Letter from the Prelate (10 September 2020)

This 15th of September will mark 45 years since the election of Blessed Alvaro as Saint Josemaria’s first successor. Monsignor Ocáriz encourages us to see him as an example of fidelity to the spirit of Opus Dei.

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

This 15th of September will mark 45 years since the election of Don Alvaro as Saint Josemaria’s first successor. It was a very important moment, since it meant the beginning of continuity in being faithful to our Founder’s inheritance, showing us how to live the spirit of Opus Dei in our life today. Blessed ...

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In Vancouver

A summary of the days spent in Vancouver with Monsignor Ocáriz during his pastoral visit to Canada.

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In Los Angeles

In his final get-togethers on his pastoral visit to the United States, Monsignor Ocáriz met with two large groups of members and friends of the Prelature.

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In Houston

A brief video summary of the Prelate of Opus Dei's pastoral visit to Houston, Texas.

Previous Prelates

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

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

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