Highlight Video of the Prelate in Australia
There was so much joy during the Father's trip to Australia!
Video of the Prelate's Visit to New Zealand
Highlights from the Prelate of Opus Dei's trip to New Zealand. From August 24-26, Msgr. Fernando Ocáriz traveled to New Zealand to spend a few days with the faithful of Opus Dei in that country and with the people and families who participate in the Prelature's mission of evangelization.
The Father in Auckland
In Auckland, the Father gathered with a crowd of 300.
2,000 gather in Sydney to see the Father
The Prelate of Opus Dei was relaxed and happy as he gathered with Aussies on Sunday 20 August.
The Father in Brisbane and Melbourne
From 16-19 August 2023, the Prelate of Opus Dei spent time in Melbourne and Brisbane.
The Father gathers with students and young professionals in Sydney
Msgr Fernando Ocariz meets young men and women at Warrane College and Creston College
The Father, Msgr Fernando Ocariz, has arrived in Australia
Program of the Prelate of Opus Dei in Australia and New Zealand
From August 8 to August 26, Monsignor Fernando Ocáriz will be making a pastoral visit to Australia and New Zealand.
The charism of Opus Dei
This short video brings together some features of the charism of Opus Dei as explained by St. Josemaría: doing everything out of love, understanding all people, praying for the Church and the Pope, sharing one vocation, being a family, imitating Jesus Christ, being a temple of the Blessed Trinity wherever we are, and sanctifying work.
Celebrating 20 years since St Josemaria was canonised
Aussies celebrate 20 years since the canonisation of St Josemaria Escriva by sharing their memories
Serving the community in Alice Springs and NZ
High schoolers, university students and young professionals tell their stories of two recent community service workcamps for young men: to Alice Springs in the heart of the outback and to the district of Kāeo in New Zealand.
Young Aussies at UNIV 2022
Last month in Rome, university students from around the world gathered to partake in the annual UNIV Conference. Held during Holy Week, this initiative was launched by St Josemaria in 1968 to encourage young people to reflect on, discuss, and address significant world issues facing humanity. This year the topic of the forum was “Rebuilding Together: The Strength of Human Relationships." Three young attendees from Australia write about their experience - Gerard Rajakariar, Carina Rodrigues and Joshua Lay.
An encounter with St Josemaria on the Camino
As we celebrate St Josemaria’s feast day in 2021, his worldwide impact is evident. Tens of thousands of members, apostolic initiatives aplenty, beatified members… the list goes on. But at the heart of these numbers is what is most important – a personal encounter with God. And for many, this involves a personal encounter with St Josemaria.
Daily Gospel Commentary
The text of the Gospel and a brief commentary to help us pray about Jesus's life and words. This link is updated daily. "When you open the Holy Gospel, think that what is written there — the words and deeds of Christ — is something that you should not only know, but live. Everything, every point that is told there, has been gathered, detail by detail, for you to make it come alive in the individual circumstances of your life... Take up the Gospel every day, then, and read it and live it as a definite rule. This is what the saints have done" (The Forge, no. 754).
Motu Proprio “Ad charisma tuendum”
Motu Proprio “Ad charisma tuendum” by Pope Francis
Letter from the Prelate regarding the Motu Proprio “Ad charisma tuendum”
Monsignor Fernando Ocariz, Prelate of Opus Dei, writes about Pope Francis' Motu Proprio “Ad charisma tuendum” ("To safeguard the charism").
Motu Proprio “Ad charisma tuendum”: Questions and Answers
We offer some questions and answers prepared by the Opus Dei Information Office regarding the Motu Proprio “Ad charisma tuendum.”
Letter from the Prelate (6 October 2022)
The Prelate of Opus Dei informs us that he will convoke an Extraordinary General Congress in the first half of 2023 in order to make the changes to the Statutes indicated in "Ad charisma tuendum."
Statutes of Opus Dei
The Statutes of Opus Dei were promulgated by Pope St John Paul II in 1982. Written in Latin, they define precisely the juridical configuration of the Prelature, its organization, and its aims.
Apostolic constitution "Ut sit"
The English translation of the apostolic constitution, Ut sit, by which Opus Dei was established as the Catholic Church's first personal prelature.
“Try to enter in on the scene taking part as just one more person there”
How I wish your bearing and conversation were such that, on seeing or hearing you, people would say: This man reads the life of Jesus Christ. (The Way, 2)
When you open the Holy Gospel, think that what is written there ‑‑ the words and deeds of Christ ‑‑ is something that you should not only know, but live. Everything, every point that is told there, has been gathered, detail by detail, for you to make it come alive in the individual circumstances of your life. God has called us Catholics to follow him closely. In that holy Writing …
The Prelate is suggesting that the faithful and friends of Opus Dei pray for this intention in a special way, from 2 October 2022 to 2 October 2023.
September Recollection Kit (2023)
A recollection is a “mini-retreat,” a few hours of quiet prayer when we look at our lives in God's presence. This guide can help us spend an hour or two in loving conversation with God, right where we are.
From the Prelate: Enlarging the Heart
Considerations about Christian social action in light of the message of St. Josemaría, from Monsignor Fernando Ocáriz, Prelate of Opus Dei.
Preparing for World Youth Day 2023: "I know it's going to change me"
World Youth Day 2023 will take place in Lisbon, Portugal, from 1 to 6 August. Four young Chileans talk about how they're preparing for the event.
The Kingdom of God and his Justice: Justice (II)
Justice provides us with a “map” that marks out the most important goals for each day. Its definition stems from the principle that every duty is based on a relationship. A new article in the "Very Human, Very Divine" series on the virtues.
Letter from the Prelate (16 February 2023)
Monsignor Fernando Ocáriz invites us to reflect on some attitudes and expressions of fraternity.