"God is not removing you from your environment. He is not taking you away from the world, or from your condition in life, or from your noble human ambitions, or from your professional work ... But he wants you to be a saint - right there!” Saint Josemaría
Love for the Church and the Pope is the hallmark of every Christian. It was present in the daily life of Tomás and Paquita. Their children bear witness to the strength and naturalness with which they passed their love for the Pope on to them.
The essence of the Gospel message leads to a joy is inseparable from holiness. St. Josemaría lived and taught others to live the struggle for holiness joyfully. His constant affirmation was that Christian homes should always be bright and cheerful. Paquita and Tomas were able to reflect this spirit faithfully.
"I had a lot of problems and difficulties" says Susan, who works in the Housekeeping Department at Strathmore University in Kenya. She prayed for several years the prayer on the Alviras' prayer card, and found a solution for many of these worries.
Tomás and Paquita are a good example of the impact the spirit of the Work can have not only on family life but also on the running of educational institutions. Unity of life and fostering a family spirit are decisive factors for obtaining good results in the education of children.