St. Josemaría Escrivá wrote in 1955: "In North America, a Shrine to the Mother of Fairest Love". Following that dream, a group of members and cooperators of Opus Dei based in California are planning to turn that suggestion into a reality. The promoters are actively searching for a piece of land that could host a Shrine dedicated to the Mother of the Fairest Love. They are also soliciting ideas and spiritual and financial support to bring such an ambitious project to a successful completion. For more information about this initiative visit their website: https://www.fairestloveshrine.org.
Midtown Educational Foundation guides low-income urban youth in Chicago along pathways of success. Its proven enrichment programs embrace the dignity of the person by focusing on academic excellence, virtue development, individual attention, and parental engagement. MEF operates through its Metro Achievement Center for girls and Midtown Center for boys in grades 4 – 12. Programs focus on Hispanic and African American youth, offering after-school and summertime growth opportunities that help students of average academic ability to achieve above-average results. Programs are rooted in Catholic moral and social teaching and embrace students regardless of their religious, racial, ethnic, or familial status. MEF received its original inspiration from Opus Dei, an institution of the Catholic Church, and continues today its partnership with Opus Dei.