News about the Alviras' Cause

On September 20, 2012, Cardinal Ruoco, Archbishop of Madrid, presided over the closing of the diocesan phase of the cause of canonization of the servants of God Tomás and Paquita Alvira.

News of the cause

On September 20, 2012, Cardinal Ruoco, Archbishop of Madrid, presided over the closing of the diocesan phase of the cause of canonization of the servants of God Tomás and Paquita Alvira.

Caridnal Ruoco had also opened the diocesan process on the life and virtues of the married couple on February 19, 2009.

In the closing ceremony in September 2012, with their eight living children in attendance, Cardinal Ruoco said that “the Church wants to hold up as models of sanctity people who have lived integrally their matrimonial vocation.”