My dear children: may Jesus watch over my daughters and sons for me!
You may have heard that this morning Pope Francis approved the Apostolic Constitution Praedicate Evangelium, which reorganizes the Roman Curia and for which I invite you to pray. Among the many
changes, it provides for personal prelatures to be placed under the Congregation for the Clergy.
This changes the ordinary department for communication with the Holy See (many of the matters about which the Prelature normally deals with the Roman Curia are related to its presbyterate), but in no way modifies the essential nature of the Prelature of Opus Dei, made up of laity and priests, women and men, as established in the Statutes that the Apostolic See gave to the Work.
On the solemnity of St. Joseph, patron of the universal Church, we entrust to the Lord the service that the Roman Curia renders the Church and the world. Let us also ask our Lord that every lay person and every priest, every woman and every man of Opus Dei may know how to live with an evangelizing attitude, with optimism, offering our friendship to all people and seeking above all the friendship of Jesus Christ.
Your Father blesses you with all his affection,
Rome, 19 March 2022