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Pastoral Trips

Portugal, March 20-22, 2015

The Prelate of Opus Dei’s pastoral trip to Portugal, from the 20th to the 22nd of March, began with a moment of prayer in the Capelinha of the apparitions at the Shrine of Fatima.

On Saturday the 21st, Bishop Echevarría had a meeting with over a thousand people—faithful and friends of Opus Dei—at the Planalto School. The Prelate encouraged those present to live the liturgical period of Lent with “a constant concern to make the others happy,’ seeking a conversion of heart “in family life, in life together, in the environments of daily professional work.” Those attending asked Bishop Echevarría about unity in families, the vocation of children, the difficulties and demands of courtship, and the compatibility of a life of intense prayer with a day of very demanding work.

During his stay in Portugal, the Prelate visited several people who were gravely ill. He also met with young people who take part in the apostolates of the Prelature and with married couples who are helping bring forward various schools whose spiritual care is entrusted to the Work.

Romana, No. 60, January-June 2015, pag. 58.