Letter from the Prelate (20 September 2021)

The Prelate of Opus Dei encourages us to strengthen our union with Our Lord through the Cross.

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

A few days ago, on the feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, I recalled once again the words our Father addressed to us on 14 September 1969, at the end of the blessing with the Lignum Crucis. On that occasion he listed, one by one, the reasons we have for loving the Cross. As the ...

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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.