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  • Biography of the Alviras - Opus Dei
    Alviras 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 Biography Oct 23 2013 print email facebook twitter ePub kindle Tomás Alvira was born in Villanueva de Gallego near Saragossa on January 17 1906 and died in Madrid on May 7 1992 After earning a doctorate in chemistry he taught at the Natural Science Institute in Madrid Paquita Dominguez was born in Borau near Huesca on April 1 1912 and died in Madrid on August 29 1994 She worked as a high school teacher during the Spanish Civil War years At the end of the war on June 16 1939 she and Tomás were married in Saragossa They had nine children the first of whom Jose Maria died at five years of age The young family moved to Madrid in November 1941 where Tomás took up his teaching position at the Natural Science Institute Both were Supernumeraries of Opus Dei Tomás since February 15 1947 and Paquita since February 1 1952 Faithful to the spirit of Opus Dei they 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 They strove for sanctity through the heroic and persevering exercise of the Christian virtues The Holy Mass was the center and root of their interior life Assisted by divine grace and living in God s presence they imbued their ordinary daily activities with supernatural meaning Both suffered painful illnesses towards the end of their lives and offered up their suffering with a deeply supernatural outlook Photo gallery of Tomás and Paquita Alvira s

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  • Prayer for the Alviras' intercession - Opus Dei
    Polski Polska Português Brasil Português Portugal Română România Slovenčina Slovensko Slovenščina Slovenija Suomi Suomi Svenska Sverige Việt ngữ Việt Nam العربي لبنان עברית ישראל русский Казахстан Русский Россия Українська Україна 中文 繁體 中文 繁體 香港 HK 日本語 日本 简体中文 中国 Contact rss Tomás and Paquita Alvira Tomás Alvira Zaragoza 1906 Madrid 1992 y Paquita Domínguez Huesca 1912 Madrid 1994 Home Contact Search home Biography Favors Prayer Card News of the cause Other resources Search Biography Favors Prayer Card News of the cause Other resources Search Close Prayer Card Prayer for the Alviras intercession Prayer for private devotion Prayer Card Oct 23 2013 print email facebook twitter ePub kindle Download prayer card in pdf format God our Father who poured out your grace on your servants Paquita and Tomás so that they could live their marriage and professional and social obligations with a Christian spirit send us the strength of your Love in order to spread in the world the marvelous reality of fidelity and holiness in marriage Deign to glorify your servants and grant me through their intercession the favor that I ask Make request here Our Father Hail Mary Glory be In conformity with the decrees of Pope Urban VIII we declare that there is no intention of anticipating in any way the judgement of the Church and that this prayer is not intended for public use Featured Novena for Forgiveness Letter from the Prelate for Jubilee of Mercy Free eBook to Prepare for the Year of Mercy Blessed are the merciful eBook Catechesis on the Family vol II 50th Anniversary of Midtown Metro eBook Mary a Life Close to Jesus The Message of Saint Josemaria links The Holy See Writings of the founder of Opus Dei Saint Josemaría website Blessed Alvaro del Portillo website Romana Bulletin of the

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  • Favors received from prayers to the Alviras - Opus Dei
    example in their medical classes After showing the pin to some family members I mislaid it and couldn t find it Although I was convinced that the happy outcome was due to the intercession of Tomás and Paquita I asked them for another favor if they were the ones behind it to help me to find the pin And that s exactly what happened M J S M Madrid I have lived and worked in Spain for two years now and often call home to Bolivia to talk with my mother She told me that she was very worried about the marriage situation of two of my brothers The wife of my older brother owed a large debt she couldn t pay back and he didn t want to take any responsibility for it This had led to a lot of tension until one day she left without even saying goodbye They have three children Another of my brothers Ruben also separated from his wife recently I was very worried since I couldn t do anything to help from so far away When I had been living in Bolivia I had managed to talk with them and smooth things over when needed but now I felt helpless I thought of Paquita and Tomás and began going with faith to their intercession every day After a week I spoke once again with my mother who couldn t believe what had happened In a completely unexpected way both couples had reunited My older brother went to look for his wife in the small village she is from in the jungle She is a teacher and had a job there He convinced her to come home with him and now they are a couple again He is helping to pay off her debt and they are more united than ever Seeing their example the wife of my other brother went to look for him and told him he could come home Since then he is dedicating more time to his family and has started to go to Sunday Mass again He says he s very happy now I am convinced that I owe these favors to Paquita and Tomás A C S We have a large family Two of my brothers were having difficulties getting married The area where they live is suffering from a very depressed economy and they were unable to find steady work Besides they were now getting older and had become quite discouraged about finding wives I began to pray to the Alviras to solve their problems and help them get married if that was the best for them Last year the eldest brother finally married He was over forty and his bride as well and both found steady work They ve now bought a house and have a beautiful daughter What a great favor The second brother who is also nearly forty has worked off and on for the government but never received a steady position A new

