General Information: Opus Dei in the Philippines
Dreams falling short of reality
With a blessing and many details of affection
Regional Monthly Intention for October to December 2023
St. Josemaria Escriva at the Mirador Jesuit Villa in Baguio City
Blessed Alvaro Relic at the Antipolo Cathedral
Journey of healing, journey of faith
“God gave me the undeserved gift of conversion.”
Daily Gospel Commentary
The text of the Gospel and a brief commentary to help us pray about Jesus's life and words. This link is updated daily. "When you open the Holy Gospel, think that what is written there — the words and deeds of Christ — is something that you should not only know, but live. Everything, every point that is told there, has been gathered, detail by detail, for you to make it come alive in the individual circumstances of your life... Take up the Gospel every day, then, and read it and live it as a definite rule. This is what the saints have done" (The Forge, no. 754).
“The Lord comes to our aid and raises us up”
You must never treat anyone unmercifully. If you think someone is not worthy of your mercy, you should realize that you don't deserve mercy either. You do not deserve to have been created, or to be a Christian, or to be a son of God, or to have the family you have... (The Forge, 145)
Many other scenes of the Gospel have also made a deep impact on us, such as his forgiveness of the adulterous woman, the parable of the prodigal son, that of the lost sheep, that of the pardoned debtor, the resurrection of the son of the widow at Naim . How many reasons based on justice could Christ have found to work this great wonder! The only son of that poor …
PHOTO GALLERY: The Prelate of Opus Dei’s Apostolic Trip to the Philippines on July 25 to August 5, 2023
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VIDEO: The Prelate in Cebu, 2023
Highlights of Msgr.Fernando Ocariz’s activities in Cebu on August 3-5, 2023
VIDEO: The Prelate in Manila, 2023
Highlights of Msgr. Fernando Ocariz in Manila on July 25 to August 3, 2023.
“Joyful in hope, constant in prayer”: With the Father in Cebu Oakridge Pavilion
The general audience held at the Oakridge Pavilion on Friday, August 4, 2023 highlighted the Prelate’s stay in Cebu.
The Prelate in Cebu, August 3-5, 2023
Msgr. Fernando Ocariz was in Cebu on August 3-5, at the latter part of his 12-day apostolic trip to the Philippines. In his less than 48 hours stay he visited various apostolic projects and met with many people.
The Prelate in Manila, July 26 to August 3, 2023
Highlights of the Prelate’s activities in Manila
"Omnia in Bonum": With the Father at the MOA Arena
The Prelate of Opus Dei had a one-hour gathering with families, members of Opus Dei and their friends at the Mall of Asia (MOA) Arena on Sunday, 30 July 2023.
The Prelate of Opus Dei Arrives for 12-day Apostolic Trip
Msgr. Fernando Ocariz, Prelate of Opus Dei, will be in the Philippines from July 25 to August 5, 2023.
Prelate sets July trip to the Philippines
Msgr. Fernando Ocariz, the Prelate of Opus Dei, will be in the Philippines on July 25 to August 5, 2023.
Motu Proprio “Ad charisma tuendum”
Motu Proprio “Ad charisma tuendum” by Pope Francis
Letter from the Prelate regarding the Motu Proprio “Ad charisma tuendum”
Monsignor Fernando Ocariz, Prelate of Opus Dei, writes about Pope Francis' Motu Proprio “Ad charisma tuendum” ("To safeguard the charism").
Motu Proprio “Ad charisma tuendum”: Questions and Answers
We offer some questions and answers prepared by the Opus Dei Information Office regarding the Motu Proprio “Ad charisma tuendum.”
Letter from the Prelate (6 October 2022)
The Prelate of Opus Dei informs us that he will convoke an Extraordinary General Congress in the first half of 2023 in order to make the changes to the Statutes indicated in "Ad charisma tuendum."
Statutes of Opus Dei
The Statutes of Opus Dei were promulgated by Pope St John Paul II in 1982. Written in Latin, they define precisely the juridical configuration of the Prelature, its organization, and its aims.
Apostolic constitution "Ut sit"
The English translation of the apostolic constitution, Ut sit, by which Opus Dei was established as the Catholic Church's first personal prelature.
The Prelate is suggesting that the faithful and friends of Opus Dei pray for this intention in a special way, from 2 October 2022 to 2 October 2024.
November Recollection Kit (2023)
A recollection is a “mini-retreat,” a few hours of quiet prayer when we look at our lives in God's presence. This guide can help us spend an hour or two in loving conversation with God, right where we are.
From the Prelate: Enlarging the Heart
Considerations about Christian social action in light of the message of St. Josemaría, from Monsignor Fernando Ocáriz, Prelate of Opus Dei.
"Never forget where you come from"
Monick Tello is a Peruvian numerary who moved to Stockholm, Sweden seventeen years ago. She writes about her experience at World Youth Day in Lisbon this summer and how the Pope's invitation to acknowledge our roots inspired her.
Making the Centre a Home (II)
Christian families are places where everyone lives and works for the others. Some missteps that can undermine this spirit, and ways to reawaken it.
Letter from the Prelate (16 February 2023)
Monsignor Fernando Ocáriz invites us to reflect on some attitudes and expressions of fraternity.