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Not What You Expected: Dora del Hoyo

A brief video about Dora del Hoyo, whose process of canonization was opened on June 18, 2012. The video focuses on the virtues required for Dora's work as a homemaker, which she sanctified by putting love into the small details.

One Like Us on the Way to Sainthood

One Like Us on the Way to Sainthood

I met Dora in 1995, when domestic work was far from my life and even farther from my mind. Dora and I happened to coincide on two occasions in particular in a period of about two months time. This however was enough for me to realize how she was, how she lived, for whom and why she had spent her days giving of herself to the full. There was no need for long explanations to grasp the meaning of her existence. Dora knew the meaning of her life and the path to achieve it to the full.

Dora del Hoyo: Newsletter N°1

Dora del Hoyo: Newsletter N°1

The first issue of the newsletter about the Servant of God Dora del Hoyo is now in print and available for download. Its title is "Dora del Hoyo: A Professional Homemaker."

Who is Dora?

Dora del Hoyo, A Professional Homemaker

Dora del Hoyo, A Professional Homemaker

Dora del Hoyo Alonso was born on January 11, 1914, in Boca de Huergano, a small town in northern Spain. Through her family, she learned to love the work of the home and to value working hard and well. Her example helped many to value ordinary work as a means of growing closer to God. Her cause of canonization opened on June 18, 2012.

Time For Others

Time For Others

"Diligence is a virtue that especially characterized Dora," recalls Ma. Carmen Cominges, "She really knew how to maximize her time. It was typical to hear her say, 'As I have a few minutes to spare, I'm going to take advantage of them.'"

Video: Opening of Dora's Cause of Canonization

A video summary that shows the ceremony of the opening of the Cause of Canonization of Salvadora del Hoyo. It also includes a brief narration of the life of the woman who sanctified herself taking care of her house and of others.

The Scanner

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The Scanner

I want to share a favor I received through Dora del Hoyo: I needed to send some documents that I first needed to scan, and I could not get the scanner...

I Came Across Her Prayer Card

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I Came Across Her Prayer Card

I am very impressed with Dora. About three weeks ago, I came across her prayer card in a chapel and I said to myself, "If I feel like I'm 'in a hole'...

Nuts and Bolts

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Nuts and Bolts

I was cleaning the drain of a sink, and I was trying to tighten a bolt that would not fit back into place. I tried several times and nothing worked....

Dora and My Family

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Dora and My Family

Minette is from Canada. "One day at an Opus Dei Centre in Vancouver, I found a prayer card (similar to St. Josemaria's prayer card that I am familiar...

It Arrived Just In Time

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It Arrived Just In Time

In my work, we make an order for fruit two days a week. Normally the fruit arrives on Fridays at 2 o'clock in the afternoon. But something unexpected...

An Impossible Passport Situation

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An Impossible Passport Situation

In July of 2011, I began the process of renewing my passport which was to expire in October. For the first time, I was being asked for certain...