Letter from the Prelate (9 April 2019)

In the week before Holy Week, Monsignor Fernando Ocáriz invites us, when contemplating Christ on the Cross, to reflect on our personal availability to carry out God's will.

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

On Good Friday, soon upon us, we will contemplate in Christ crucified the immensity of his redeeming love. This love led Him to be fully available and obedient to the will of God the Father.

Following Jesus and identifying with Him also leads us, within our personal circumstances, to an unrestricted availability for the challenges and requirements ...

Holy Thursday Homily of the Prelate

Homily given by Monsignor Fernando Ocáriz on 18 April 2019 in the prelatic church of Our Lady of Peace, in Rome. "We need Christ to definitively heal our own freedom."


Video: The Prelate in Puerto Rico

Monsignor Fernando Ocáriz made a pastoral visit to the island of Puerto Rico from January 31st to February 3rd. This video offers a summary of the trip.

The Prelate in Puerto Rico

From 31 January to 3 February, Monsignor Fernando Ocáriz made a pastoral visit to the island of Puerto Rico, where he met with many faithful and friends of the Prelature.

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.)