Number of articles: 484

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

Other resources

Without Memory or Speech

“Illness is not a punishment; it is a caress from God,” Blessed Alvaro del Portillo stressed in 1987, “to draw us to him.” This couple entrusted themselves to Don Alvaro's intercession at a difficult time.


My Good Friend Isidoro

July 15 marked a new anniversary of the death in 1943 of the Venerable Servant of God Isidoro Zorzano. María José Salazar, from Peru, recounts the important role he has in her life.


“Tomás and Paquita are like my parents”

"I had a lot of problems and difficulties" says Susan, who works in the Housekeeping Department at Strathmore University in Kenya. She prayed for several years the prayer on the Alviras' prayer card, and found a solution for many of these worries.


Blessed Alvaro del Portillo Newsletter No. 10 (2022)

Blessed Alvaro del Portillo, Saint Josemaría's first successor at the head of Opus Dei, was beatified on 27 September 2014. His feast is celebrated on 12 May, the day on which he made his First Holy Communion at the age of seven in 1921. We offer a recent Newsletter about his love for the Holy Mass.


Prayer of Blessed Alvaro to Our Lady of Fatima

Blessed Alvaro del Portillo, whose feast day is celebrated on May 12, made a pilgrimage to Fatima in January 1989 to pray for the Church and the world. Here are the words of the prayer that he read out loud.

Álvaro del Portillo

Two Favors about “Forever”

We share two stories about marriages that have overcome difficult moments to continue forward in the adventure of “forever.”


From Toni to Toni, a Son’s Prayer for his Father

A recent favor attributed to Toni Zweifel, a Swiss engineer who died with a reputation for holiness in 1989.


"Born with a catholic, universal heart"

Blessed Alvaro del Portillo was born on 11 March 1914. In this brief video he speaks about the message of Opus Dei, suited for all men and women in the middle of the world who want to strive for holiness.

Álvaro del Portillo