I should have written long ago to thank Dora for all the many favors she does for me each day, and for all the favors that people tell me about after I’ve told them about her or given them her prayer card. Now I want to acknowledge her intercession. Continue reading My Advisor
A few months ago I heard about all the favors that Dora del Hoyo has been doing for people. I looked into who she was and read about her life. I subscribed to the official website for her cause for canonization and was sent more information. Continue reading I Was Encouraged to Ask Dora
Here is a favor that I attribute to the intercession of Dora del Hoyo. My daughter was very unwell one day. She lives far away from me, and she needed her husband to come home early, if possible, or on time from work, but he had an important task he had to complete. Continue reading Getting Home on Time
Don Alvaro had already been living for a few months with St. Josemaria in the first Opus Dei center in Rome when, on 26 December 1946, he went with the founder of Opus Dei to pick up Dora at the Ciampino airport. Dora was coming with a few others from Spain to attend to the domestic organization of the house. The apartment where they were living was very close to St. Peter’s Square. When they caught sight of the dome of St. Peters, St. Josemaria invited them all to pray the Creed, so that in a certain sense the confession of faith would be their first “act” in Rome. Continue reading Don Alvaro and Dora: Laying Foundations in Rome
The stories of Dora del Hoyo and Alvaro del Portillo – both in process of canonization – are very much connected. Both responded with fidelity to God’s call to spread throughout the world the message that all of us can be saints in ordinary life, through ordinary work. And as it also happens, both of them would have celebrated their 100th birthdays this year, 2014. Continue reading Dora del Hoyo and Don Alvaro del Portillo
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 item fell off the tray onto the floor, inside a narrow space between a counter and a washing machine. It was a ciborium veil of pure silk that had been made with great skill and love by a volunteer. When I picked it up, it had large blotches of orange grease on it, most likely machine grease from the washer. We were both horrified. Continue reading As Good as New
Two of these friends found their cell phones, another was able to salvage her laptop after spilling tea on it, and another was able to remove a nasty stain from a silk fabric. All have yet to write their favours.
Continue reading My friends are Dora’s friends