Prelate's Pastoral Trips in July and August

Prelate's Pastoral Trips in July and August

Monsignor Fernando Ocáriz will visit various countries in Europe during the next two months to be with the faithful and friends of the Prelature. Links to highlights and photos of each trip.

Who was Father Joseph Muzquiz?

Biography
Who was Father Joseph Muzquiz?

An interview with historian John Coverdale about Father Joseph Muzquiz, whose cause of canonization was opened in Boston by Cardinal Sean O’Malley.

Saxum: First Phase Open

Recent News
Saxum: First Phase Open

The Saxum Visitor Center still requires several months of work before opening, but the residential area (Saxum Conference Center) is finished and has...

Father Arne Panula Passes Away

Recent News
Father Arne Panula Passes Away

An article by George Weigel published in "National Review" about Father Arne Panula, former Vicar of Opus Dei in the U.S., who died yesterday after a...

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

“Christ may once more be set among the poor”

The mass have been going off down "the road of a justified discontentment" and continue to do so. It hurts ... but, how many we have caused to be disaffected among those who are spiritually or materially in need! Christ may once more be set among the poor and the humble: it is precisely with them that he prefers to be! (Furrow, 228)

A friend of ours used to say: "The poor are my best spiritual book and the main motive of my prayers. It pains me to see them, and in each one of them, Christ. And because it hurts, I realize I love him and love them." (Furrow, 827)

Jesus Our Lord loved men so much that he became incarnate, took to himself our nature, and lived in daily contact with the poor and the rich, with the just and with sinners, with young and old, with Gentiles and Jews. He spoke to everyone: to...

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