By Joseph A. Vidal
In keeping with its predominantly lay membership, Opus Dei is characterized by a family spirit. In the gatherings which took place on these trips, St. Josemarίa did not preach in any formal sense; they were get-togethers filled with questions and answers. And those for whom Opus Dei has opened up unsuspected horizons of sanctity and apostolate in the world find it natural to call the founder and President-General of Opus Dei simply "Father." Following is an account of some events on St. Josemarίa’s 1972 trip.