Don Alvaro
1914-1994
The Beatification
of Alvaro del Portillo
Madrid, September 27, 2014
Don Alvaro
1914-1994
Alvaro
del Portillo
priest and father
Don Alvaro
1914-1994
Content
his life Madrid 1914 - Rome 1994
the person engineer, priest, prelate of Opus Dei
his beatifi...
Don Alvaro
1914-1994
Alvaro del Portillo was born in
1914 in Madrid (Spain). His
mother was Mexican, his father
Spanish. H...
Don Alvaro
1914-1994
Don Alvaro
1914-1994
injured by a monkey wrench
during catechism for children
in a suburb of Madrid (1934)
Don Alvaro
1914-1994
He was one of the first members of Opus Dei and was a
direct collaborator of St .Josemaria. It was hi...
Don Alvaro
1914-1994
In the Netherlands (Brabant) 1958: St. Josemaria together with Don Alvaro
Don Alvaro
1914-1994
a visit to the Onze Lieve Vrouwekerk, Amsterdam, 1958
Don Alvaro
1914-1994
During Don Alvaro's years in
Rome (1946-1994), the
Holy See entrusted a
number of tasks to him, and
h...
Don Alvaro
1914-1994
Vatican 5-3-1976:
Paul VI and Don Alvaro
On September 15, 1975,
Don Alvaro was elected as
St. Josemar...
Don Alvaro
1914-1994
Torreciudad, July 1977
Don Alvaro
1914-1994
Amsterdam, 1970-1980
Don Alvaro
1914-1994
In Kenia 7-4-1989
Don Alvaro
1914-1994
ordained bishop by St. John Paul II, 6-1-1991
Don Alvaro
1914-1994
with St. John Paul II, 18-5-1992
Don Alvaro
1914-1994
The last h. Mass
22-3-1994, in the Church of
the Cenacle, Jerusalem
Early in the morning of
March 23,...
Don Alvaro
1914-1994
St John Paul II
in the Prelatic
Church,
Rome, 23-3-1994
After his dead, the same day, St John Paul II...
Don Alvaro
1914-1994
Miracle through Bishop Alvaro's intercession: recovery of
Jose Ignacio. The Holy See has attributed t...
Don Alvaro
1914-1994
March 12, 2014
Through his Secretary of State, Pope Francis urges
those taking part in the conference...
Don Alvaro
1914-1994
The Almudena Cathedral
Beatification of
Don Alvaro del Portillo
in Madrid
3-days flight, September, 2...
Don Alvaro
1914-1994
Program
 Friday, September 26: departure of
flights from Schiphol airport.
 Saturday, September 27:...
Don Alvaro
1914-1994
travel arrangements include
 flight with KLM incl. all charges
 transport within Madrid, airport to...
Don Alvaro
1914-1994
Hotel rooms
In a 3 star hotel; for stay in a single room,
there is an additional fee.
Youth
Flight MA...
Don Alvaro
1914-1994
Travel
code
heenreis terugreis verblijf tariff charge
single
room
MA1401 26-9-14 13:40 16:15 29-9-14 ...
Don Alvaro
1914-1994
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Alvaro del Portillo to be beatified in Madrid on September 27, 2014
The life of Bishop del Portillo, whom many people call "Don Alvaro", is closely linked to the city of Madrid, where he was born on March 11, 1914, and where he spent his childhood and youth with his parents and 7 siblings. It was also in the capital of Spain that he met St. Josemaria Escrivá and decided to join Opus Dei in 1935. After finishing his civil and ecclesiastical studies, he was ordained in Madrid on June 25, 1944, and he carried out his priestly ministry there until he moved to Rome in 1946. During Don Alvaro's years in Rome, the Holy See entrusted a number of tasks to him, and he carried these out with great dedication. On September 15, 1975, Don Alvaro was elected as St. Josemaría’s first successor. When Opus Dei was established as a personal prelature on November 28, 1982, Pope John Paul II appointed him Prelate of Opus Dei. The Holy Father later ordained him as a bishop on January 6, 1991. Early in the morning of March 23, 1994, God called his good and faithful servant to Himself.

Stichting De Oude Gracht in cooperation with VNB offers 7 different travel arrangements for participation in the ceremony of beatification in Madrid.

