Letter from the Prelate (20 July 2020)

Faced with the experience of our own vulnerability, Monsignor Ocáriz reminds us that Christ chose his disciples knowing very well their weaknesses and past mistakes, but also knowing that they would have the strength of the Holy Spirit to assist them.

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

As in the Mass on the 26th of June that was broadcast via the website, let us remain united in prayer for the persons who have left us on account of the pandemic, which continues unabated in many countries. Let us also keep present in our prayer—and also, when possible, in our deeds—those who ...

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In Montreal

A summary of the days spent in Montreal with Monsignor Ocáriz during his pastoral visit to Canada.

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In Vancouver

A summary of the days spent in Vancouver with Monsignor Ocáriz during his pastoral visit to Canada.

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In Los Angeles

In his final get-togethers on his pastoral visit to the United States, Monsignor Ocáriz met with two large groups of members and friends of the Prelature.

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.)