Letter from the Prelate (9 September 2019)

Monsignor Ocáriz encourages us to ask our Lady to teach us to turn suffering into a place where we can find light, peace and joy.

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

On the upcoming 14th, the Church’s Liturgy leads us to reflect on the Exaltation of the Holy Cross and, the next day, on the Sorrows of our Lady.

In conversations and encounters with a great variety of people (as also happens to you), spontaneous remarks sometimes come up about situations that are difficult or cause ...

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

Opus Dei is governed by a Prelate, in accord with canon law and its own statutes. (Click on title above for fuller explanation.)