Letter from the Prelate (12 July 2019)

During his pastoral trip through the United States and Canada, Msgr Ocariz recalls the strength of the Communion of Saints and how we can help and support each other right where we are.

New York, 12 July 2019

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

During these days, ever since I left Rome, I have been thanking God especially for the marvel of the Communion of Saints. With the certainty given by faith, we know that we are even closer to one another than if we were physically in the same place.

When I arrive at a ...

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.

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