Bishop Alvaro del Portillo

Bishop Alvaro del Portillo

Since his death in 1994, thousands of people have testified in writing to the memory of Bishop Alvaro del Portillo: his kindness, the warmth of his smile, his humility, his supernatural courage, and the peace of mind his words inspired in them.

Dora del Hoyo

Dora del Hoyo

Dora del Hoyo Alonso was born in Boca de Huergano (Leon, Spain) on January 11, 1914. Her parents were exemplary Christians and raised her to be a good daughter of God.

Guadalupe Ortiz de Landázuri

Guadalupe Ortiz de Landázuri

Guadalupe Ortiz de Landazuri was born in Madrid in 1916 on the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe. One of the first women in Opus Dei, she began its apostolic work with women in Mexico.

Isidoro Zorzano

Isidoro Zorzano

Isidoro Zorzano was born in Buenos Aires on September 13, 1902. His parents were Spanish, and the family moved back to Spain from Argentina when he was still quite young.

Montse Grases

Montse Grases

While still quite young, Grases (Spain, 1941-1959) received God’s call to serve him in ordinary life. During the sickness that led to her death, she gave exemplary witness to her friends and relatives of the peace that comes from closeness to God.

Eduardo Ortiz de Landazuri

Eduardo Ortiz de Landazuri

A doctor and university teacher, he put all of his knowledge and skill at the service of God and the sick. His untiring dedication to his patients and his wife and seven children was the result of his great love for God and our Lady.

Toni Zweifel

Toni Zweifel

Toni Zweifel was born on February 15, 1938 in Verona, Italy. His mother Antonia was Italian and his father, Giusto Zweifel, was a Swiss textile manufacturer. He was baptized on February 26.

José Luis Múzquiz

José Luis Múzquiz

Fr. Joseph (José Luis Múzquiz de Miguel) was born in 1912 in Badajoz, Spain. He helped St. Josemaria spread Opus Dei to many countries, especially the United States.

Jose Maria Hernandez Garnica

Jose Maria Hernandez Garnica

Jose Maria Hernandez Garnica was born in Madrid on November 17, 1913, and died in Barcelona on December 7, 1972.

Tomás and Paquita Alvira

Tomás and Paquita Alvira

Faithful to the spirit of Opus Dei, the couple passed on to their children and to many other people their example of Christian life and marriage, of a “bright and cheerful home,” as St. Josemaria used to say.

Laura Busca

Laura Busca

Laura Busca Otaegui (called “Laurita” by those who knew her well) was born on November 3, 1912 in Zumárraga, in the Basque region of Spain. The wife of Eduardo Ortiz de Landázuri, she died in Pamplona on October 11, 2000.