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St. Josemaria Taught Me How to Work with Love

In 1965, Ana Lorente came to Rome to work, at St. Josemaria's request. A nurse by profession, she also specializes in photography. For 10 years she took photos of various activities, encounters and large get-togethers that St. Josemaria had during that time. On June [...]
Tags: Alvaro del Portillo, Holiness, Work, June 26, Our Lady of Peace, Josemaria Escriva
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"Read the Pope's encouraging words on the family"

Opus Dei is celebrating a Marian year for the family. On convoking it, you asked the members of the Work to pray to our Lady for families, thus uniting themselves to the intentions of Pope Francis. What is the present situation of the family, what [...]
Tags: Alvaro del Portillo, Church, Opus Dei prelate, Priesthood, Our Lady, family, Pope Francis
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Blessed Alvaro, a Key Figure in the History of Opus Dei

The theme of the monographic study section of Volume 9 of the journal Studia et Documenta is Msgr. Alvaro del Portillo, who was beatified on September 27, 2014 - in the centenary year of his birth. A series of four articles, preceded by an [...]
Tags: Alvaro del Portillo, Study, Pope John Paul II, Opus Dei, St Josemaria Historical Institute
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Dora del Hoyo Speaks About Saint Josemaria

In an interview dating from September 2000, Dora del Hoyo talks about her first impressions of Saint Josemaria. She stresses his love for the Holy Father. Dora del Hoyo Alonso was born on January 11, 1914, in Boca de Huergano, a small town in northern [...]
Tags: Alvaro del Portillo, Little things, Pope, Ordinary life, Vocation, Josemaria Escriva, Dora del Hoyo, home-making
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Saint Josemaria and Our Lady of Montserrat

St Josemaria had a lot of devotion to Our Lady of Montserrat. Records exist of frequent visits made by him to the shrine of Our Lady of Montserrat in Barcelona, Spain, during the 1940s, especially towards the end of 1946, the year when he moved [...]
Tags: Abandonment to God, Alvaro del Portillo, Sickness, The Will of God, Josemaria Escriva
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"The Way of the Cross" in Vietnamese

The Way of Cross is now available in Vietnamese under the title “Đường Thánh Giá." The 3rd book by Saint Josemaria Escriva officially translated into Vietnamese, it was published in Ho Chi Minh City just in time for Holy Week 2015.* The other books of Saint [...]
Tags: Alvaro del Portillo, books, The Way of the Cross, Josemaria Escriva
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"Families, the world needs your witness"

Video, with English subtitles. Prelate's words of encouragement to families in his homily at the September 28 Mass of thanksgiving for the beatification of Alvaro del Portillo.
Tags: Alvaro del Portillo, Opus Dei prelate, family
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Saxum, a peace project

Inspired by Saint Josemaria Escriva and Blessed Alvaro del Portillo, Saxum will help pilgrims to the Holy Land to enter into the life of Christ so that "we can close our eyes and contemplate his life, watching it like a movie". The Saxum project is a [...]
Tags: Alvaro del Portillo, Conversion, Gospel, Holy Land, In the footprints of our Faith
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Highlights of Alvaro del Portillo's Beatification

Video. A 36 min. video with highlights from the events in Madrid and Rome for the beatification of Alvaro del Portillo. The Solemn Mass was celebrated by Cardinal Angelo Amato on September 27, 2014. It was attended by more than two hundred thousand of faithful. [...]
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A joyful, crowded 21st century pilgrimage

By Carolyn Moynihan www.mercatornet.com. Recently the Pew Research Centre reported that nearly three-quarters of the American public sees the influence of religion waning. The headline, which I saw on my phone a couple of weeks later, made me smile because I was on my way home [...]
Tags: Alvaro del Portillo, Faith, Church, Beatification