Number of articles: 486

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

Blessed Alvaro del Portillo Newsletter No. 9 (2022)

Blessed Alvaro del Portillo, Saint Josemaria's first successor at the head of Opus Dei, was consecrated as a bishop by St John Paul II on 6 January 1991. On the anniversary of this occasion, we offer a Newsletter dedicated to his efforts to drive the new evangelisation.


“Isidoro 100%” – Illustrated Profile of Isidoro Zorzano

“Isidoro 100%” is a sketch of the life of Venerable Isidoro Zorzano, based on 259 testimonies collected after his early death at the age of 41 when he was working as an engineer for the Spanish railroad system.

Isidoro Zorzano

Customers at my pharmacy

I am a pharmacist and I own a pharmacy. I am going to tell you about two of the many favours that Don Alvaro has done for me.


A mother's prayer and the intercession of Blessed Alvaro

Something so seemingly simple as transferring to another apartment in some places is not that easy.


A Tumour in the Pancreas

There are occasions in life where reversals in health impose themselves irremediably, but where the family and confidence in God make one see the other side of the problem.