Alvaro del Portillo: The Power of Humility
By Helena Scott & Ethel Tolansky
This booklet, published by the Catholic Truth Society, recounts the extraordinary life of a man who went from being a successful engineer to a priest whose ministry influenced some of the most momentous events of the Church in the twentieth century. He was present at Vatican II as a theological expert, and, on the death of St. Josemaría Escrivá, became the prelate of Opus Dei. He set a wonderful example of faithfulness to the Church combined with openness and humility, and he will be beatified on September 27th, 2014 in Madrid, Spain.
Ethel Tolansky is former Head of French at the University of Westminster. Helena Scott works as a research assistant at the University of Westminster and as a freelance translator.