Letter from the Prelate (17 July 2021)

On the occasion of the feast of Saint Mary Magdalene next week, the Prelate of Opus Dei invites us to welcome with renewed enthusiasm Christ's call to conversion.

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

Let us continue praying for the apostolic efforts throughout the world, and now specifically for the new region of Colombia and Ecuador. Also remember to accompany me with your prayer on the trip that I will undertake within a few days to several countries.

Taking advantage of the feast of Saint Mary Magdalene that we will celebrate ...

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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.