Dora del Hoyo, A Professional Homemaker
Dora del Hoyo Alonso was born on January 11, 1914, in Boca de Huergano, a small town in northern Spain. Through her family, she learned to love the work of the home and to value working hard and well. Her example helped many to value ordinary work as a means of growing closer to God. Her cause of canonization opened on June 18, 2012.
Time For Others
"Diligence is a virtue that especially characterized Dora," recalls Ma. Carmen Cominges, "She really knew how to maximize her time. It was typical to hear her say, 'As I have a few minutes to spare, I'm going to take advantage of them.'"
Dora del Hoyo’s Cause Advances
On October 24 in Rome, at the closing of the first phase of the Servant of God's cause of canonization, Bishop Javier Echevarria summed up her life with these words: "serenity, peace, desires to be faithful."
"I want what this lady has!"
Olga Medina worked with Dora del Hoyo for five years. She describes what she learned from watching Dora in action, and how Dora helped her approach her own work in a new, more profound way.
To send news about a favor received
If you have received a favor through the intercession of Dora del Hoyo, you can use an online form to share this good news with the Office for the Cause of the Saints of the Prelature of Opus Dei. This will help show the effectiveness of Dora's intercession and spread devotion to her.
Dora helped me get to my new job in Iloilo City
Dora was born on January 11, 1914. On this anniversary we report a favour from the Philippines.
Job-searching can be one of the most challenging periods of one's professional life. Here's how Dora's intercession helped one person find work then he needed it.
Dora looks after my mother
My mother has no short-term memory, so if she loses something, it can be very difficult to find it. Unless we pray to Dora...
Dora, always in my way
We have so many reasons to thank Dora! Many things have happened to me and my family and friends, thanks to Dora's intercession. I ask pardon for taking so long to record it all...
A wife for my son
I prayed the prayer card asking Dora to intercede so that my oldest son, who lives in the United States, would meet a nice girl.
All Favors Big and Small
I would like to thank Dora because she always helps me when I ask her for things while I'm working...
"Dora, A Woman Coherent with Her Christian Life"
With the recent passing of Bishop Javier Echevarria, we recall with gratitude this interview he did back in 2012 about Dora del Hoyo. Present at the recent closure of the first phase of her canonization cause, Mons. Echevarria spoke in a moving way about Dora, calling her "a very feminine woman, with a strong personality, a serious professional, respectful and attentive to all - a woman who loved a lot."