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Pope Francis: Blessed Alvaro loved and served the Church with a heart devoid of any worldly interest

Madrid, 27 September: The beatification of Alvaro del Portillo, the first successor of St. Josemaria as head of Opus Dei, took place this morning before a massive crowd, in a ceremony presided over by the delegate of Pope Francis, Cardinal Angelo Amato, who was [...]
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September 27: Pope Francis’ letter

Pope Francis’ letter to Msgr. Javier Echevarría, Prelate of Opus Dei, on the occasion of the beatification of Alvaro del Portillo. Dear brother, The beatification of the Servant of God Álvaro del Portillo, faithful collaborator of St Josemaría Escrivá and his first successor at the head of [...]
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Bishop Alvaro del Portillo, a portrait of faithfulness

Video. Phillipines. Bishop Alvaro touched the lives of hundreds of thousands around the world, who are looking forward to his beatification in September 2014. He was an exemplary pastor in the service of all souls, according to many in the Church. He also inspired many social [...]
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John Paul II and Alvaro del Portillo

Video. A brief video about the friendship between John Paul II and Bishop Alvaro del Portillo.
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People from 80 different nationalities expected in Madrid

The future blessed was the first successor of St. Josemaria Escriva de Balaguer at the head of Opus Dei. People from 80 different nationalities have confirmed their attendance in Valdebebas (Madrid) at the beatification on Saturday 27 September of Alvaro del Portillo. The ceremony will take [...]
Tags: Alvaro del Portillo, Charity, Church, Pope John Paul II, Holiness, Solidarity, Our Lady of Peace, Beatification
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St Josemaria speaks about Alvaro del Portillo

The feast day of Blessed Alvaro del Portillo will be celebrated for the first time on May 12, 2015. He was beatified on September 27, 2014, in Madrid, Spain, the city where he was born. St Josemaria, founder of Opus Dei, chose Alvaro when he [...]
Tags: Alvaro del Portillo, Faithfulness, Fortitude, Generosity, Holiness, Virtues, Josemaria Escriva
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EWTN Live Broadcast of Beatification

EWTN will broadcast live the beatification Mass of Alvaro del Portillo, which will take place on Saturday, September 27, from 12 noon to 2 p.m. Madrid time (6 a.m. - 8 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time/New York time). The beatification Mass will be carried live on all [...]
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Blessings, a tribute to Bishop Alvaro del Portillo

Philippines. Faith Anne Buenaventura-Alcazaren is a mother to a little girl turning three yrs old, a wife to a neurosurgeon, and a pediatrician beginning her practice in several institutions in the Philippines. Iris V. Buenaventura, a pediatrician practicing in Manila, Philippines. They participated [...]
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New Biography of Alvaro del Portillo

This new biography, "Saxum: The Life of Alvaro del Portillo," was written in anticipation of Bishop del Portillo’s beatification on September 27 in Madrid. The author, John F. Coverdale, worked in Rome for seven years alongside Saint Josemaria and Alvaro del Portillo. A historian [...]
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Everything done for love is big

"Reflect on the fact that one of the chief characteristics of our Father’s [Saint Josemaria’s] spirit was the marvellous intertwining—in a heart so huge, in a soul that flew so high—of love and small things, perceptible only to pupils dilated by love. Domine, ut aperiantur [...]
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