On June 26, the feast of St. Josemaría Escrivá, the Bishop of Getafe (Madrid), Joaquín María López de Andújar, presided at the blessing ceremony of the premises and the house that form part of the parish being built in honor of this saint, founder of Opus Dei, in the municipality of Alcorcón, Spain.
The complex is the work of architect Margarita García Pinilla and has a budget of 1.1 million euros, to be paid for with donations from the faithful, voluntary contributions and subscriptions.
The first stone was laid in 2010, and after five years, in which mass has been celebrated in different places of the municipality, finally the premises and the house where the pastor, the priest D. José Juan Lozano, will live are going to be inaugurated.
In the assembly hall, which will serve as a temple from now on, the altarpiece and the figure of the Virgin Mary stand out.The work of the sculptor D. Juan Carlos Martínez Moybelonging to the Granda Art Workshops.
The altarpiece is based on an idea of the parish priest, and is intended to be a universal call to holiness. It depicts St. Josemaría Escrivá and Blessed Álvaro del Portillo, mingled with people going about their daily activities. Both surround the illuminated tabernacle. The landscape includes buildings typical of Alcorcón: the castles and the parish church of Santa María la Blanca, all of which were first sculpted in clay and then reproduced in resin. The last step is the polychrome.
The process of elaboration of the figure of the Virgin has been similar, although in this case the idea is original to Martínez Moy. For her and the Child Jesus, he has used idealized real models, thus combining the idea of humanity and divinity.
The Virgin and Jesus smile, because the Child and his mother play hide-and-seek, 'cuckoo', as God plays and seems to hide sometimes in the life of his creatures ('latens Deitas', 'hidden God' as it says on many tabernacles).