Message from the Prelate (4 November 2018)

The Prelate reminds us with Scripture that "our hope is in heaven," a truth we should contemplate during the month of November.

Rome, 4 November 2018

We began November by celebrating the Solemnity of All Saints, and, the next day, the Commemoration of the Faithful Departed. These celebrations remind us that our hope is in Heaven (cf. Col 1:5); a hope that lights up our steps on this earth. It tells us that the world we live in will one day be transformed into “new heavens and a new earth” (2 ...

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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