The journalist German Yanke is an excellent raconteur with many years' radio experience. He talks about something he heard directly from his fellow-journalist Alberto Miguez, who once went to lunch with St Josemaria.
On May 2, 1935, St Josemaria, founder of Opus Dei, went on a pilgrimage to the shrine of Sonsoles, Spain. When he got home again he decided to honour our Lady in that way every May, with a simple, penitential pilgrimage.
Torreciudad is a shrine dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary, in Aragon in the north of Spain. Devotion to Our Lady of Torreciudad dates back to the eleventh century. The new Shrine, built under the guidance of the founder of Opus Dei, Saint Josemaría Escriva, was inaugurated on 7 July 1975.