Letter from the Prelate (1 April 2020)

With Holy Week only a few days away and amid so much suffering, Monsignor Fernado Ocáriz invites us to look at Christ on the Cross, who is the source of our hope.

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

The Paschal Triduum is drawing near, when the liturgy will invite us to contemplate these great mysteries of God’s love for us. In the current time of suffering all over the world due to the pandemic, let us look frequently at Christ Crucified. Let us see in the Holy Cross, as the Pope helped us to ...

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In Montreal

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

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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.

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.)