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News from Our Friends: The Certolina at Home in Saxum


On June 22, we were delighted to host our friends from Italy, the Amici di Saxum, at the Visitor Center. They had Mass in the chapel and brought a special Certolina with them. If you are not familiar with this term, you are not alone! The Certolina is a “ceramic postcard” (“cartolina ceramica”). There are 1000 certoline, which were a copy of the first Saxum stone and blessed by the Prelate of Opus Dei. These certoline were provided to each donor from Italy who gave 1000 euros to the Saxum project, for a total of 1 million euros.

The Certolina n.1 was a gift to the Prelate of Opus Dei, who inspired the project. And on June 22, the final Certolina n.1000 was placed in Saxum in memory of everyone’s prayers and generosity. We are honored to have this Certolina with us now, reminding us of our friends from Italy and all over the world. To see more of the ceremony, you can find a video from the Amici here.

We would love to hear from all of the Friends of Saxum from all different countries, whether you are Amici, Amigos, Friends, or Amis. Send your news to us and you might see yourself in the next newsletter!

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