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 ...

The Prelate in Puerto Rico

From 31 January to 3 February, Monsignor Fernando Ocáriz made a pastoral visit to the island of Puerto Rico, where he met with many faithful 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

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