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Madrid, Spain -- Conference on the arts

St. Josemaría closely followed the beginnings of the Moncloa Student Residence, the model for other university centers throughout the world. He wanted to establish a center where university students could be formed in a climate of freedom, academic excellence and hard work, in order to serve society better, with an openness to all that is truly human, and grounded on a trusting conversation with God.

From its beginning, a good number of artists, writers and poets received formation there. The Moncloa 2000 Foundation each year organizes the “Josemaría Escrivá de Balaguer Conference on the Arts,” bringing together writers and artists distinguished by the quality of their work and by the Christian and human meaning that inspires it.

This year the writer Carlos Pujol was invited to give the address that took place on December 19th. Among those attending were artists, poets and novelists. The talk was followed by a discussion on contemporary Spanish authors.

Romana, No. 49, July-December 2009, p. 345.