Number of articles: 33

Monsignor Mariano Fazio

Auxiliary Vicar of Opus Dei since 2019, Mariano Fazio was born in Buenos Aires on April 25, 1960. He has been rector of the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross and was an invited expert at the Latin American Bishops Conference in Aparecida, Brazil, in 2007.

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Biography of Rev. Jorge Gisbert

Jorge Gisbert was born in Alcoy, Alicante (Spain) in 1969. He was ordained a priest in 2004. In 2019 he was named Central Vicar Secretary of Opus Dei.

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Biography of Rev. Antoni Pujals

Rev. Antoni Pujals i Ginebreda was born in Terrassa, Spain, in 1955. Ordained a priest in Rome in 1985, he is the Vicar General of the Prelature.

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Organization of the Prelature

The Prelature of Opus Dei is governed by a Prelate, in accord with canon law and its own statutes. The Prelate and his vicars always carry out their work assisted by councils, made up largely of laity. The council for women is called the Central Advisory and the council for men is called the General Council; both are based in Rome.

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Why is the Prelate of Opus Dei called “Father”?

An article by Guillaume Derville on why the faithful in the Prelature of Opus Dei call the prelate "Father."

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Monsignor José Javier Marcos

Monsignor José Javier Marcos has been Central Vicar Secretary of Opus Dei since 2010.

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Monsignor Fernando Ocáriz

Monsignor Fernando Ocáriz, auxiliary vicar of Opus Dei, was born in Paris on October 27, 1944.

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Place in the Church

Opus Dei's work of spiritual formation complements the work of local churches. People who join Opus Dei or attend its activities continue to belong to their local dioceses.

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What is a personal prelature?

What is a personal prelature?

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To Serve the Church

Opus Dei was born in the Church and exists in the Church to serve the Church. In this year marking the 25th anniversary of the Work’s being erected as a personal prelature, we offer an article explaining the relevance of this event.

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