Letter from the Prelate (10 August 2019)

Now starting his pastoral visit to Canada, Monsignor Ocáriz reminds us of the importance of prayer: "Our dialogue with Jesus Christ opens up new perspectives for us, new ways to see things that are always more filled with hope."

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

How often we have meditated on our Lord’s words that we “ought always to pray and not lose heart” (Lk 18:1)!

When the apostles asked Jesus to teach them to pray, our Lord answered, “When you pray, say: Father…” And Jesus started his own prayer by directing himself to the Father: with praise and thanksgiving ...

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In Chicago

A brief video summary of the days Monsignor Fernando Ocáriz spent in Chicago, the second stop on his pastoral trip to the United States and Canada.

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In New York

A brief video summary of the days spent in New York by Monsignor Ocáriz during his pastoral visit to the United States and Canada.

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.)