Bishop del Portillo (Spain, 1914 – Italy, 1994) succeeded Saint Josemaría Escrivá as the head of Opus Dei.
BISHOP ÁLVARO DEL PORTILLO
Don Alvaro's lifeIn 1975, Alvaro del Portillo succeeded St. Josemaría Escrivá as head of Opus Dei, carrying on his work with fidelity and dedication.
Prayer for Bishop Alvaro del Portillo's intercessionPrayer for private devotion.
Favors receivedSeeking 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 don Alvaro follow.
News of the CauseOn July 5, 2013, Pope Francis signed the decree recognizing the miracle attributed to the intercession of Alvaro del Portillo, which opens the way to his beatification.
December 12, 2013