Letter from the Prelate (10 June 2021)

The Prelate of Opus Dei encourages us to help prepare for the centenary of the Work, which will take place from the 2nd of October 2028 to the 14th of February 2030.

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

In my October 28 letter, I reminded you that we are approaching the centenary of the Work – a special opportunity to renew our desire to serve God, the Church and the whole of society.

The health crisis that we are experiencing around the world has confirmed for us the need to care for one another, with a ...

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In Montreal

A summary of the days spent in Montreal with Monsignor Ocáriz during his pastoral visit to Canada.

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In Vancouver

A summary of the days spent in Vancouver with Monsignor Ocáriz during his pastoral visit to Canada.

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.