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Blessed Alvaro's Favors

Seeking the intercession of men and women who have died with a reputation for holiness is a common practice in the Catholic Church. Examples of favors received through Blessed Alvaro del Portillo's intercession follow.


Venerable Montse Grases Newsletter No. 26

Montse Grases was born on 10 July 1941, and would have been 80 on 10 July 2021. we offer a Newsletter reflecting the initiatives taken on that occasion.

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Venerable Montse Grases Newsletters and Publications

Montse Grases was born on 10 July 1941 and died on Holy Thursday, 29 March 1959. Montse’s life was similar to that of any other girl her age, and at the same time it was filled with God. She found Jesus amid her normal everyday activities and gave herself generously to Him.

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Dora del Hoyo: Newsletter No 3

The third issue of the newsletter about the Servant of God Dora del Hoyo is now available for download. Its title is "The simplicity of holiness"


The Alviras: Newsletter No. 4

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.

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The Alviras: Newsletter No. 3

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.

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While I was folding the laundry

A friend gave me a prayer card of Don Alvaro to pray for my wife. It was as if it had fallen from heaven.


Newsletters on Encarnita Ortega

Encarnita Ortega was born in 1920 in Galicia, Spain. At the age of 20, she met St Josemaría Escrivá and discovered her vocation to Opus Dei. The Newsletters listed below are available for download

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My old laptop started misbehaving

A recent favor attributed to the intercession of Venerable Isidoro Zorzano (13 September 1902 - 15 July 1943)


On this day, 24 August

On 24 August 1930, Isidoro had a long conversation with St. Josemaría Escrivá which immediately led him to join Opus Dei.

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