General Information about the Prelatic Church of Opus Dei

All are welcome to come and pray before the tombs of Saint Josemaría Escrivá and Blessed Alvaro Del Portillo. You can also attend mass, and confession is always available in multiple languages.

A place of prayer, housing the mortal remains of Saint Josemaría Escrivá

The mortal remains of Saint Josemaría Escrivá are contained in a casket located beneath the altar of the Church of Our Lady of Peace. Millions of people throughout the world turn to Saint Josemaría’s intercession to gain graces of every kind from God. Many come to the Church of the Prelature to continue their petition or give thanks for graces received through his intercession.

On December 31, 1959, Saint Josemaría celebrated the first Mass in the church of Our Lady of Peace. After Opus Dei was established as a personal prelature, this became the Church of the Prelature. Saint Josemaría’s devotion to our Lady is the reason for the title of this church and the main picture. The crypt of the church holds the Blessed Sacrament Chapel and confessionals. Saint Josemaría preached with untiring zeal on our need for the sacraments of Reconciliation and the Eucharist, given by God to his children as a source of peace and never-ending joy.

The crypt is also the burial-place of Blessed Alvaro del Portillo (1914-1994), Saint Josemaría’s first successor at the head of Opus Dei.

“Holy Mary is the Queen of peace, and thus the Church invokes her. So when your soul or your family are troubled, or things go wrong at work, in society or between nations, cry out to her without ceasing. Call to her by this title: 'Regina pacis, ora pro nobis — Queen of peace, pray for us.' Have you at least tried it when you have lost your calm? You will be surprised at its immediate effect.” Saint Josemaría Escriva

Gigapan of Our Lady of Peace from the nave

Gigapan of Our Lady of Peace from the choir loft

Brochure with practical information about the Prelatic Church, Our Lady of Peace


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Our Lady of Peace, Prelatic Church of Opus Dei
Viale Bruno Buozzi, 75
00197 Rome
Tel. (+39) 06-808961

Open daily 8.30 a.m. – 7.30 p.m.

Mass times: Daily at 8.30 and12.00.*

*Note: On December 25th and January 1st, there will only be one mass, celebrated at 12.00.

Confessions: Available at anytime in English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish; simply ask for a priest in the reception.

Groups wishing to give advance notice of their visit, and priests wishing to celebrate Mass, please telephone (+39) 06-808961.

Telephone numbers for taxis:
(+39) 347.456.4171
(+39) 342.662.7259