Number of articles: 18

"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

Who were Tomás and Paquita Alvira?

Faithful to the spirit of Opus Dei, the couple passed on to their children and to many other people their example of Christian life and marriage, of a “bright and cheerful home,” as St. Josemaria used to say.

Life and Stories

Favors received from prayers to the Alviras

Some favors granted through the intercession of the Alviras.


News about the Alviras' Cause

On September 20, 2012, Cardinal Ruoco, Archbishop of Madrid, presided over the closing of the diocesan phase of the cause of canonization of the servants of God Tomás and Paquita Alvira.



Yesterday, the Cardinal Archbishop of Madrid presided over the closing of the diocesan phase of the cause of marriage canonization formed by the servants of God Paquita Domínguez Susín and Tomás Alvira Alvira, both faithful of the Prelature of Opus Dei.