Blessed Alvaro dies hours after his return from a pilgrimage to the Holy Land

March 23, 2016

Early in the morning of March 23rd, 1994, God called his good and faithful servant to Himself. Bishop del Portillo had returned only a few hours before from a pilgrimage […]

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Blessed Alvaro’s Last Mass

March 22, 2016

On Tuesday, March 22, 1994, Blessed Alvaro visited the Dormition Abbey in Mount Sion. On his way, in the car, he read the Gospel texts of the Last Supper. Upon […]

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Blessed Alvaro goes all over the Old City of Jerusalem

March 21, 2016

On Monday 21st, they went with Don Alvaro to visit the church of Santa Ana and had a time of prayer in the crypt of the Nativity of the Virgin. […]

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Blessed Alvaro visit Ain Karim

March 20, 2016

On March 20th, 1994, Blessed Alvaro and his companions visited Bethany. On their way, in the car, they read the Gospel’s texts regarding Lazarus, Martha and Mary. They also passed […]

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Blessed Alvaro visits Bethlehem

March 19, 2016

On the morning of March 19th, 1994, Solemnity of St. Joseph (patron of Opus Dei), Blessed Alvaro and his companions made their way to Bethlehem. In the car, they began […]

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Blessed Alvaro prays at the Mount of Olives

March 18, 2016

On Friday March 18th , they returned to the Holy Sepulcher to have a time of prayer and to celebrate Mass at the altar of Mary Magdalene. Once again, Don Alvaro […]

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Blessed Alvaro arrives in Jerusalem

March 17, 2016

On March 17, 1994, Blessed Alvaro and his companions made the journey from Nazareth to Cana of Galilee, where they visited the church where the wedding episode occurs. There they […]

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Blessed Alvaro visits the holy places in Galilee

March 16, 2016

On March 16, 1994, Blessed Alvaro visited the site of multiplication at the Sea of Galilee. There he prayed and placed his pectoral cross and rosary on the stone beneath […]

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Blessed Alvaro celebrates mass at the Basilica of the Annunciation

March 15, 2016

On the morning of Tuesday, March 15, Don Alvaro and his companions went to Haifa by car. There they visited Mount Carmel and prayed at the Shrine “Stella Maris” and […]

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Blessed Alvaro in the Holy Land

March 14, 2016

On March 14, 1994, Blessed Alvaro del Portillo, the closest collaborator of St. Josemaría and his first successor, begins a nine-day pilgrimage to the Holy Land. During the trip to […]

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