Newsletter for Montse Grases

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Newsletter for Montse Grases

Another step towards Montse’s Beatification, with the Decree on her heroic virtues and recent favours obtained through her intercession.

Mary, Mother of Mercy

Mercy
Mary, Mother of Mercy

"God’s special love for humble people contains a deep mystery. God is 'disarmed' by simple people; their language, seemingly so naive and inoffensive,...

Venerable Montse Grases

Montse Grases Declared Venerable

Montse Grases Declared Venerable

In a decree dated April 26, Pope Francis authorized that Montse Grases (1941-1959), a young woman of Opus Dei, had practiced the virtues in an heroic degree and could be declared venerable.

Favors received from prayers to Montse Grases

Seeking the intercession of men and women who have died with a reputation for holiness is a common practice in the Catholic Church. Examples of favors received through the intercession of Montse follow.

Biography of Venerable Montse Grases

Biography of Venerable Montse Grases

Montserrat Grases was born in Barcelona on July 10, 1941. Montse, as she was known by everyone, had 8 siblings. Her parents sought to create a family climate in which sincere faith was fostered, with great respect for the children’s freedom.

Message of the day

“Blessed be that monotony of Hail Marys”

I have come to see that every Hail Mary, every greeting to Our Lady, is a new beat of a heart in love. (The Forge, 615)

``Immaculate Virgin, I know very well that I am only a miserable wretch, and all I do is increase each day the number of my sins ... '' You told me the other day that was how you spoke to Our Mother. And I was confident in advising you with assurance to pray the Holy Rosary. Blessed be that monotony of Hail Marys which purifies the monotony of your sins! (Furrow, 475)

The Rosary is said not with the lips alone, muttering Hail Marys one after the other. That is the way over-pious old men...

Personal Testimonies

An African Smile - Don Alvaro and Nigeria

Whatever my son Alvaro asked Bishop Alvaro, he got!

Mary Agbu has 9 children. She was expecting her first child Alvaro when Bishop Alvaro del Portillo came to Nigeria in 1989. She remembers vividly advice the prelate gave her and her husband for the formation of their children. She tells of some special favors received through the intercession of Alvaro del Portillo.

Don Alvaro helped my son return to God

Florence Ibekwe works in the poultry unit of the Iroto Rural Development Centre, Ogun State Nigeria. Here she tells of a favor she received thanks to the intercession of the soon-to-be-blessed Alvaro del Portillo