Message from the Prelate (1 November 2017)

"All Saints Day is the feast of that quiet and simple sanctity—sanctity without any human splendor—which seems to leave no trace in history, but shines forth before God."

All Saints Day is the feast of that quiet and simple sanctity—sanctity without any human splendor—which seems to leave no trace in history, but shines forth before God. It leaves behind in the world a sowing of Love from which nothing is lost. In thinking about so many men and women who have already traveled this path and now are enjoying God, I recalled some words from Saint ...

"Knowing the 'why' of each job changes how we work"

"Knowing the 'why' of each job changes how we work"

The Prelate of Opus Dei spoke at a recent Congress about work held at the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross in Rome. What follows is a summary of his remarks, delivered during an academic colloquium that lasted an hour.

Prelate's Homily in Cologne (19 August 2017)

Prelate's Homily in Cologne (19 August 2017)

"Wouldn’t it be better, Lord, for you to do everything instead of entrusting it to our poor efforts?", Monsignor Fernando Ocáriz asks in a homily given on August 19 in the Romanesque church of Saint Pantaleon, in Cologne, during his pastoral visit to Germany.

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.)