Blessed Álvaro del Portillo Díez de Sollano

Blessed Álvaro del Portillo Díez de SollanoMemorial


One of eight children. Joined Opus Dei in 1935. Engineering student. Member of the Saint Vicent de Paul Society, and taught catechism to children in in poor neighbourhoods where the Society worked. Priest, ordained on 25 June 1944 in Madrid, Spain. Assigned to work in Rome, Italy in 1946. Bishop of the Personal Prelature of the Holy Cross and Opus Dei on 28 November 1982. Titular bishop of Vita on 7 December 1990.





MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Álvaro del Portillo Díez de Sollano“. CatholicSaints.Info. 28 December 2018. Web. 28 February 2021. <>