Reflections on the Christmas Crèche
In an introduction to a book with photos from a 2015 exposition, Bishop Javier Echevarría reflected on the history and significance of setting up Nativity scenes at Christmas.
Letter from the Prelate (December 2016)
"We are invited to turn our eyes to Christ, while recalling his terrestrial birth in Bethlehem and awaiting, also with joy and peace, his glorious coming at the end of time."
Audio of Prelate: Praying for the Living and the Dead
Final podcast on the works of mercy. “The need to support one another with our prayer,” says the Prelate of Opus Dei, “has the savor of the early Church.”
Letter from the Prelate (November 2016)
Writing about the close of the Jubilee Year of Mercy, the Prelate urges us "to personally welcome into our heart God’s mercy, and thus to welcome others: to 'bend down' towards them."
Audio of Prelate: Bearing Others’ Defects Patiently
"It is not a question of 'putting up with' other people but of welcoming them with humility. Let us look at others with the kind eyes with which God sees them." A new podcast on the works of mercy.
Letter from the Prelate (October 2016)
"We are continuously presented with opportunities to 'open ourselves like a fan' to serve more people, including those who have had no experience of Christian life, or do not have faith, or habitually fail to practice it," the Prelate tells us.
Audio of Prelate: Comforting the Sorrowful
In a new podcast on the works of mercy, Bishop Javier Echevarria reflects on the delicate task of consoling the sorrowful. "Consoling others isn’t easy, since it requires a lot of tact; the soul of a person who is suffering is, so to speak, 'raw to the touch,' with a deep unease."
Letter from the Prelate (September 2016)
The Prelate focuses on the feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross on September 14, and reminds us that accompanying the sick and elderly in their suffering is a work of mercy very pleasing to God.
"Mother Teresa saw in humanity a family"
An article by Bishop Javier Echevarría on the canonization of Mother Teresa of Calcutta. "It was contemplation of the Eucharist that led Teresa of Calcutta to recognize Christ in those who were poor, sick or alone," the Prelate tells us.
Audio of Prelate: Forgiving offenses
In this month's podcast, Bishop Javier Echevarria offers reflections on another spiritual work of mercy. "Our Lord’s Cross helps us understand that we are all in need of forgiveness: to forgive and to be forgiven."