Message from the Prelate (8 April 2018)

On Divine Mercy Sunday, the Prelate advises us to ask Jesus like the apostles: “Increase our faith!”

Rome, 8 April 2018

With Easter joy, the liturgy reminds us today, Divine Mercy Sunday, of these words of St John, “This is the victory that overcomes the world, our faith” (1 Jn 5:4).

In the enthralling mission of bringing the Gospel to every nation, all environments, and every person, we in the Church all encounter, together with many joys, plenty of difficulties. We will stay happy and filled ...

Prelate's Homily at Easter Vigil

Prelate's Homily at Easter Vigil

"Let us receive the light He wants to give us and share it with those around us." Homily of Monsignor Fernando Ocáriz at the Easter Vigil in Our Lady of Peace on 31 March 2018.

Prelate's Homily on Holy Thursday

Prelate's Homily on Holy Thursday

"The Eucharist is Jesus Christ himself, really present and given for us." Words from Monsignor Fernando Ocáriz's homily in Our Lady of Peace in Rome, on 29 March 2018.

Prelate's Pastoral Visit to Sweden

Prelate's Pastoral Visit to Sweden

"Prayer is the most powerful weapon we have for building up the Church,” Monsignor Fernando Ocáriz said during his four-day pastoral visit to Stockholm, where he greeted Cardinal Arborelius and met with faithful and friends of the Prelature.

Summary Video of the Father in London in December 2017

Summary Video of the Father in London in December 2017

The Prelate of Opus Dei spent three days in London in December 2017. This video includes some of the things he said to his sons and daughters in Britain and the various apostolic initiatives he was able to visit or hear about.

Highlights of Prelate's Pastoral Visit to Brazil

Highlights of Prelate's Pastoral Visit to Brazil

Monsignor Fernando Ocáriz has returned to Rome, after two weeks in Brazil during which he had the opportunity to get to know and speak with many people in the Prelature and their friends, in São Paulo and Río de Janeiro.

Previous Prelates

Mons. Javier Echevarría

Mons. Javier Echevarría

Bishop Echevarria served as head of Opus Dei from 1994-2016. He worked closely with St. Josemaria Escriva as his secretary from 1953 until the founder's death in 1975.

Blessed Alvaro del Portillo

Blessed Alvaro del Portillo

In 1975, Alvaro del Portillo succeeded St. Josemaría Escrivá as head of Opus Dei, carrying on his work with fidelity and dedication.

About the Role of Prelate

About the Role of Prelate

Opus Dei is governed by a Prelate, in accord with canon law and its own statutes. (Click on title above for fuller explanation.)