Citing an encyclical of St. John Paul II, Bishop Alvaro del Portillo urges us to spread the Gospel message with "apostolic courage."
"Men and women who are humble"
In considering the Gospel scene of the Visitation, Bishop Alvaro del Portillo writes: "Let us learn from our Lady. If we truly are eager for the divine Master to increase our faith, let us be humble."
Beseeching our Lady for the Church
In a 1987 Letter, Bishop Alvaro del Portillo asks us to feel "the urgency to take upon our own shoulders the needs of the Church, dedicating our entire life."
Love for our Lady
"Our Mother in heaven deserves all the love our poor hearts are capable of," Blessed Alvaro del Portillo tells us in this excerpt from his May 1985 Letter.
Obeying Like Christ
In a 1988 Letter, Bishop Alvaro del Portillo speaks about the "holy virtue of obedience, which inserts us in the divine plan of Redemption."
Lent: a deep sense of reparation
"Let us give our mortification and penance (which have to be more intense during this time of Lent) a deep sense of reparation," Bishop Alvaro del Portillo advised us in a 1990 Letter.
Praying with Alvaro del Portillo
For Alvaro del Portillo’s centennial year and his upcoming beatification on September 27, texts of his related to the liturgical seasons and important feasts will be offered here. The first is entitled “Lent and apostolate.”