Letter from the Prelate (20 October 2020)

Monsignor Ocáriz assures us that he is praying for us and close to us during the pandemic, and says that he will soon send a longer letter.

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

I am sending you a few lines to assure you of my prayer and closeness, especially to those of you who continue suffering more directly from the pandemic and its various consequences, which are worsening now in many places. My prayer, like yours, is also keeping very much in mind, along with so many good things, all ...

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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.

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In Los Angeles

In his final get-togethers on his pastoral visit to the United States, Monsignor Ocáriz met with two large groups of members and friends of the Prelature.

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.