Alvaro del Portillo's Beatification
Bishop Alvaro del Portillo
At the core of his message to all priests, after underlining the need for personal struggle for Holiness, he always spoke softly yet forcefully on the need for loyalty and Love for the Church.
Video. Less than a month remains for the beatification of Bishop Alvaro del Portillo, the first successor of St. Josemaria. We offer a trailer of the video: "An African smile". In this video Nigerians talk about what Don Alvaro means to them.
Special timetable for the Beatification
A place of prayer, housing the mortal remains of Saint Josemaría Escrivá and Bishop Alvaro.
Video. A teacher, a father, a man of God, a faithful man... these are the memories different people who met Bishop del Portillo.
Official Website of the Beatification of Alvaro del Portillo
All the information about the Beatification of Bishop Alvaro del Portillo, the first successor of St. Josemaria, is available here.
St Josemaria is a good guide to the many places in Rome that he himself visited to draw faith from the witness of the early Christians. This collection reveals the main traces of the history of the Catholic Church that are to be found in Rome, the Eternal City. Download in epub format.
The new prayer card of Saint Josemaria en Turkish has just come out.
In the download section of the website, we offer the prayer card of the Founder of Opus Dei in more than 75 languages, such as in Tamil (India), Kazakh, Armenian, etc.
In the Footprints of our Faith
“And immediately, while he was still speaking, a cock crowed. The Lord turned and looked at Peter. And Peter remembered the word of the Lord, how he had said to him, ‘Before the cock crows today, you will deny me three times.’ And he went out and wept bitterly” (Luke 22:60-62).
The part of Jerusalem where this episode took place was on the eastern slope of Mount Sion, not far from the Cenacle (the room of the Last Supper). In the time of Jesus this was a residential district, looking over the Cedron and Hinnom valleys.
August 23, 1971
So we know little about the extraordinary graces that he received. But we do know some of them: for instance, that of August 23, 1971, in Caglio, northern Italy.
Talking to God
Dear Lady, Mother of God and my Mother, not in the remotest way do I wish that you may ever be anything less than Mistress and Empress of the whole of creation.
St. Josemaria Institute
I don’t know if St Josemaria took his inspiration from St Augustine on the numerous occasions when he preached this message. But whether or not the Founder of Opus Dei was inspired by the great Doctor of the Church, the echo is undeniable. Each Saint puts his finger on the tension within every Christian heart between human and divine love.
Favours obtained through Saint Josemaria's intercession
The possibility arose that I might move to a different workplace still with the same company. It would be closer to home and with different responsibilities. A friend gave me the Novena for Work...
I want to bear witness to a favor from Saint Josemaria that has been granted to me today. I suffer from severe lactose intolerance, and since I could hardly eat anything on offer, I decided not to pay the charge for the university campus restaurant.
Questions & Answers
In Christian usage, the word “church” designates the liturgical assembly, but also the local community or the whole universal community of believers. These three meanings are inseparable. “The Church” is the People that God gathers in the whole world.