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"No one is born a saint, but Dora struggled to be one."

"No one is born a saint, but Dora struggled to be one."

"What I like about Dora is the way that she loved others," says Lucka from the Czech Republic. Lucka is 15 years old and got to know Dora by reading her biography, A Lighted Lamp. "Of course, no one is born a saint, but Dora struggled to be one. In her presence, everyone felt loved and at the same time, she loved each person in a special way, without having preferences. I think that if we were more like her, we would make life more pleasant for others."

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My Dog Romulus

My Dog Romulus

My dog Romulus, a three-month old puppy, had been sick for some time. We brought him to the vet twice, and then finally they kept him there overnight. It turned out that he had a rotavirus.

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Dora del Hoyo: Memories of Saint Josemaria

Dora del Hoyo: Memories of Saint Josemaria

Dora del Hoyo, whose cause of canonization has been opened, recalls her first memories of Saint Josemaria, in this interview done in 2000, four years before her death at the age of 90.

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An Order of 26 Cakes

An Order of 26 Cakes

I run a small bakery business out of my home, and my mother gave me Dora’s prayer card. I pray to Dora every day asking for her help in my business–that the cakes will turn out well, and that I will have plenty of orders. One Monday or Tuesday during Christmas time, I received an order of twenty-six cakes which had to be ready that Friday.

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Because Dora was once in Switzerland

Because Dora was once in Switzerland

I prayed to Dora that my husband would win an architecture contest in Switzerland. I knew that Dora had been to Switzerland before, and I had no doubt that she would help us.

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The Scanner

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 to work properly. I remembered that Dora had done me a favor once...

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Nuts and Bolts

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. But all that changed as soon as I said "DORA, NOW!"

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Not What You Expected: Dora del Hoyo

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.

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A Lot of Favors

A Lot of Favors

Here is a short summary of the favors that I have received by praying to Dora del Hoyo. Thank you for all this, Dora - I will continue handing out your prayer card!

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It Arrived Just In Time

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 ​came up earlier that week and we ended up being without fruit, and needing to prepare food for 50 people.

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Family Traditions: The Annual "Crespillos"

Family Traditions: The Annual "Crespillos"

Knowing how to be creative with what one has at home: perhaps this example could serve as inspiration. Every year on the "Friday of Sorrows" (the Friday before Palm Sunday), the mother of Saint Josemaría, Dolores Escrivá, used to prepare a special dessert called "crespillos".​ It was a simple dessert that she ​would only make on that day, and thus the family would look forward to it. The recipe is easy to follow and inexpensive, and makes for a tasty and original dessert for your family.

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I Came Across Her Prayer Card

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' for how bad I feel, then what could be better than to pray to Dora 'del Hoyo' (Spanish for 'of the hole')." I even started to use her name as a password, to remind myself to pray to her.

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