Days of Rainbow: Pictures of Beatification of Bishop Alvaro Del Portillo: Spain 27th September 2014

5 10 2014

Bishop Alvaro

27th of September morning in Barajas Spain, the dawn of Beatification. Thousands traveled to Spain to witness the beatification and to pray before the remains of the new blessed of the Catholic Church.  We bring you the story of their journey in pictures and vidoes

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Picture 1 Participants from Nigeria getting ready to attend the beatification of Alvaro del Portillo, Bishop and Prelate of Opus Dei

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Picture 3 Happy expectant faces going for the Beatification of Don Alvaro

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Picture 4 People queuing to get a bus to Valdebebas for the beatification of Álvaro del Portillo.

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Picture 5 Faces of people waiting to get on the bus to Valdebebas for the beatification of Álvaro del Portillo.

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Picture 6 Crowd of early arrivals at Valdebebas for the beatification of Álvaro del Portillo.

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Picture 7 People taking pictures while waiting for the Mass of Beatification

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Picture 8 Faces of participants at Valdebebas for the beatification of Álvaro del Portillo.

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Picture 10 People came from the four continents to Valdebebas for the beatification of Álvaro del Portillo.

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Picture 14 Screens at the background showing scenes in the life of the soon to be beatified Alvaro

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Picture 14a Over 300 Bishops from dioceses in different continents came for the Beatification of Alvaro

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The prelate

The present prelate of Opus Dei, Bishop Javier Eechevarria arrives and the Mass of the beatification begins.

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Picture 15 Faces of pilgrims at the beatification

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Picture 16 Over 250, 000 people attended the Beatification ceremony

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Picture 17 Participants attending the Mass of Beatification


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Picture 20 People going home after the Mass off the Beatification

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Picture 21 Hundreds of thousands going home happily having attended the beatification Day of Beatification e_Page_5

Picture 22 Faces of those overjoyed at witnessing the making of a saint

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Picture 23 Happy participants at the events

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Picture 24 b Rainbow colors at the beatification

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Picture 25 Pilgrim setting off for the thanks giving Mass in valdebebas beatification of Alvaro

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Picture 26 Long walk to valdebebas for the thanks giving Mass after the beatification of Blessed Alvaro

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Picture 27 People asking for direction to Valdebebas

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Picture 28 Long walk to Valdebebas for the thank giving Mass


Picture 29 People taking pictures while waiting for the thanksgiving Mass to begin


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Picture 32 Pictures taken during the Mass of thanksgiving


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Picture 33 Pictures to remember

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Picture 34 Background screen shows the Prelate of Opus Dei entering the square to a loud ovation and the thanks giving Mass begins

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Picture 35 People praying during Mass of thanksgiving to God for the beatification of Don Alvaro

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Picture 36 People in silent prayer of thanksgiving

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Below are the pictures of People at the Mass in Rome at the Basilica of St John Lateran celebrated in honor of the new blessed Alvaro del Portillo on 30th September 2014

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Picture 38 Pictures taking in front of the basilica of St John Lateran

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On Ist October 2014, the Holy Father, Pope Francis invited all the participants at the beatification ceremony to St. Peters square for a special audience. Below are pictures of that great event.

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Picture 52 Bus load of Nigerian contingent heading to St.Peter’s Square for an audience with Pope Francis


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Picture 53 Behold the Pope!

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A look Inside St Peter’s Basilica !

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Random Shots of Viva Roma!

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6 responses

23 10 2014

Thank you very much for the beautiful pictures at the beatification ceremony.
It was a great job carried out.
For those of us who missed out.
We pray our lord keeps us alive to attend the canonization ceremony in Rome.

23 10 2014

Thank you Charles, it is always a joy to know that we have helped you participate in this event, no matter how small. Yes, we pray that Alvaro will be Canonized in no distant time.

12 10 2014

Thanks for sharing these pictures especially for those who missed it.

12 10 2014

You are welcome Amakaanozie, that you enjoy it makes the effort worthwhile. Thanks again.

10 10 2014

That is great Larry, I have set Alvaro as my role model for fidelity

10 10 2014
Larry Wolfe

We have a mass on Saturday at 10:30am here in Amsterdam for thanksgiving to the beautification

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