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  • Opus Dei - Eduardo Ortiz de Landázuri
    Suisse Galego España Hrvatski Hrvatska Indonesia Indonesia Italiano Italia Italiano Svizzera Latviešu Latvija Magyar Magyarország Nederlands België Nederlands Nederland Norsk Norge Polski Polska Português Brasil Português Portugal Slovenčina Slovensko Slovenščina Slovenija Svenska Sverige Việt ngữ Việt Nam русский Казахстан Русский Россия Українська Україна 日本語 日本 Contact rss Eduardo Ortiz de Landázuri Segovia 1910 Pamplona 1985 Home Contact Search home Biography Favors Prayer Card News of the cause Other resources Search Biography Favors Prayer Card News of the cause Other resources Search Close HOLINESS IN THE MEDICAL PROFESSION 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 expand opener Favors Received Through the Intercession of Eduardo Ortiz de Landazuri Seeking the intercession of men and women who have died with a reputation for holiness is a common practice in the Catholic Church Some favors received through the intercession of Eduardo Ortiz de Landazuri Favors 06 20 2013 News about the Cause of Eduardo Ortiz de Landazuri On December 11 1998 after the required preliminary proceedings the Archbishop of Pamplona opened the Cause of Canonization News of the cause 06 20 2013 Prayer for Dr Eduardo s intercession Prayer for private devotion Prayer Card 06 20 2013 Biography of Eduardo Ortiz de Landázuri Eduardo Ortiz de Landazuri was born in Segovia Spain on October 31 1910 Biography 06 20 2013 links The Holy See Writings of the founder of Opus Dei Saint Josemaría website Blessed Alvaro del Portillo website Romana Bulletin of the Opus Dei Prelature St Josemaria Institute US Conference of Catholic Bishops frequent questions What is Opus Dei What does Opus Dei offer What

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  • News about the Cause of Eduardo Ortiz de Landazuri - Opus Dei
    Indonesia Italiano Italia Italiano Svizzera Latviešu Latvija Lietuvių Lietuva Magyar Magyarország Nederlands België Nederlands Nederland Norsk Norge Polski Polska Português Brasil Português Portugal Slovenčina Slovensko Slovenščina Slovenija Suomi Suomi Svenska Sverige Việt ngữ Việt Nam العربي لبنان עברית ישראל русский Казахстан Русский Россия Українська Україна 中文 繁體 中文 繁體 香港 HK 日本語 日本 简体中文 中国 Contact rss Eduardo Ortiz de Landázuri Segovia 1910 Pamplona 1985 Home Contact Search home Biography Favors Prayer Card News of the cause Other resources Search Biography Favors Prayer Card News of the cause Other resources Search Close News of the cause News about the Cause of Eduardo Ortiz de Landazuri On December 11 1998 after the required preliminary proceedings the Archbishop of Pamplona opened the Cause of Canonization News of the cause June 20 2013 print email facebook twitter ePub kindle On December 11 1998 after the required preliminary proceedings the Archbishop of Pamplona opened the Cause of Canonization and the first session of the diocesan process on Dr Eduardo s life virtues and reputation for sanctity was held The diocesan process was completed on May 28 2002 and an authenticated copy was sent to the Congregation for the Causes of Saints The Congregation for the Causes of Saints is studying the Positio super vita et virtutibus Featured Novena for Forgiveness Letter from the Prelate for Jubilee of Mercy Free eBook to Prepare for the Year of Mercy Blessed are the merciful eBook Catechesis on the Family vol II 50th Anniversary of Midtown Metro eBook Mary a Life Close to Jesus The Message of Saint Josemaria links The Holy See Writings of the founder of Opus Dei Saint Josemaría website Blessed Alvaro del Portillo website Romana Bulletin of the Opus Dei Prelature St Josemaria Institute US Conference of Catholic Bishops frequent questions What is Opus

