Letter from the Prelate (22 November 2020)

On the solemnity of Christ the King, Monsignor Ocáriz invites us to reflect on some words of Saint Josemaria in order to let Christ reign more fully in us.

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

Recently you received a long letter about certain characteristics of our dedication in the Work. I encourage you to continue re-reading this letter and deepening your understanding of it. I also invite the cooperators and those who take part in the work of Saint Raphael to read it carefully, since it can help you to get 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

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.