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Limerick Historical Society to host Opus Dei Talk


Opus_Dei_cross.svgby Bernie English


THE STORY of two men who played a key role in the founding of the  Opus Dei foundation will be told at an evening organised by the Limerick Historical Society this Monday May 12, in Mary Immaculate College.

St. Josemaría founded the order in 1928, and the man, soon to be beatified by the Catholic Church, who was constantly at his side throughout the founding years was Alvaro Del Portillo who was elected to succeed Saint Josemaría at the helm of Opus Dei in 1975 and who will be Beatified in Madrid on September 27 next.

Both he and the Founder of Opus Dei worked and developed the embryonic apostolic foundation through the difficult years of the Spanish Civil War and the Second World War, putting down roots in countries all around the world in the aftermath of those cataclysmic events.

This presentation will deal with the events surrounding this phenomenon insofar as they relate to the life of Bishop Alvaro. It will look at how both Saint Josemaría and Alvaro del Portillo promoted the message of holiness in the middle of the world in war-torn Spain and later in many differing cultures across five continents.

Bernie English
Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ie
Bernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news.
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