Apostolate of Confession

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Blessed Alvaro del Portillo was born on 11 March 1914. In this brief video from a get-together in Vienna, he speaks about the importance 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 ...

"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 ...

The Miracle of the Eucharist

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With the feast of Corpus Christi approaching, we offer a brief video in which Bishop Alvaro del Portillo explains in simple language the greatness of ...

Listen to God

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"There, in the depths of each one's soul, God is speaking," Bishop Alvaro del Portillo assures us.

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.

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 God's ...

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 ...

"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 youthfulness ...

Africa's call

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Why do many people visit Africa and then want to stay there? Alvaro del Portillo answers in this short video.

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 ...

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 ...

The Lord calls

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Our Lord, who called the apostles -Bishop Alvaro explains-, calls all Christians to follow Him more closely.

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 ...

"Loving Mom and Dad"

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During a 1988 get-together in Quebec, Canada, Bishop Alvaro del Portillo speaks about the love children owe to their parents.

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.

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.

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 ...