Archive: From the Prelate
Bishop Echevarría, on the announcement of Josemaría Escrivá's canonization: "In the saints we can always recognize the spiritual fruitfulness of the Church, sowing holiness all over the world."
After the decrees of the miracles were announced, the Prelate of Opus Dei mentioned that the approval of a miracle attributed to the intercession of Blessed Josemaria is a cause of great joy for him. And he added, "Today, with Christmas only a few days away, I beg God to grant us the miracle of peace, a peace that sometimes seems impossible to attain..."
Bishop Javier Echevarria, the Prelate of Opus Dei, sent a letter to the Vicar of Opus Dei for the United States, Rev. Arne A. Panula, about the tragic events today.
The Prelate of Opus Dei comments on the ever-growing need to improve culture and promote peace in our society, especially in light of the recent conflicts in Colombia.
"Through Opus Dei’s founder the church has been given a lasting, energetic message. As the Pope said, this message is 'destined to last in unchanging fashion, regardless of historical vicissitudes, as an inexhaustible source of spiritual light.'"