Msgr. Fernando Ocáriz Braña, the international head of Opus Dei, made a trip to B.C. this month.

During his time here, he met with Archbishop J. Michael Miller, CSB, at the John Paul II Pastoral Centre, blessed the Copper Ridge Conference Centre near Britannia Beach, and met with various local Opus Dei communities.

Msgr. Ocáriz is the fourth person to lead Opus Dei since it was founded by St. Josemaria Escriva in Spain in 1928. Travelling with him were a few translators, though it turned out he didn’t need the help of translation to sit down with Archbishop Miller, who is fluent in Spanish.

(Agnieszka Ruck photo)

Msgr. Ocáriz also visited New York, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, Toronto, and Montreal during his North American tour.

More information about Opus Dei and his visit available here:

Msgr. Ocáriz at a new Opus Dei conference centre (still under construction) near Britannia Beach. He blessed the centre and planted a Dogwood tree at its entrance. (Photo courtesy of Opus Dei)