Book Reviews by Dr Pravin Thevathasan (11/2/14)
Alvaro Del Portillo
The Power of Humility
by Helena Scott and Ethel Tolansky
Catholic Truth Society
Publishers Book Information
This is a great introduction to the life of Alvaro Del Portillo, who succeeded St Josemaria Escriva as head of
Opus Dei in 1975 and who will be beatified in August 2014.
He was born in 1914 in Madrid and first studied as an engineer. In 1935 he joined Opus Dei which
had only been in existence for seven years. In 1944 he was ordained as one of the first three members of Opus Dei.
In 1946 he moved to Rome with St Josemaria who he served on the General Council until 1975.
The booklet describes his great love for the Church. He was consultor to several congregations
of the Holy See and he wrote on the priesthood and laity.
In 1982 he was appointed the first Prelate of Opus Dei and he was ordained bishop in 1991. He died in 1994 only
a few hours after returning from a pilgrimage to the Holy Land. A loyal son of the Church.
Copyright ©; Dr Pravin Thevathasan 2014
Version: 11th February 2014