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Getting to know St. Josemaría in Hong Kong and Macao

To celebrate the tenth anniversary of St. Josemaría’s canonization, presentations were scheduled in various parishes of Hong Kong. The series of presentations began in June 2012 and will continue throughout all of 2013. Each presentation is made up of several panels about the life, writings, message and legacy of St. Josemaría. In addition to his own books (in English and Chinese), other books are also offered: about spirituality, Catholic doctrine, on raising children, etc. A favorable circumstance is the fact that the diocese of Hong Kong celebrated in 2012 a “Year of the Laity.” In addition, many of the faithful accepted the challenge of the “Year of Faith,” and wanted to deepen their spiritual life by study and reading.

Some faithful of the Prelature also took the initiative of asking the Postal Service to print a special edition of stamps with twelve different images of the founder of Opus Dei, for the tenth anniversary of his canonization. Funds collected through the sale of the stamps will provide financial help to priests and seminarians who want to study at the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross in Rome.

The movie There Be Dragons, with subtitles in Chinese, was projected in Hong Kong on October 26, 27 and 28, and on November 3. It was shown in four different places in the city to enable many people to attend. Some people crossed the frontier from nearby cities of mainline China, such as Shenzhen and Guangzhou. Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun, bishop emeritus of Hong Kong, as well as a number of priests and religious, attended one of the projections. In Macao it was seen on November 10 and December 2.

Romana, No. 55, July-December 2012, p. 354-355.