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Pope Francis names Monsignor Fernando Ocáriz prelate of Opus Dei

Yesterday evening, Pope Francis has named Msgr Fernando Ocáriz Braña prelate of Opus Dei. The Holy Father confirmed the election of the third elective congress of the prelature in the same day. With this appointment, Monsignor Fernando Ocáriz, who until now has been Auxiliary Vicar of [...]
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Bishop Javier Echevarria has passed away

At 9:20 p.m. (Rome time) on December 12th, the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Bishop Javier Echevarria, the prelate of Opus Dei, passed away. He was 84. He was the second successor of St. Josemaria Escriva, Opus Dei’s founder. The auxiliary vicar of Opus Dei, [...]
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Parents are an Open Book for their Children

In his July letter, the Prelate of Opus Dei reminds us that the first responsibility for educating children in the faith always lies with parents and asks for our redoubled prayer for the upcoming Synod on the Family. Download as pdf and in other formats. My [...]
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Happy Christmas with the family

Video. The prelate of Opus Dei, Bishop Javier Echevarria, sends a Christmas message encouraging us to spend these days striving to give ourselves to others, beginning with our own families. Then Christmas will be a family celebration with all mankind. “May each home be an extension [...]
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"Let us ask Paul VI for all the families in the world"

19-X-2014. The beatification of Pope Paul VI is a cause of great joy for the entire Church. Paul VI was the Pope who led Vatican II to its conclusion. His pastoral and apostolic impact on the world, as a young priest and in his later [...]
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He knew how to serve people in different circumstances

Video. In this interview with EWTN, Bishop Javier Echevarria, the Prelate of Opus Dei, reflects on the life of Alvaro del Portillo, who was beatified in Madrid on Sept. 27.
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Contemplating Don Alvaro's holy life, we discover our Lord’s guiding hand

“This is my commandment: love one another as I have loved you”: “ut diligátis ínvicem, sicut diléxi vos” (Jn 15:12). Dear brothers and sisters, these words of the Gospel echo today in my heart with new joy at the thought that the mass of people gathered [...]
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The Prelate urges us to prepare ourselves very well for Holy Week

In his pastoral letter for April 2014, Bishop Javier Echevarria, following the teachings of St Josemaria and Bishop Alvaro del Portillo, suggests having devout recourse to the Sacrament of Reconciliation and helping others to do so. Download pdf My dear children: may Jesus watch over my [...]
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To be fully human, we must let our light shine

By Bishop Javier Echevarria Kenya (Standart Digital News). We become fully human when we become more than human, when we let God bring us beyond ourselves in order to attain the fullest truth of our being. Here we find the source and inspiration of all [...]
Tags: Friendship, Apostolate, Charity, Javier Echevarria, Love, Evangelization, Kenya, Pope Francis