Dora del Hoyo

Before God, no occupation is in itself great or small. Everything gains the value of the Love with which it is done

The First Book about Dora del Hoyo in English

Scepter Publishers has published an English translation of  Dora del Hoyo, Una Luz Encendida (entitled Dora del Hoy, A Lighted Lamp), the book by Javier Medina Bayo that tells the story of Dora’s life, based on the testimony … Continue reading


Two Year Anniversary of Dora’s Canonization Process Opening

On June 18, 2012, Bishop Javier Echevarria, prelate of Opus Dei, presided the opening session of the process of beatification and canonization of Salvadora (Dora) Alonso del Hoyo at the … Continue reading

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The World’s Happiness Begins at Home

For a ceremony held in Boca de Huergano to mark the centenary of Dora del Hoyo’s birth, the Prelate of Opus Dei sent a message and Pope Francis sent his apostolic … Continue reading


Dora loved her job, Paula Assen´s testimony (Australia)

“She did her job perfectly, and she would do the things and she would teach us how to do them” tells Paula Assen, Australia, who worked many years with Dora … Continue reading


As Good as New

In February or March of this year, I was teaching a student how to take care of liturgical linens at a university residence. We were in the laundry and an … Continue reading

September 15, 2014

My friends are Dora’s friends

A few days before I needed Dora’s intercession, I encouraged a couple of friends to ask Dora’s help and taught them how to use the prayer card and also where … Continue reading

September 12, 2014

Hot Water!

For two days we didn’t have any hot water at home because the hot water heater was damaged, and at that time we weren’t able to buy another one. We … Continue reading

September 10, 2014

My New Shoes

I want to write about a small favor that Dora did for me today. A week ago, I bought a pair of shoes. I had only worn the shoes four times … Continue reading

September 10, 2014

While Teaching an Ice Cream Class

I teach baking and confectionary classes at an institute, and I pray to Dora for favors daily, asking for little things, especially because she knows this field well and she … Continue reading

September 3, 2014

Lost Ring

My parents and I went to a reception of a friend’s daughter’s baptism. I removed my ring in order to wash my hand before eating and put it in my … Continue reading

August 9, 2014

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