Masses of June 26th
Around June 26th, Masses in honor of St. Josemaría were celebrated throughout the world, organized by faithful of the Prelature, cooperators and friends. Here are some of them:
Almaty, Kazakhstan (June 22, 2019)
On June 22, Bishop José Luis Mumbiela Sierra, bishop of the diocese of the Holy Trinity in Almaty, presided over the concelebration of the Holy Mass in honor of St. Josemaría in the cathedral. During the celebration, the bishop expressed his gratitude for the beginning of the stable apostolic work of Opus Dei in Kazakhstan twenty-two years ago. The Regional Vicar of Opus Dei in Kazakhstan and several other priests participated in the concelebration.
The Hague, Netherlands (June 26, 2019)
For the first time, a Mass was celebrated in honor of St. Josemaría in a centrally located church in The Hague. The city is the seat of the Dutch government, the diplomatic corps, and various international institutions, including the International Court of Justice. Although there is no center of the Prelature in that city, some of its faithful live there and carry out apostolic activities.
Casablanca, Morocco (June 26, 2019)
On June 26, also for the first time, a Mass in memory of St. Josemaría was celebrated in Casablanca, in the church of Anfa Maârif.
Various other celebrations on the African continent
In addition to the celebrations in countries where stable apostolic work of the Prelature is present, news of other Masses around June 26 have reached the Romana editorial office: in Cotonou (Benin), in the church of Bon Pasteur; in Accra (Ghana), in the church of Mary Mother of Good Counsel; in Bissau (Guinea Bissau), in the Cathedral Nossa Senhora da Candelária; in Dakar (Senegal), in the church of Sacré-Cûur in rue Malenfant; in Lomé (Togo), in the Sanctuaire du Très Saint Sacrement; and in other countries in the various regions of Africa.
Romana, n. 68, January-June 2019, p. 107.