Number of articles: 15

Favors "Non-Stop"

When speaking about my devotion to the Alviras and all the favors I have received through their intercession, I don't really know where to begin. They have done so much for me.


The Alviras: 7 Secrets for a Happy Marriage

Rafael Alvira, son of Tomas and Paquita, lists 7 keys to his parents' happy marriage. An article published in "Aleteia."


The Alviras: Newsletter No. 2

Tomás and Paquita are a good example of the impact the spirit of the Work can have not only on family life but also on the running of educational institutions. Unity of life and fostering a family spirit are decisive factors for obtaining good results in the education of children.

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The Alviras: Newsletter No. 1

Tomas and Paquita Alvira, whose cause of canonization has been opened, gave effective example of what it means to "educate in unity of life," in accord with Saint Josemaria's teaching.

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"No cancer. No blood transfusion."

Testimony of Rey C. Plata from Marikina City (Philippines) on his wife's cure attributed to the intercession of Tomas and Paquita Alvira.


"Our Lives in His Hands": New Biography of the Alviras

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.


"Paquita and Tomás helped me to meet Jesus"

A school teacher describes how she drew close to Jesus and Mary thanks to the example of Christian life given by the Alvira couple.


Tomas Alvira. From Teacher to Teacher

The school’s energy is not produced in the directors’ offices, but in the classroom, in every classroom. But this will only be produced if it has life.


Tomás Alvira’s first meeting with St. Josemaría

The first meeting between Tomás Alvira and the Founder of Opus Dei took place during a very difficult time, as the civil war had broken out little more than a year before. It occurred in Madrid, in the midst of a religious persecution that had already produced many martyrs. Tomás used to go to the house of an old friend from the Chemistry Faculty of Saragossa, Josémaría Albareda.


Prayer for the Alviras' intercession

Prayer for private devotion.

Tomás and Paquita Alvira