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  1. 1. Don Alvaro 1914-1994 The Beatification of Alvaro del Portillo Madrid, September 27, 2014
  2. 2. Don Alvaro 1914-1994 Alvaro del Portillo priest and father
  3. 3. Don Alvaro 1914-1994 Content his life Madrid 1914 - Rome 1994 the person engineer, priest, prelate of Opus Dei his beatification Madrid, September 27 organized travel flights Friday 26 to Monday 29 September
  4. 4. Don Alvaro 1914-1994 Alvaro del Portillo was born in 1914 in Madrid (Spain). His mother was Mexican, his father Spanish. He studied civil engineering, philosophy and theology.
  5. 5. Don Alvaro 1914-1994
  6. 6. Don Alvaro 1914-1994 injured by a monkey wrench during catechism for children in a suburb of Madrid (1934)
  7. 7. Don Alvaro 1914-1994 He was one of the first members of Opus Dei and was a direct collaborator of St .Josemaria. It was him who stimulated Don Alvaro to become priest in 1944.
  8. 8. Don Alvaro 1914-1994 In the Netherlands (Brabant) 1958: St. Josemaria together with Don Alvaro
  9. 9. Don Alvaro 1914-1994 a visit to the Onze Lieve Vrouwekerk, Amsterdam, 1958
  10. 10. Don Alvaro 1914-1994 During Don Alvaro's years in Rome (1946-1994), the Holy See entrusted a number of tasks to him, and he carried these out with great dedication. He participated at the Vatican Council, among others as secretary of the Commission of clerus and laymen (Presbyterorum Ordinis).Vatican 5-3-1960: St John XXIII, St. Josemaria, Don Alvaro
  11. 11. Don Alvaro 1914-1994 Vatican 5-3-1976: Paul VI and Don Alvaro On September 15, 1975, Don Alvaro was elected as St. Josemaría’s first successor. When Opus Dei was established as a personal prelature on November 28, 1982, Pope John Paul II appointed him Prelate of Opus Dei.
  12. 12. Don Alvaro 1914-1994 Torreciudad, July 1977
  13. 13. Don Alvaro 1914-1994 Amsterdam, 1970-1980
  14. 14. Don Alvaro 1914-1994 In Kenia 7-4-1989
  15. 15. Don Alvaro 1914-1994 ordained bishop by St. John Paul II, 6-1-1991
  16. 16. Don Alvaro 1914-1994 with St. John Paul II, 18-5-1992
  17. 17. Don Alvaro 1914-1994 The last h. Mass 22-3-1994, in the Church of the Cenacle, Jerusalem Early in the morning of March 23, 1994, God called his good and faithful servant to Himself. He just came back of a pilgrimage to the Holy Land. The day before he celebrated his last holy Mass in the Church of the Cenacle.
  18. 18. Don Alvaro 1914-1994 St John Paul II in the Prelatic Church, Rome, 23-3-1994 After his dead, the same day, St John Paul II visited him at the Prelatic Church.
  19. 19. Don Alvaro 1914-1994 Miracle through Bishop Alvaro's intercession: recovery of Jose Ignacio. The Holy See has attributed to the intercession of Bishop Alvaro the recovery of the newborn Jose Ignacio Ureta Wilson after a cardiac arrest lasting longer than half an hour. José Ignacio with his parents 2013
  20. 20. Don Alvaro 1914-1994 March 12, 2014 Through his Secretary of State, Pope Francis urges those taking part in the conference on Alvaro del Portillo to imitate his "humble, cheerful, hidden and silent life, a life determined to give testimony to the perennial newness of the Gospel." His Holiness exhorts you to imitate his humble, cheerful, hidden and silent life, but a life that was also determined to give testimony to the perennial newness of the Gospel, by announcing the universal call to holiness and the furthering through one’s daily work of the salvation of all mankind. Cardinal Pietro Parolin .
  21. 21. Don Alvaro 1914-1994 The Almudena Cathedral Beatification of Don Alvaro del Portillo in Madrid 3-days flight, September, 26 to 28 4-days flight, September, 26 to 29
  22. 22. Don Alvaro 1914-1994 Program  Friday, September 26: departure of flights from Schiphol airport.  Saturday, September 27: Beatification Mass, presided over by Cardinal Angelo Amato at the Valdebebas Park.  Sunday, September 28, Thanksgiving Mass presided over by Bishop Javier Echevarría, Prelate of Opus Dei, at the Valdebebas Park; departure of first flight.  Monday, September 29, Departure of the other 6 flights.
  23. 23. Don Alvaro 1914-1994 travel arrangements include  flight with KLM incl. all charges  transport within Madrid, airport to hotel, hotel to Valdebebas Park, etc.  Stay at a three star hotel with breakfast in a double room  public transport not included  consumptions, lunch and diners  accommodation of young people  travel and cancellation insurance  free gift for local organizer
  24. 24. Don Alvaro 1914-1994 Hotel rooms In a 3 star hotel; for stay in a single room, there is an additional fee. Youth Flight MA1403 is for youth (boys) and flight MA1406 for youth (girls). Both groups will have accommodation in schools. More information about the beatification: www.alvaro14.org about Opus Dei: www.opusdei.org Contact regarding travel arrangements: VNB other aspects: Stichting De Oude Gracht, janluijken52@gmail.com
  25. 25. Don Alvaro 1914-1994 Travel code heenreis terugreis verblijf tariff charge single room MA1401 26-9-14 13:40 16:15 29-9-14 12:50 15:25 hotel Aravaca € 489,- € 150,- MA1402 26-9-14 20:50 23:25 29-9-14 17:10 19:50 hotel Aravaca € 489,- € 150,- MA1403 26-9-14 20:50 23:25 29-9-14 17:10 19:50 school € 295,- MA1404 26-9-14 9:30 12:05 29-9-14 20:15 22:45 hotel Eurostars € 489,- € 150,- MA1405 26-9-14 9:30 12:05 28-9-14 17:10 19:50 hotel Eurostars € 439,- € 100,- MA1406 26-9-14 9:30 12:05 28-9-14 17:10 19:50 school € 295,- MA1407 26-9-14 6:55 9:30 29-9-14 20:15 22:45 hotel Eurostars € 489,- € 150,-
  26. 26. Don Alvaro 1914-1994

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