Blessed Alvaro’s friendly, open character, his deep fraternity and his awareness of his divine filiation, led him to act as a brother to everyone and a friend to his friends. He fostered friendship until the last hours of his life on earth.
With his understanding, support and offering every possible help, his friends were friends for life. On Blessed Alvaro’s 80th birthday, St John Paul II sent him a handwritten letter calling him a “venerable and dear friend”.
This Newsletter No. 8 (2021) highlights different aspects of the fraternity and friendship, preached and practised by Blessed Alvaro. It also reports on some favours obtained through his intercession.