Letter from the Prelate (8 June 2018)

The formation offered in Opus Dei is also addressed to young people, so that "they may be, now and for the rest of their lives, Christian leaven in families, jobs, and the whole of the immense field of human life in the middle of the world."

My dear children: may Jesus watch over my daughters and sons for me!

The upcoming Synod of Bishops on young people and vocational discernment moves me, with these lines, to invite you to renew your dedication to the work of Saint Raphael. As Saint Josemaria used to say, for all of us this apostolic work should be “the apple of our eye,” since the Christian formation of young people is ...

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 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.

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.)