Letter from the Prelate (1 October 2019)

As October 2nd approaches, the Prelate invites us to foster optimism and initiative in the divine adventure of bringing Christ to all men and women.

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

During September in Rome we dedicated some days to reflecting on the need for and challenges of Christian formation in our day and age. Among other aspects, we recalled our Father’s conviction that the formation given in Opus Dei should be aimed at “forming Christians filled with optimism and drive who are capable of living their ...

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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.)