Meditations: May 12, Blessed Alvaro del Portillo
Some reflections that can assist our prayer on May 12, the feast day of Blessed Alvaro del Portillo.
Blessed Alvaro, our Family Patron
Mary Agbu, a supernumerary of Opus Dei in Nigeria, talks about her husband and nine children and their devotion to Blessed Alvaro del Portillo.
"All Christians can offer their work to God"
In an encounter with people in Chicago in 1988, Blessed Alvaro del Portillo spoke about the founding of Opus Dei on October 2, 1928.
Blessed Alvaro del Portillo Newsletter No. 10 (2022)
Blessed Alvaro del Portillo, Saint Josemaría's first successor at the head of Opus Dei, was beatified on 27 September 2014. His feast is celebrated on 12 May, the day on which he made his First Holy Communion at the age of seven in 1921. We offer a recent Newsletter about his love for the Holy Mass.
Prayer of Blessed Alvaro to Our Lady of Fatima
Blessed Alvaro del Portillo, whose feast day is celebrated on May 12, made a pilgrimage to Fatima in January 1989 to pray for the Church and the world. Here are the words of the prayer that he read out loud.
"Born with a catholic, universal heart"
Blessed Alvaro del Portillo was born on 11 March 1914. In this brief video he speaks about the message of Opus Dei, suited for all men and women in the middle of the world who want to strive for holiness.
25 Years in Uganda: "I came to cast fire"
Some words written down on a piece of paper by Don Alvaro del Portillo for the late Edith Katama, who helped begin Opus Dei's apostolic work in Uganda.
Blessed Alvaro del Portillo Newsletter No. 9 (2022)
Blessed Alvaro del Portillo, Saint Josemaria's first successor at the head of Opus Dei, was consecrated as a bishop by St John Paul II on 6 January 1991. On the anniversary of this occasion, we offer a Newsletter dedicated to his efforts to drive the new evangelisation.
Blessed Alvaro del Portillo Newsletter No. 8 (2021)
Alvaro del Portillo, Saint Josemaria's first successor at the head of Opus Dei, was beatified on 27 September 2014. A newsletter focusing on the central role of friendship and fraternity in his life.
A Love That Transforms The World
An article by Cardinal Angelo Amato published in "L’Osservatore Romano" on 29 April 2021, for the presentation of a book collecting favors received through the intercession of Blessed Alvaro del Portillo.