Montse Grases (1941-1959) was recently declared venerable by Pope Francis. She loved to swim, ride a bicycle, play tennis, and hike in the mountains. With a group of friends her own age, Montse spent her summer vacations in Seva, a small town in the foothills of a mountain range north of Barcelona.
Macheo ("sunrise" in Swahili) is an after-school support program for students from one of Africa's largest slums, Kibera, in Nairobi, Kenya. It is organized and staffed by students and teachers from Strathmore University, a corporate work of Opus Dei.
In response to Pope Francis’ call for practical acts of charity during the Jubilee Year of Mercy, groups of students from Netherhall House, an intercollegiate residence hall in London, have been making trips to Calais to help the refugees stranded there.
Some of the bishops celebrating Masses for the feast of Saint Josemaria in the United States this year are Archbishops Jose H. Gomez of Los Angeles and William E. Lori of Baltimore, and Bishops Robert J. Cunningham of Syracuse, New York, James V. Johnston, Jr., of Kansas City-St. Joseph, Missouri, Michael F. Olson of Fort Worth, Texas, Thomas John Paprocki of Springfield, Illinois, and Salvatore R. Matano of Rochester, New York.