Letter from the Prelate (19 June 2020)

On the feast of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, Monsignor Ocáriz invites us to ask our Lord for a heart like His, so that we can bring peace to those around us.

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

Today, with the whole Church, we contemplate in a special way the Sacred Heart of Jesus. This date is an opportunity to let ourselves be surprised once again by the marvelous truth that God has wanted to draw close to mankind and even become one of us, with a heart in so many ways like ours. Thus ...

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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

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