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 ...
"Each day be conscious of your duty to be a saint. A saint! And that doesn't mean doing strange things. It means a daily struggle in the interior life and in heroically fulfilling your duty right through to the end.”