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.
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.
Blessed Alvaro del Portillo Newsletter No. 8 (2021)
Alvaro del Portillo, Saint Josemaria's first successor at the head of Opus Dei, was beatified on 27 September 2014. A newsletter focusing on the central role of friendship and fraternity in his life.
Lent with Blessed Alvaro
Alvaro del Portillo died on 23 March 1994. Here is an extract from a letter he wrote on 2 February 1985, at the beginning of Lent.
Blessed Alvaro del Portillo Newsletter No 7 (2020)
A newsletter of Blessed Alvaro del Portillo on promoting social initiatives.
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.
Prelate: "Let us ask God for a childlike heart"
Homily of Monsignor Fernando Ocáriz, in memory of Blessed Alvaro del Portillo, delivered at the Basilica of Saint Eugene on Saturday, May 11, 2019.
Collect for Mass of Blessed Alvaro
May 12 is the feast of Blessed Alvaro del Portillo. Here is the English text of the Collect for the Mass.
"Place yourselves before Christ and dialogue sincerely with Him"
With the World Youth Day taking place in Panama next week, we offer excerpts from a homily preached by Blessed Alvaro del Portillo to a group of young people in 1985.