Working for Love

From the Prelate
Working for Love

An article by Bishop Javier Echevarria that links Saint Josemaria's message on the sanctification of work with Pope Francis' recent encyclical.

"The family needs a miracle"

From the Pope
"The family needs a miracle"

In his homily on July 6 in Ecuador, Pope Francis points to our Lady's role at Cana and asks people to go to Mary's intercession, since families today...

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

Message of the day

The Coronation of the Virgin Mary

“There is no danger of exaggerating. We can never hope to fathom this inexpressible mystery; nor will we ever be able to give sufficient thanks to our Mother for bringing us into such intimacy with the Blessed Trinity.” (St. Josemaría, "Friends of God," 276).

“Thou art all fair and in thee there is no stain. —Thou art a garden enclosed, my sister, Spouse, an enclosed garden, a sealed fountain. —Veni: coronaberis. —Come: thou shalt be crowned (Cant 4:7, 12 and 8).

“If you and I had had the power, we too would have made her Queen and Lady of all creation.

“‘A great sign appeared in heaven: a woman with a crown of twelve stars upon her head.’ —Clothed with the sun. —The moon at her feet. Mary, Virgin without stain, has repaired the fall...

Personal Testimonies