Letter from the Prelate (August 2021)

The Prelate of Opus Dei invites us to accompany him in his prayer and thanksgiving for the fiftieth anniversary of his priestly ordination.

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

The upcoming 15th, solemnity of the Assumption of our Lady, will be the fiftieth anniversary of my priestly ordination. Every day is a good day to say to our Lord the prayer that we learned from Don Alvaro: “Thank you, forgive me, help me more.” But on some occasions, like this anniversary, these words take on a ...


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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.