Opus Dei is a Catholic institution founded in 1928 by St. Josemaría Escrivá (pictured above). Its mission is to help people turn their work and daily activities into occasions for growing closer to God, serving others and improving society. Opus Dei complements the work of local churches by offering classes, talks, retreats and pastoral care that helps people develop their personal spiritual life. Opus Dei's name is Latin for "Work of God." For more information about Opus Dei, visit www.opusdei.org.
Opus Dei is a personal Prelature of the Catholic Church that helps ordinary lay people seek holiness in and through their everyday activities, especially through work. It was founded in 1928 by a Catholic priest, St.Josemaría Escrivá, who died in 1975, and was canonized by Pope John Paul II on October 6, 2002.
Letter from the Prelate
The Prelate guides Opus Dei’s mission of spreading the universal call to sanctity and spurs forward the apostolic efforts of the Prelature’s faithful.
The current Prelate of Opus Dei is Monsignor Fernando Ocáriz. Click here for his bio.
The Prelate has the responsibility of governing Opus Dei. The Prelate guides Opus Dei's mission of spreading the universal call to sanctity and spurs forward the apostolic efforts of the Prelature's faithful.
To read the letter from the Prelate click here.