Letter from the Prelate (12 July 2019)

During his pastoral trip to the United States and Canada, Monsignor Ocáriz reminds us that the Communion of Saints should be a source of strength for us, and that we can help and sustain the others wherever we are.

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

During these days, since leaving Rome, I have especially thanked our Lord for the marvel of the Communion of Saints. With the certitude of faith, we know that we are even closer to one another than when we are physically nearby.

When I arrive somewhere, it seems as though all of us there have always been close ...

In Chicago: "Center your lives on Christ"

In his second full day in Chicago, the Prelate of Opus Dei had two large meetings at Northridge Preparatory School in Chicago, encouraging those present to make Christ the center of their lives.

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.)