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"The whole world is our homeland"

Bishop Javier Echevarría, Prelate of Opus Dei, encourages university students from all over the world attending the 2016 UNIV Congress in Rome during Holy Week to strive to stay close to Christ each day and to share their faith with those around them, and to pray especially for the Pope.

From the Prelate

"Families, the world needs your witness"

Prelate's words of encouragement to families in his homily at the September 28 Mass of thanksgiving for the beatification of Alvaro del Portillo. Video with English subtitles.

From the Prelate

Prelate's Christmas Greeting: "A Family Christmas"

Bishop Javier Echevarría invites us to prepare for Christmas by serving those in our own family with diligence and love, looking at the example of the Holy Family.

From the Prelate

Interview with the Prelate about the Beatification

In this interview with EWTN, Bishop Javier Echevarria, the Prelate of Opus Dei, reflects on the life of Alvaro del Portillo, who was beatified in Madrid on Sept. 27.

Priestly Society of the Holy Cross

St. Josemaria's love for Cuba

A video excerpt from a get-together during World Youth Day in Madrid last August, where the Prelate tells a young Cuban girl of how much St. Josemaria loved her country.

Opus Dei

"The driving force for the apostolic work"

During the recent World Youth Day in Madrid, a young Russian girl asked the Prelate what it means to be a numerary assistant. And he responded: ”It means being the driving force for the apostolic work throughout the whole world.”

Opus Dei

Prelate shares memories of June 26, 1975

Javi!, shouted St. Josemaria as he collapsed on the floor. Bishop Javier Echevarria witnessed his final moments. In this interview shown on Spanish television last Christmas, the Prelate recalls some details of June 26, 1975 (7:49).

From the Prelate

Celebrating Christmas in our Families

In a recent interview, the Prelate of Opus Dei spoke about Christmas and the family. “I want to treat others as Christ would” (Video: 2’00”).

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Prelate dedicates church of St. Josemaría in Mexico

A brief video of the dedication ceremony, presided over by Bishop Javier Echevarría. The Archbishop of Mérida, Emilio Berlié, also took part.

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“I Can’t Give What I Don’t Have”

How did Opus Dei come about? Has it fulfilled its mission? What is the greatest difficulty you confront as Prelate? In this video, Bishop Echevarría responds to these and other questions asked by a journalist from the Italian television network RAI (8’24”).

From the Prelate