Beatification of Bishop Alvaro del Portillo

Blessed Alvaro Year of Mercy Newsletter

A newsletter about Blessed Alvaro del Portillo's teachings on divine mercy can be downloaded in pdf format. His feast day is celebrated on May 12 each year.

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A Very Special Favor

A year-old Peruvian boy who had come to Madrid with his family for Alvaro del Portillo's beatification was struggling between life and death after falling into a swimming pool. The news about Francisco Villa Corta spread rapidly among those attending the beatification.

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Official Photographs

High-quality photos of Opus Dei founder Saint Josemaria Escriva, the current prelate Monsignor Fernando Ocáriz, Venerable Bishop Alvaro del Portillo, Bishop Javier Echevarría, and other images of interest.