October 2, 1928

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Blessed Alvaro del Portillo speaks about the founding of Opus Dei in a get-together with a large group of people in Chicago in 1988.

The Secret of Opus Dei

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"Striving to turn work into prayer, and offering it to God, this is the secret of Opus Dei," Blessed Alvaro del Portillo said in a get-together in...

"Eternally young"

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In a get-together filmed in Bogota, Colombia in 1983, Bishop Alvaro del Portillo insisted that we Christians have to be always young, with a...

The Pope's Work

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In a get-together in Houston in 1988, Bishop Alvaro del Portillo recalls a meeting with John Paul II that showed his complete self-giving in the...

Confession

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Bishop Alvaro speaks about the importance of the sacrament of Confession in Christian life, during a 1993 get-together in southern Spain.

Consumerism

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In a get-together with many thousands of people in Madrid in 1993, Bishop Alvaro del Portillo stressed the importance of living the virtue of poverty...

With God, We Can!

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In a get-together in London in 1985, Bishop Alvaro del Portillo encourages people to trust in God's help to bring those around them back to him.

Interior life

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Bishop del Portillo explains to a young deaf woman that sickness is an opportunity to have a deeper interior life.

Children: God's Gift

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In a get-together in New York in 1983, Bishop Alvaro del Portillo tells parents not to have any fear of accepting God's gift of children in their...

Suffering and Sickness

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In a get-together in southern Spain in 1993, Bishop Alvaro del Portillo speaks abut the meaning of suffering and illness, which are a true "vocation...

Baptism and Confession

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During a catechetical trip to the Ivory Coast, Bishop Alvaro del Portillo speaks about the sacraments of baptism and confession as expressions of...

"Helping others"

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In a get-together in Nairobi in 1989, Blessed Alvaro suggested that the best service we can render the poor is to give them the skills needed to find...

"Learning to forgive"

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In a get-together in Mexico in 1983, Bishop Alvaro del Portillo insists that we need to learn how to forgive others, so that God will forgive us.

Apostolate of Confession

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In this video Bishop del Portillo explains that the greatest thing, the best present, we can give to our friends is to bring them to the Sacrament of...

Joy

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In a get-together in Hong Kong in 1987, Bishop Alvaro del Portillo assures us that drawing close to God always results in a deeper joy.

Being Leaven

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During a pastoral trip to Japan in 1987, Bishop Alvaro del Poritllo explained the specific role of lay people in sanctifying the world.

Carriers of Christ

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In a get-together in Houston in 1988, Bishop Alvaro del Portillo spoke about the importance of showing Christ to others through our own example.