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Why Opus Dei?

Interview with Peter Forbarth (Time) given on 15 April 1967 1. Would you explain the central mission and objectives of Opus Dei? On what precedent did you base your ideas for the Association? Or is Opus Dei something unique, totally new within the Church and Christianity? [...]
Tags: Passionately Loving the World, History, Opus Dei, Ordinary life

The influence of Opus Dei in Spain

Some people, precisely because of the presence of laymen of Opus Dei in influential positions in Spanish society [in 1967], speak of the influence of Opus Dei in Spain. Can you explain what this influence is? Opus Dei’s influence in civil society is not of a [...]
Tags: Apostolate, Citizenship, Opus Dei, Politics

Opus Dei’s aims

From its very beginning, Opus Dei’s only aim has been, as I have just described, to contribute to there being in the midst of the world men and women of every race and social condition who try to love and serve God and their fellow [...]
Tags: Passionately Loving the World, Opus Dei, Work, Ordinary life

Sanctifying ordinary work

Sanctifying one’s work is no fantastic dream, but the mission of every Christian — yours and mine. —That is what that lathe-worker had discovered, when he said: “I am overwhelmed with happiness when I think how true it is that while I am working at the [...]
Tags: Passionately Loving the World, Opus Dei, Rectitude of intention, Responsibility, Work, Ordinary life

Priestly society of the Holy Cross

The Priestly Society of the Holy Cross and Opus Dei The Priestly Society of the Holy Cross, which currently has around 4,000 members, is an association of clergy intrinsically united to Opus Dei. It is made up of the clergy of the prelature, and other [...]
Tags: February 14 , Opus Dei, Priesthood, Priestly Society of the Holy Cross

Some of the main features of the spirit of Opus Dei

What are the main features of Opus Dei’s spirit? “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 [...]
Tags: Divine sonship, Freedom, Marriage, Opus Dei, Work, Unity of life, Ordinary life

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 [...]
Tags: Formation, Opus Dei, Ordinary life, Vocation

Opus Dei

What does “Opus Dei” mean? 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. What is Opus Dei? Opus Dei is a [...]
Tags: Passionately Loving the World, Formation, Opus Dei, Opus Dei prelature


Between 1946 and 1960 Opus Dei began its apostolate in several new countries, including Portugal, Italy, Great Britain, France, Ireland, the US, Kenya, and Japan. These were years of physical suffering. The Father’s diabetes was the cause of great discomfort. He lived with a constant headache, [...]
Tags: Sickness, Faith, Formation, Opus Dei, Plan of life

Joy, Sorrow, Hope

“Do you know why the Work has developed so much? Because it’s been treated like a sack of wheat; it’s been beaten and battered about. But the seeds are so small that they haven’t broken. On the contrary, they’ve been scattered to the four winds...” From [...]
Tags: Cross, Marriage, Opus Dei, Our Lady, Consecrations of Opus Dei