First pastoral letter of Monsignor Fernando Ocáriz for the faithful of the prelature of Opus Dei.
My dear children: may Jesus watch over my daughters and sons for me!
You will understand how moved I am in writing you, and calling you my daughters and sons for the first time. Right from the evening of Monday the 23rd, your sisters and brothers in Rome began to call me Father. They did so with a naturalness and spontaneity that surprised and moved me ...
"I dream — and the dream has come true — of multitudes of God’s children, sanctifying themselves as ordinary citizens, sharing the ambitions and endeavours of their colleagues and friends.”