Letter from the Prelate (11 April 2021)

The Prelate of Opus Dei invites us to live the season of Easter with the joy of knowing that Christ has risen, while recalling all the other reasons for joy that God has given us.

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

During this Easter season, we are celebrating the great reason for our joy: Christ is risen! Each of us will also have other reasons to be joyful: feeling loved and understood by those close to us, a family celebration, a success at work, relatives who manage to overcome some difficulties, etc. All these things, both big and ...

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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.