Number of articles: 17

Don Alvaro in times of pandemic

Last night God put in my heart an urgency to write this letter and that is why I got up early today, and here I am writing it. It all started with my son: he had acute asthma and was not responding to any treatment.


His name is Álvaro

Life is a gift that comes through the love of parents. But that gift requires efforts, often unexpected and even heroic. Sometimes even the life of the mother and the child on the way hang by a thread.


Devotion to Don Alvaro in a Congo prison

Handing out Don Alvaro’s prayer cards in Kinshasa’s central prison (D. R. of the Congo).


Blessed Alvaro del Portillo Newsletter No 7 (2020)

A newsletter of Blessed Alvaro del Portillo on promoting social initiatives.


In the Footsteps of Blessed Alvaro

Blessed Alvaro liked to “visit” Mary by praying the rosary while walking or traveling to a specific Marian shrine or even simpler places with her image. During the years he lived in Rome, he discovered many lesser-known sanctuaries of popular devotion around the city.


Novena for Serenity to Blessed Alvaro

A novena to ask God for serenity and peace of heart through the intercession of Blessed Alvaro del Portillo, who died on 23 March 1994.

Álvaro del Portillo

Dora & Blessed Alvaro: Sanctifying the Ordinary

The stories of Dora del Hoyo and Blessed Alvaro del Portillo - both in process of canonization - are very much connected. Both responded with fidelity to God's call to spread throughout the world the message that all of us can be saints in ordinary life, through ordinary work.

Life and Stories