Message from the Prelate (10 October 2017)

"A Christian’s fidelity should be a grateful fidelity, because we are not being faithful to an idea but to a Person: to Christ Jesus, our Lord."

The recent feasts on the 2nd and 6th of October, anniversaries of the founding of the Work and of Saint Josemaria’s canonization, invite us once again to follow our path with gratitude and fidelity. “How good is our Lord, who has sought us out and taught us this holy way to be effective, to give our life with simplicity, to love all creatures in God, and to ...

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Prelate: “Give us Saint Josemaria's youthful spirit”

Prelate: “Give us Saint Josemaria's youthful spirit”

On the 15th anniversary of Saint Josemaria's canonization, celebrated in Rome on October 6, 2002, the Prelate of Opus Dei presided over a time of prayer in the prelatic church of Our Lady of Peace. What follows is a summary of his words.

"We were already there in God's plan"

"We were already there in God's plan"

On October 2nd, the Prelate of Opus Dei celebrated the feast of the Holy Guardian Angels and the anniversary of Opus Dei’s founding with faithful of the Prelature in Rome.

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.)