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St Josemaria speaks about Alvaro del Portillo

The feast day of Blessed Alvaro del Portillo will be celebrated for the first time on May 12, 2015. He was beatified on September 27, 2014, in Madrid, Spain, the city where he was born. St Josemaria, founder of Opus Dei, chose Alvaro when he was a very young man to be the person who worked mostly closely with him for the rest of his life. Tags: Alvaro del Portillo, Faithfulness, Fortitude, Generosity, Holiness, Virtues, Josemaria Escriva

Highlights of Alvaro del Portillo's Beatification

Video. A 36 min. video with highlights from the events in Madrid and Rome for the beatification of Alvaro del Portillo. The Solemn Mass was celebrated by Cardinal Angelo Amato on September 27, 2014. It was attended by more than two hundred thousand of faithful. This video also includes highlights of the Rome events. Tags: Alvaro del Portillo, Church, Beatification

A joyful, crowded 21st century pilgrimage

In the press

www.mercatornet.com. If religion is on the wane it is was not evident in Madrid or Rome earlier this month. Recently the Pew Research Centre reported that nearly three-quarters of the American public sees the influence of religion waning. The headline, which I saw on my phone a couple of weeks later, made me smile because I was on my way home from a religious event celebrated in Madrid and Rome that drew around 200,000 people to the Spanish capital and 15,000 to the Eternal City. Tags: Alvaro del Portillo, Faith, Church, Beatification

Blessed Alvaro del Portillo talking about Saint Josemaria

In 1992 Blessed Alvaro gave a long interview to Cesare Cavalleri, which was published in book form with the title "Immersed in God". In it, the new Blessed, who had lived with St Josemaria for more than forty years, told many personal memories.
The following are some extracts from the book. Tags: Alvaro del Portillo, Love of God, Generosity, Ordinary life, The Will of God, Josemaria Escriva, calling

Photo gallery – Beatification of Don Alvaro del Portillo, 2014

September 27, 2014. Here are a few photos of the different events around the beatification of Don Alvaro del Portillo, the first successor of Saint Josemaría. Tags: Joy, Alvaro del Portillo, Church, Beatification, Rome

Audience with Pope Francis

About 15,000 people out of those who came to Rome to celebrate the beatification of Alvaro del Portillo attended of the papal audience with Pope Francis this morning. The beatification took place in Madrid on 27 September. By attending the audience, these faithful wanted to show their union with the Holy Father as well as their appreciation for the beatification. Tags: Gratitude, Alvaro del Portillo, Church, family, Beatification

He knew how to serve people in different circumstances

Video. In this interview with EWTN, Bishop Javier Echevarria reflects on the life of Alvaro del Portillo, who was beatified in Madrid on Sept. 27. Tags: Alvaro del Portillo, Church, Javier Echevarria, Opus Dei, Beatification

Transfer of the remains of Blessed Alvaro

Video. The holy remains of Blessed Alvaro del Portillo were transferred to the Basilica of Saint Eugene yesterday. On thursday will today be returned to its usual location within the prelatic church of Our Lady of Peace. Tags: Alvaro del Portillo, Beatification, Rome

Bishop Alvaro del Portillo, a portrait of faithfulness

Video. Phillipines. Bishop Alvaro touched the lives of hundreds of thousands around the world, who are looking forward to his beatification in September 2014. Tags: Alvaro del Portillo, Solidarity, Philippines


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