Letter from the Prelate (14 February 2019)

Monsignor Fernando Ocáriz stresses the importance of unity with those around us, a unity that, since it is the result of love, "is not uniformity, but communion."

Rome, 14 February 2019

My dearest children, may Jesus watch over my daughters and sons for me!

In my recent journey in several Central American countries, I was able to experience once again the blessed unity of the Work. We should not fail to be surprised by this sign of God’s mercy towards us. Our Father once said, referring to 14 February 1930 and 14 February 1943, “It was ...

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

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