Opus Dei Vicar General Visits Dualtech

Opus Dei Vicar General Visits Dualtech

“. . . the faithful of the Work involved in personal undertakings of Opus Dei should live in unity with each other and to live it with humility.”

On April 14, 2016, the Vicar General of Opus Dei, Msgr. Mariano Fazio, visited Dualtech to give two separate get-togethers: one with the faithful of the Prelature and some staff of Dualtech and the other one with the members of the Priestly Society of the Holy Cross in the Southern Tagalog Region. Highlights of the get-together were the latest news coming from the Prelate of Opus Dei, Bishop Javier Echevarria. His message was that the faithful of the Work involved in personal undertakings of Opus Dei should live in unity with each other and to live with humility and charity.

Considering the many souls that are being taken cared of in school, students and staff alike, everybody should breathe this spirit.  A one anecdote was his encounter with Pope Francis after his appointment as Vicar General. The Pope had given him a 55-minute audience and was pleased with his news. Jokingly, the Pope told him what the people are going to say that he received his appointment because he is a friend of the Pope back in Argentina. He  highlighted the humility of Pope Francis, in being open to suggestions on how to improve his role as the successor of Peter.

The role of the Vicar General of Opus Dei is to assist the Prelate in tasks of government. The Prelate can now focus more in his role as Father and shepherd to the faithful of the Work and those who attend the means of formation in Opus Dei. The apostolate and spiritual formation of Dualtech is entrusted to the Prelature of Opus Dei.

Msgr. Mariano Fazio was born in Buenos Aires on April 25, 1960. He studied History at the University of Buenos Aires and received a doctorate in Philosophy from the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross.
In 1991, he was ordained a priest by Saint John Paul II, after having worked for seven years in Ecuador as a professor of Philosophy of Law and editorial writer for the newspaper El Telégrafo.

From 1996 to 2002, in Rome, he was the first dean of the School of Church Communications, and then, from 2002 to 2008, the rector of the same university. During the same period, he was elected president of the Conference of Rectors of the Pontifical Universities of Rome.

In 2007, he was named an expert for the Fifth General Conference of Bishops of Latin America and the Caribbean, which was held in Aparecida, Brazil. Several months later, he returned to South America, where he has served, until now, as the Vicar of Opus Dei in Argentina, Paraguay and Bolivia.
He is the author of more than 20 books on modern society and the process of secularization. One of his recent books, Pope Francis: Keys to His Thought, has been translated into English. (Source



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