Letter from the Prelate (5 January 2020)

At the beginning of a new year, Monsignor Fernando Ocáriz asks us to renew our faith in God's love for us.

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

At the beginning of a new year, you will surely have recalled Saint Josemaria’s words: “New year, new struggle!” It is a struggle that requires, yes, our own effort, but above all divine grace. Let us consider the parable of the sower, with the desire to be “good soil” (Mt 13:8) for receiving God’s ...

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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

Opus Dei is governed by a Prelate, in accord with canon law and its own statutes. (Click on title above for fuller explanation.)