Blessed Alvaro del Portillo

Blessed Alvaro del Portillo

Since his death in 1994, thousands of people have testified in writing to the memory of Bishop Alvaro del Portillo: his kindness, the warmth of his smile, his humility, his supernatural courage, and the peace of mind his words inspired in them.

Dora del Hoyo

Dora del Hoyo

Dora del Hoyo was the first numerary assistant in Opus Dei. St. Josemaría found in this spiritual daughter of his a faithful and dedicated woman with great human gifts, who always said yes to God.

José Luis Múzquiz

José Luis Múzquiz

Fr. Joseph (José Luis Múzquiz de Miguel) was born in 1912 in Badajoz, Spain. He helped St. Josemaria spread Opus Dei to many countries, especially the United States.

Isidoro Zorzano

Isidoro Zorzano

Isidoro Zorzano was born in Buenos Aires on September 13, 1902. His parents were Spanish, and the family moved back to Spain from Argentina when he was still quite young.

Montse Grases

Montse Grases

While still quite young, Grases (Spain, 1941-1959) received God’s call to serve him in ordinary life. During the sickness that led to her death, she gave exemplary witness to her friends and relatives of the peace that comes from closeness to God.

Toni Zweifel

Toni Zweifel

Toni Zweifel was born on February 15, 1938 in Verona, Italy. His mother Antonia was Italian and his father, Giusto Zweifel, was a Swiss textile manufacturer. He was baptized on February 26.

Ernesto Cofiño

Ernesto Cofiño

Dr. Ernesto Cofiño was born in Guatemala City on June 5, 1899. He was a strong defender of human life, right from conception, and inspired organizations that work for the good of future mothers, street children and orphans.

Guadalupe Ortiz de Landázuri

Guadalupe Ortiz de Landázuri

Guadalupe Ortiz de Landazuri was born in Madrid in 1916 on the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe. One of the first women in Opus Dei, she began its apostolic work with women in Mexico.

Jose Maria Hernandez Garnica

Jose Maria Hernandez Garnica

Jose Maria Hernandez Garnica was born in Madrid on November 17, 1913, and died in Barcelona on December 7, 1972.

Tomás and Paquita Alvira

Tomás and Paquita Alvira

Faithful to the spirit of Opus Dei, the couple passed on to their children and to many other people their example of Christian life and marriage, of a “bright and cheerful home,” as St. Josemaria used to say.

Eduardo Ortiz de Landazuri

Eduardo Ortiz de Landazuri

A doctor and university teacher, he put all of his knowledge and skill at the service of God and the sick. His untiring dedication to his patients and his wife and seven children was the result of his great love for God and our Lady.

Laura Busca

Laura Busca

Laura Busca Otaegui (called “Laurita” by those who knew her well) was born on November 3, 1912 in Zumárraga, in the Basque region of Spain. The wife of Eduardo Ortiz de Landázuri, she died in Pamplona on October 11, 2000.

Encarnita Ortega

Encarnita Ortega

In 1941 she attended a retreat preached by St. Josemaria Escrivá in Alaquas (Valencia) and received from God the grace of a vocation to Opus Dei.