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Prelate's Solemn Entrance into the Prelatic Church

On January 27, Msgr. Fernando Ocáriz made his solemn entrance into the Prelatic Church of Our Lady of Peace.

Before the Eucharistic celebration, he recollected himself in prayer in the Chapel of the Blessed Sacrament and in the crypt where the mortal remains of the previous Prelates, Blessed Alvaro del Portillo and Bishop Javier Echevarría, are interred.

At the doors of the prelatic church, Msgr. Ocáriz was received by Msgr. Guillaume Derville, who gave him a crucifix to kiss and offered him a holy water container with a sprinkler for the asperges.

Then the Prelate proceeded to the sacristy to vest himself for Mass, which was concelebrated by Mariano Fazio, the Vicar General; Antoni Pujals, Central Secretary Vicar; and Guillaume Derville, Ignacio de Celaya, José Javier Marcos, and José Andrés Carvajal.

After the veneration of the altar, beneath which repose the holy remains of St. Josemaría, the Prelate sat down in the cathedra and the Vicar General greeted him with the following words.

Romana, No. 64, January-June 2017, p. 20.