90th Anniversary Picnic Held at Lacy Park

On Sunday, September 30th, friends and family from all over Southern California joined in a family picnic to celebrate Opus Dei’s 90th anniversary.  This fun family event was held at Lacy Park in San Marino.  Guests were welcomed with colorful decorations (including giant golden “90” balloons!), delicious desserts, a welcoming picture of founder Saint Josemaría, and the camaraderie and cheer of a true family reunion. 

 

Young and old enjoyed the convivial atmosphere beneath the Sycamore trees - catching up with old friends, meeting new faces, and trading tales of first encounters with the Work all across the globe.  Informative remarks reminded all of the variety of programs currently available for formation, as well as the exciting prospect of a future shrine to Our Lady of Fairest Love in the Los Angeles area.  A special blessing arrived towards the end in the form of a brief rain shower to cool us off in the heat!  Special thanks to Amanda Matranga, Dora Olaiz, Julia Boles, and Carol DeTesanos Pinto for coordinating this happy event.