Encarnita Ortega was born in 1920 in Galicia (Spain). At age 20, she met Saint Josemaría and discovered her vocation to Opus Dei: from that point on, she began to put her professional and human talents at the service of God. She worked for several years in the government of Opus Dei in Rome, alongside the Founder himself. Upon returning to Spain, she directed training initiatives for women and took an active role in activities related to fashion and culture. She died in Pamplona in 1995, with a reputation for holiness.
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The cure of a man who suffered basal cell carcinoma has been declared a miracle worked by God through the intercession of Guadalupe Ortiz.
Interview with the Postulator of Guadalupe's Cause, Following Approval of the Miracle that Paves the Way for Beatification
As this step makes it possible to beatify Guadalupe Ortiz, Fr. Antonio Rodríguez de Rivera, postulator of her cause, answered some questions. What follows are parts of the interview that the postulator granted on May 4, 2017, when the decree on the heroicity of the virtues of Guadalupe was approved.
Pope Francis has authorized the Congregation for the Causes of Saints to issue the decree approving a miracle attributed to the intercession of Guadalupe Ortiz (1916-1975), a member of Opus Dei.
Fr. José Manuel Horcajo has been in charge of the parish of Saint Raymond Nonnato for nine years. He tries to help the people in the neighborhood to find God, as they struggle to escape from the ravages of poverty.
Mary Ann Glendon has written the foreword for Olga Marlin's biography of Tomàs and Paquita Alvira, a married couple with nine children whose cause of canonization is underway.