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Álvaro del Portillo, the "rock" of Opus Dei and the mission in Asia

by Nirmala Carvalho Mumbai (AsiaNews) - "Asia was always very close to the heart of Mgr Alvaro". This was clear when the first members of the Opus Dei arrived in New Delhi in 1993. On that occasion, he asked the world "to pray for the beginning [...]
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Former leader of Opus Dei to be beatified

By Susan Gately Alvaro del Portillo, who died in 1994, had strong links with Ireland and is well remembered here. The community of Opus Dei in Ireland has warmly welcomed the news that the successor of Josemaría Escrivá, is to be beatified in September 2014. The [...]
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Letter from the Prelate on the Beatification

My dear children: may Jesus watch over my daughters and sons for me! With great gratitude to God, I want to inform you that yesterday afternoon, shortly after returning from India, I received confirmation that the Holy Father Francis has decreed, accepting my petition (given the [...]
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Beatification for Alvaro del Portillo

The successor of Saint Josemaría Escrivá will be beatified in Madrid, his native city, and where he met the founder of Opus Dei, and was ordained a priest. Alvalro del Portillo dedicated his life to teaching people how to find God in their everyday lives. [...]
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Alvaro del Portillo to be beatified in Madrid

Rome, I-22-2014. After Pope Francis’s approval of the required miracle and the formal declaration of the Congregation for the Causes of the Saints (5 July 2013), the Holy See has confirmed in a letter dated 21 January 2014 that the Holy Father (at [...]
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Don Flavio Capucci, Postulator of the cause of canonization of St Josemaria, dies in Rome

Flavio Capucci was born in Romano Brianza, Como, Italy, on February 19, 1946. When he was still a boy, his family moved to Naples. He first met Opus Dei through some school friends, and later on, in 1964, asked to be admitted to it as [...]
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Brief biography of Bishop Alvaro del Portillo (1914-1994)

Alvaro del Portillo was born in Madrid, Spain, on March 11, 1914, the third of eight children of a Mexican mother, Clementina Diez de Sollano, and a Spanish father, Ramon del Portillo y Pardo. After receiving his secondary education at El Pilar School (Madrid), he [...]
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Chronology of the Cause of Canonization of Bishop Alvaro del Portillo

23 March 1994: he died in Rome, with a reputation for holiness. That same day, 23 March, Blessed John Paul II went to pray beside his mortal remains. 19 February 1997: Bishop Javier Echevarría, Prelate of Opus Dei, appointed Monsignor Flavio Capucci as Postulator of the [...]
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Some testimonies about Bishop Alvaro del Portillo

Brief comments about Bishop Alvaro del Portillo taken from communications sent by some well-known people in the Church and society. John Paul II: He was an example of fortitude, trust in divine providence and fidelity to the See of Peter (Telegram to the Vicar General of [...]
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A man ‘immersed in God’

One of the many great things about Blessed John Paul II was his willingness to disregard protocol when reasons of the heart required it. One such example took place on the late afternoon of 23rd March 1994 when the Polish pontiff left the Vatican to [...]
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