Message from the Prelate (8 April 2018)

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

Today, on Divine Mercy Sunday, the liturgy reminds us with the joy proper to the Easter season of Saint John’s words: “This is the victory that overcomes the world, our faith” (1 Jn 5:4).

In the thrilling mission of bringing the Gospel to all peoples, every environment, every person, all of us in the Church encounter, along with many joys, also many difficulties. We will remain happy and ...

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.

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.

Academic Act Honoring Bishop Javier Echevarría

Academic Act Honoring Bishop Javier Echevarría

During a two day visit to the University of Navarra in Pamplona, Monsignor Fernando Ocáriz took part in an academic act honoring the former chancellor Bishop Javier Echevarría, and had a get-together with over 3,000 people in the University's sports complex.

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.)