In the Footsteps of Blessed Alvaro

In the Footsteps of Blessed Alvaro

Blessed Alvaro liked to “visit” Mary by praying the rosary while walking or traveling to a specific Marian shrine or even simpler places with her image. During the years he lived in Rome, he discovered many lesser-known sanctuaries of popular devotion around the city.

Webcam: Pray by Blessed Alvaro's Tomb

May 12th is the liturgical feast day of Blessed Alvaro del Portillo. On Tuesday, from 6 pm to 8 pm Rome time (GMT+2), a webcam will offer live streaming of Blessed Alvaro's tomb, in the crypt of the prelatic church of Our Lady of Peace.

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Lent with Blessed Alvaro

Lent with Blessed Alvaro

In a letter written by Blessed Alvaro del Portillo on February 2, 1985, he urges us to beseech God that "as we take up battle against spiritual evils, we may be armed with weapons of self-restraint."

"Our strength lies in prayer"

"Our strength lies in prayer"

An excerpt from a pastoral letter of Blessed Alvaro del Portillo, sent during Advent 1990, about the consecration of Opus Dei to the Most Sacred and Merciful Heart of Jesus on the feast of Christ the King.