Recent Testimonies of British Opus Dei Members

Recently four members of the Prelature in Britain posted pieces about their experience in Opus Dei on the "Faith Column", a blog hosted by the New Statesman, a popular current affairs magazine.

Personal testimonies


Holy through ordinary life  

Posted by Nick Thomas, 25 March 2008 

Nick Thomas has been a member of Opus Dei since 1989. He joined Opus Dei while a post-graduate student at London University. He is now a clinical vascular ultrasound scientist at Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital. He carries out research in this field and teaches medical students about ultrasound and its medical application.


"Finish at least one of your projects"

Posted by William Keenan, 26 March 2008

For William Keenan, Opus Dei's teachings in St Josemaría Escriva's book for meditation The Way gave him the motivation to finish his novel. Through Opus Dei he learned to apply his will and finish his projects. Keenan first encountered Opus Dei in Manchester in the 1960s. He is a writer and journalist and he worked for many years on the Daily Mirror as a feature writer, television critic and investigative journalist. He has also written several detective novels and radio plays for the BBC.


I am not superhuman

Posted by Olivia Darby, 27 March 2008

Opus Dei member Olivia Darby stresses that members of Opus Dei are just like everybody else. She gives examples to try to dispel stereotypes that Opus Dei members are somehow superhuman. Olivia joined Opus Dei at age 19. She is now 23 years old and works for an educational charity that helps disadvantaged children in London.


Celibacy and Opus Dei

Posted by Kristina Boskova, 28 March 2008

Kristina Boskova describes how prayer helped her take the decision to become a Numerary – a celibate member of Opus Dei.  Kristina is a Registered Nurse working in a London hospital, and is a Numerary member of Opus Dei. When still a student in Bratislava, she came to London as an au pair, fell in love with the place and decided to stay. She came in contact with Opus Dei and eventually joined at the age of 20; she is now 24 years old.

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