Presentation of Saxum in Rome

On June 22, the cultural association ICEF organized in Rome a presentation of the Saxum project, a center of orientation and information for visitors and tour guides in the Holy Land that is being constructed a few miles from Jerusalem. Among those present were Bishop Javier Echevarría, Prelate of Opus Dei; Daniele Mancini, Ambassador of Italy to the Holy See; Sergio Utili, president of ICEF; Dino Collevati, representative of the Saxum Project in Italy; and Massimo Maria Caneva, president of AESI, the European Association of International Studies.

Bishop Echevarría said that Saxum is a “dream of St. Josemaría and of Blessed Álvaro.” And he asked for prayers so that there “the faith of the pilgrims will be strengthened to the point that on their return to their places of origin they might be apostolic men and women, capable of telling others that Jesus will never abandon us.” He also expressed gratitude for the generosity of all those working on the project and those who are helping out financially.

In his intervention, Italy’s ambassador to the Holy See, Daniele Mancini, stressed that the new center will have optimal conditions for reflection, prayer, and rest.

Romana, No. 60, January-June 2015, p. 118.