Dora del Hoyo

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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

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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


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

August 12, 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

October 2nd and Sanctity in the Middle of the World

On 2 October 1928, God helped St. Josemaria see what would later be called Opus Dei, a pathway to remind Christians that they can encounter God in the most ordinary … Continue reading

July 15, 2014

Dora’s Vocation – March 14th, 1946

In 1945, the Founder of Opus Dei approached his daughters with a new project, a new “locura” (or “crazy idea”): to open another student residence – this time, in Bilbao – … Continue reading

July 4, 2014

Dora’s Impressions of June 26th, 1975

June 26, 1975 The death of Saint Josemaría provoked in Dora, as in all the faithful of Opus Dei and in countless others around the world, immense grief. During an interview in September 2001, Dora … Continue reading

July 1, 2014

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