Kenyan documentary on Don Alvaro

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Kenyan documentary on Don Alvaro

In this documentary, aired on a Kenyan TV station before Don Alvaro's beatification, we are introduced to his life, his teachings, and the miracle by...

I met Blessed Alvaro Del Portillo

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I met Blessed Alvaro Del Portillo

My name is Edith Katama. I was introduced to Opus Dei in the early 1980’s when we were in exile in Kenya as a family. By the time we returned to...

Now I am one of you

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Now I am one of you

April 4th 1989. Bishop Alvaro del Portillo, Prelate of Opus Dei, had just been accorded the honours of an elder in the Kenyatta International...

Alvaro is more than a drink

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Alvaro is more than a drink

A bottle and a man come to my mind every time I hear the name "Alvaro". The bottle, known to many in Kenya but few out there, is a rich blend between...

I wish to honour a great priest

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I wish to honour a great priest

Andrew Gicharu, is planning to attend the beatification of don Alvaro del Portillo from Nairobi. He has a disability which he suffered after an...

800 Photos from the Beatification

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800 Photos from the Beatification

Over 800 high definition photos from the events in Madrid and Rome from September 27 to October 2 for the beatification of Alvaro del Portillo.

Pope Francis Beatifies Paul VI

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Pope Francis Beatifies Paul VI

With the presence of Benedict XVI, Pope Francis beatified Paul VI, who held fast "with farsightedness and wisdom – and at times alone – to the helm...

Parental Authority

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Parental Authority

A new article in the series on family education offers some ideas on how to help children manage their freedom.

Message of the day

“True love means going out of oneself”

Christian cheerfulness is not something physiological. Its foundation is supernatural, and it goes deeper than illness or difficulties. Cheerfulness does not mean the jingling of bells, or the gaiety of a dance at the local hall.True cheerfulness is something deeper, something within: something that keeps us peaceful and brimming over with joy, though at times our face may be stern. (The Forge, 520)

Some people feel embittered all the time. Everything makes them uneasy. They go to sleep with a physical obsession: that this sleep, the only possible escape, is not going to last very long. They wake up with the unwelcome and disheartening feeling that they now have another day in front of them.

Many have forgotten that the Lord has placed us in the world on our way to eternal happiness. They do not realise that only those who walk on earth with the joy of the children of God will be...

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