Number of articles: 42

Good Son, Good Father

"When a good person we love passes away, a thousand memories flood our heart." An article on the impact of the death of Bishop Javier Echevarría in the hearts of so many people.

Recent News

Biography of the Prelate

Monsignor Fernando Ocáriz was born in Paris on October 27, 1944, in a Spanish family exiled in France due to the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939). He was elected and confirmed by Pope Francis as Prelate of Opus Dei on January 23, 2017.

Fernando Ocáriz

“The Prelate helps us sense God's loving fatherhood”

Translation of an interview with Monsignor Guillaume Derville, spiritual director of the Prelature of Opus Dei, published in "Aymeric Pourbaix" (for the French agency on January 21st.

In the news

"Youth, family, and poverty are challenges for today's Christians"

Yesterday at the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross, the new Prelate of Opus Dei, Monsignor Fernando Ocáriz, answered questions from journalists about the challenges the Church faces and the upcoming General Congress of Opus Dei.

Publications, Interviews, and Other Messages

Elective Process Begins with Meeting of Opus Dei’s Central Advisory

This morning in Rome, the process foreseen for the election and naming of the prelate of Opus Dei has begun, with the first plenary meeting of the women’s council of the prelature, called the central Advisory.

Press releases and statements

“Saint Josemaria's charism is a treasure that can beautify the world”

Isabel Sánchez is the central Secretary of the Advisory, the women's council that assists the Prelate in governing the Prelature. In this interview she describes the elective process that concludes with the naming of a new Prelate.

Recent News

Why is the Prelate of Opus Dei called “Father”?

An article by Guillaume Derville on why the faithful in the Prelature of Opus Dei call the prelate "Father."

Personal prelature

Election of Next Prelate of Opus Dei to Begin on January 21

The process planned for the election and appointment of the prelate of Opus Dei will begin in Rome on January 21.

Recent News

Memories of Bishop Javier Echevarría

Nicola Waite, a member of Opus Dei's Central Advisory in Rome, shares some memories of her time working with Bishop Javier Echevarria. "You could see as he talked that he was in constant conversation with God – you felt like he was talking to God, and encouraged you to do the same. And as somebody who was new to this whole world of the Catholic faith, that was very attractive. It was something that I felt...I want that!"

From the Prelate

Election of New Prelate

The elective Congress to elect the new Prelate of Opus Dei will be held in Rome, starting on January 23. This website will offer updated information about the various phases of the Congress.

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