Monsignor Fernando Ocáriz, Prelate of Opus Dei

Letter from the Prelate (October 1, 2018)

On the 90th anniversary of the founding of Opus Dei, the Prelate invites us to reflect on God's gifts and renew our thanksgiving.

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

Tomorrow is the 90th anniversary of October 2nd, 1928. Shortly after that date, Saint Josemaria wrote, “On that day our Lord founded his Work; He brought to birth Opus Dei” (Personal Notes, no. 306). Our joy in celebrating this anniversary is also thanksgiving to God, who constantly enriches his Church with gifts and charisms: “Give ...

Previous Prelates

Mons. Javier Echevarría

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

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

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.)