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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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New Audience with Pope Francis

The Prelate extended his Christmas greetings to the Pope. After the audience he remarked that “when you spend time with the Pope, you always have the conviction that you have been with a good Father.” And he added: “The Holy Father encouraged us to continue our [...]
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Audience with Pope Francis

On Friday October 18, at 11.30 am, the Holy Father received the Prelate of Opus Dei, Bishop Javier Echevarría, in a private audience. After the audience the Prelate remarked: "The Holy Father expressed his joy at seeing the Prelature's apostolic work and gave his apostolic blessing [...]
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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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Alvaro del Portillo to be Beatified

This morning Pope Francis signed decrees approving a miracle obtained through the intercession of Blessed John Paul II and another attributed to the intercession of the Venerable Bishop Alvaro del Portillo, first successor of Saint Josemaría as the head of Opus Dei. They are, respectively, the [...]
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Bishop Echevarría: “A happy Coincidence”

Statement of Bishop Javier Echevarría concerning the approval of miracles attributed to John Paul II and Alvaro del Portillo, the Pope’s decision to proceed with the Canonization of John XXIII, and other canonization processes. The announcement of the forthcoming canonization of Blessed John Paul II and [...]
Tags: Alvaro del Portillo, Javier Echevarria, Pope John Paul II, Opus Dei prelate, Beatification
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June 26, Feast-day of St Josemaria, in Rome: follow it in twitter

This evening starting 7 p.m. local time, we will be twittering St Josemaria's Mass in Rome. The Mass will be at Basílica de San Eugenio (Via delle Belle Arti, 10). See the page following the link: @St_Josemaria
Tags: Javier Echevarria, Opus Dei prelate, June 26, Holy Mass, twitter
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Prelate’s Audience with Pope Francis

The Prelate wished to manifest to the Pope the affection and unity of intentions of all the Prelature’s faithful. At present, the Prelature has 90,000 faithful, of whom 2,051 are priests, and the rest are men and women who strive to attain holiness in the [...]
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