In the Footsteps of Blessed Alvaro

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.

Lent with Blessed Alvaro

Lent with Blessed Alvaro

In a letter written by Blessed Alvaro del Portillo on February 2, 1985, he urges us to beseech God that "as we take up battle against spiritual evils, we may be armed with weapons of self-restraint."

Love for our Lady

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.

"Our strength lies in prayer"

"Our strength lies in prayer"

An excerpt from a pastoral letter of Blessed Alvaro del Portillo, sent during Advent 1990, about the consecration of Opus Dei to the Most Sacred and Merciful Heart of Jesus on the feast of Christ the King.

Loving God's Will

Loving God's Will

September 27 is the second anniversary of the beatification of Blessed Alvaro del Portillo. Here is a new installment in the series "Praying with Alvaro del Portillo."

Love for the Pope

Love for the Pope

In 1975, soon after being elected Prelate, Msgr. Alvaro del Portillo asked us to “increase our veneration and affection” for the Holy Father, and to work “untiringly in union with all the bishops who are in full communion with the Holy See.”