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  • Biography of Eduardo Ortiz de Landázuri - Opus Dei
    his working life until the day of his retirement working there and in the University Hospital At the beginning of the Spanish Civil War his father a professional soldier was imprisoned in Madrid and condemned to death Eduardo with his mother and sister spent the night with his father before he faced the firing squad on September 8 1936 Later referring to those days he said that they had been the most painful days of his life The event left a deep mark on his soul and was the start of a profound spiritual crisis the beginning of his inner conversion to God On June 17 1941 he married Laura Busca Otaegui They had met in 1935 at the King s Hospital where she had been working in the pharmacy They eventually had seven children Thereafter his wife and children always came first in his life On June 1 1952 he asked for admission to Opus Dei His contact with the Work meant the start of a serious struggle for continual improvement in his Christian life following the way opened by the holy life and teachings of the Founder Saint Josemaria Escriva a person he came to love greatly Little by little growing in the awareness of his divine filiation Eduardo developed a simple and firm piety People always found him serene and cheerful even when faced with serious difficulties or in moments of tiredness He worked exceptionally hard His day started very early with time dedicated to personal prayer and daily Mass and usually finished in the early hours of the following day He showed great care for his colleagues and assistants For his students he was a teacher and guide not only in professional matters but also in personal ones He was friendly with everyone and tried to make himself always available But at the same time he was demanding both on himself and on others because he wanted the talents he and they had received to be used for God s glory Patients found him a true friend for he paid attention to every aspect of their life to help them attain both bodily and spiritual health In Opus Dei he learned the value of fosterng a unity of life He came to see that the care of his family his study and work his interaction with friends colleagues and students should all be deeply influenced by his faith He found in each activity done carefully and with order a way to draw closer to God it was the offering of his life turning it into true contemplative prayer He retired from teaching in 1983 when he was 73 years old A short while later he was diagnosed with a cancerous tumour On being operated on it was discovered that the cancer was too extensive to be curable From the very beginning he was aware of the seriousness of his illness and he accepted it uniting himself ever more completely with Christ s sufferings on the Cross

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  • Prayer for Dr. Eduardo's intercession - Opus Dei
    Nederland Norsk Norge Polski Polska Português Brasil Português Portugal Slovenčina Slovensko Slovenščina Slovenija Suomi Suomi Svenska Sverige Việt ngữ Việt Nam العربي لبنان עברית ישראל русский Казахстан Русский Россия Українська Україна 中文 繁體 中文 繁體 香港 HK 日本語 日本 简体中文 中国 Contact rss Eduardo Ortiz de Landázuri Segovia 1910 Pamplona 1985 Home Contact Search home Biography Favors Prayer Card News of the cause Other resources Search Biography Favors Prayer Card News of the cause Other resources Search Close Prayer Card Prayer for Dr Eduardo s intercession Prayer for private devotion Prayer Card June 20 2013 print email facebook twitter ePub kindle PRAYER Lord you filled with love the heart of your servant Eduardo a physician so that he could give his life unreservedly to others especially with his family in university teaching and through unfailing attention to the sick May I also find you and serve you in those around me especially in those who are suffering either in body or in spirit Deign to glorify your servant Eduardo and grant me through his intercession the favor that I ask Make request here Amen Our Father Hail Mary Glory be In conformity with the decrees of Pope Urban VIII we declare that there is no intention of anticipating in any way the judgement of the Church and that this prayer is not intended for public use Featured Novena for Forgiveness Letter from the Prelate for Jubilee of Mercy Free eBook to Prepare for the Year of Mercy Blessed are the merciful eBook Catechesis on the Family vol II 50th Anniversary of Midtown Metro eBook Mary a Life Close to Jesus The Message of Saint Josemaria links The Holy See Writings of the founder of Opus Dei Saint Josemaría website Blessed Alvaro del Portillo website Romana Bulletin of the Opus Dei

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  • Favors Received Through the Intercession of Eduardo Ortiz de Landazuri - Opus Dei
    and I asked my whole family to do the same We were told that the cancer was local and that an operation was quite feasible but as time went by the news became more disheartening The oncologist decided they couldn t operate because there was mediastinal adenopathy and the tumor was too close to the trachea At most he could live for two years even after they did a tracheotomy When trying to get specimens for a biopsy there were two lung collapses We kept on praying to Dr Eduardo and the surprise came after x rays were taken to study the lung collapse The doctor told us that the dark mark had become much smaller and the adenopathies were disappearing And this improvement came about without as yet having any treatment that could explain the changes Later my son saw another specialist who assured us that there was no cancer A biopsy was done by the University of Navarra Clinic and they also found no evidence of a tumor A V A non viable foetus When my daughter in law had her first echogram she received the lovely news that she was expecting twins With the second echogram everything was normal but with the third the gynaecologist said that one of the foetuses was not viable because the ureter was completely blocked Another colleague confirmed the diagnosis and thought that the best plan would be to eliminate that foetus in favor of the other one Another specialist was consulted who said that it could be a cyst but with succeeding echograms it seemed that the first diagnosis was correct In yet another consultation the opinion given was the same although the blockage could be partial From the beginning I went to Dr Eduardo because my daughter in law is

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