Saint Josemaria
A personal prelature of the Catholic Church

Opus Dei

Opus Dei means “the Work of God”. Its complete name is the Prelature of the Holy Cross and Opus Dei. It is also known as the Opus Dei prelature, or simply, Opus Dei. Tags: Passionately Loving the World, Formation, Opus Dei, Opus Dei prelature

Personal Prelature

Personal prelatures are institutions belonging to the hierarchical structure of the Church. Opus Dei was established by John Paul II as a personal prelature of international scope. The document effecting this was the apostolic constitution Ut sit, of 28 November 1982 Tags: Opus Dei prelature

The Faithful of the Prelature

Who are the members of Opus Dei? People ask to join Opus Dei because they receive a calling to it from God. The vocation to Opus Dei determines or focuses the Christian vocation received with Baptism; it points to a specific way of seeking holiness in the middle of the world and sharing in the mission of the Church: doing so according to the spirit with which God inspired St Josemaria. Tags: Formation, Opus Dei, Ordinary life, Vocation

Priestly society of the Holy Cross

The Priestly Society of the Holy Cross is an association of clergy intrinsically united to Opus Dei. It is made up of the clergy of the prelature, and other diocesan priests and deacons. Tags: February 14 , Opus Dei, Priesthood, Priestly Society of the Holy Cross

Some of the main features of the spirit of Opus Dei

“This is God’s will: your sanctification,” as Saint Paul said to the first Christians. This message is “as old as the Gospel and as new as the Gospel.” God calls all baptized people to the fullness of holiness. Tags: Divine sonship, Freedom, Marriage, Opus Dei, Work, Unity of life, Ordinary life

The Cooperators of Opus Dei

Who are the Cooperators of Opus Dei? The cooperators of Opus Dei are people who are not members of the Opus Dei prelature, but who cooperate with the faithful of the prelature in various ways. Tags: Ecumenical dialogue, Formation, Poverty, Solidarity