Photos from Prelate's Meeting with Families in Argentina
On August 18, Bishop Javier Echevarría met with over 12,000 people at Los Molinos High School, near Buenos Aires. Once again, he asked everyone to pray especially for Pope Francis.
On a sunny winter afternoon, people from Argentina, Paraguay and Bolivia had a chance to listen to and ask questions of the Prelate of Opus Dei.
Image of our Lady of the Immaculate Conception, from Los Molinos high school.
A sketch of Saint Josemaría made by some students and given to the Prelate.
The Prelate asked those present to offer small mortifications from time to time for the Pope, who is faced with many problems. "How easy it is to be brothers and sisters among oursevles and children of the Holy Father," he said.
"Pope Francis is asking us for prayers, as Saint Josemaría did with his hand outstretched, because he needs your help." Soon after the get-together began, the Prelate insisted that "all of us should be telling our Lord right now: Lord, help the Pope."
Four students from the Buen Consejo School, located in Barracas, one of the poorest districts in Buenos Aires. Its pastoral care is entrusted to Opus Dei. Archbishop Bergoglio had a special love for this school, and recently as Pope asked the Vicar of Opus Dei in Argentina to pass on his regards to the students there.
When speaking about receiving God's forgiveness in Confession, the Prelate said: "Personally, it helps me a lot and keeps me cheerful."
March 12, 2014