Monsignor Fernando Ocáriz, Prelate of Opus Dei

Message from the Prelate (1 September 2018)

The Prelate urges us to “strive to offer the prayer and penance that the Holy Father has asked from everyone in his recent ‘Letter to the People of God.’”

Let us strive to offer the prayer and penance that the Holy Father has asked from everyone in his recent “Letter to the People of God.” And let us love the Church and the Pope with an ever greater love. It will be helpful for us to remember that the Church is not simply an assembly of men and women that we have joined. Rather, and above all, as Saint ...

Mass Celebrated at the Covadonga Shrine

Mass Celebrated at the Covadonga Shrine

Homily of the Prelate of Opus Dei at the Shrine of Covadonga (Spain), where the Archbishop invited him to join the Marian Jubilee Year of Covadonga commemorating the Canonical Coronation of the Virgin of Covadonga

Previous Prelates

Mons. Javier Echevarría

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

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

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.)