Number of articles: 61

Reflections on the Christmas Crèche

In an introduction to a book with photos from a 2015 exposition, Bishop Javier Echevarría reflected on the history and significance of setting up Nativity scenes at Christmas.

Publications, Interviews, and Other Messages

Bishop Echevarría Buried in Prelatic Church

Bishop Javier Echevarría now lies in the crypt of Our Lady of Peace, the Prelatic Church of Opus Dei, alongside Blessed Alvaro del Portillo and Dora del Hoyo. With a brief video summary of the ceremony.

From the Prelate

A Conversation with Msgr. Fernando Ocáriz

The auxiliary vicar of Opus Dei speaks about Bishop Javier Echevarría's last hours in the hospital, and points to some of the key features in his life.

From the Prelate

Live Transmission of Prelate's Funeral Mass

This website will offer live transmission of a funeral Mass for Bishop Javier Echevarria, which will be celebrated on Thursday December 15th at 7 pm in Rome, at Saint Eugene's Basilica.

From the Prelate

Biography and Photos of Bishop Javier Echevarria

Biographical information about Bishop Javier Echevarria, the second successor of St. Josemaria Escriva as head of Opus Dei, from 1994-2016.

From the Prelate

"He will be helping us from heaven"

An interview published on Radio Vaticano (in Italian) by Alessandro Gissotti with Msgr. Fernando Ocáriz, auxiliary vicar of Opus Dei.

From the Prelate

Wake and Funeral Mass for the Prelate

The mortal remains of Bishop Javier Echevarría were brought this morning to Our Lady of Peace, the Prelatic church of Opus Dei. A memorial Mass will be held on Thursday, December 15th, at 7 pm, in Saint Eugene's basilica.

From the Prelate

Telegram from Pope Francis

As soon as he heard the news of Bishop Echevarría's death, the Holy Father telephoned to express his sorrow and also sent an affectionate telegram.

From the Church and the Pope

Bishop Echevarría Has Minor Lung Infection

The Prelate of Opus Dei, Bishop Javier Echevarría, is in the Campus Bio-Medico hospital in Rome with a minor lung infection.

From the Prelate

Letter from the Prelate (December 2016)

"We are invited to turn our eyes to Christ, while recalling his terrestrial birth in Bethlehem and awaiting, also with joy and peace, his glorious coming at the end of time."

Pastoral Letters and Messages