(ZENIT News / León, 09.11.2023).- On August 30th, the Archbishop of the Archdiocese of León (Mexico), Monsignor Alfonso Cortés Contreras, concluded the process established in the “Sanctorum Mater” Instruction regarding the study of a purported miraculous healing attributed to the intercession of Blessed Álvaro del Portillo, the first successor of Saint Josemaría. Now, the records of the process will be delivered to the Dicastery for the Causes of Saints in Rome for further study.
The potential miracle involves the rapid and complete recovery, without rehabilitation, of Juan Carlos Bisogno, who suffered a severe traumatic brain injury, a temporary depressed skull fracture, pneumoencephalus, and a mid-floor fracture due to an accident, with the total absence of neurological and psychological sequelae.
After concluding the session, the Archbishop of León expressed his desire for this new undertaking to have a happy conclusion, aiming to bring glory to God, demonstrating how God our Lord performs wonderful works in His children and, in this case, in our brother Álvaro del Portillo. He wished that God our Lord would be glorified through his life and that his life would also serve as an example for all of us to move forward, continue serving God, and serve the Church.
The attendees at the session were also delighted to remember that Blessed Álvaro’s mother was Mexican.
Present at the event were the Regional Vicar of the Prelature of Opus Dei in Mexico, José Ricardo Furber Cano, and the Vicar of the Prelature in Guadalajara, Juan Pablo Wong González, who was entrusted with delivering the records of the process to Rome.
Álvaro del Portillo was beatified in Madrid in 2014. The Church recognized his intercession in the healing of Chilean child José Ignacio Ureta Wilson, who had suffered a cardiac arrest lasting over half an hour.
Source: Opus Dei.