Work, family life, and other ordinary activities are occasions for spiritual union with Jesus Christ.
Opus Dei provides spiritual formation aimed at helping people develop their spiritual life and apostolate. These activities are held in Opus Dei centers or in a church, office or private home.
Opus Dei's work of spiritual formation complements the work of local churches. People who join Opus Dei or attend its activities continue to belong to their local dioceses.
Opus Dei was founded in 1928 in Spain and is currently established in 66 countries.
Opus Dei has around 90,000 members, both men and women. 98% are laypeople, most of whom are married. The remaining 2% are priests.
Answers to the questions people most commonly ask about Opus Dei.
Bernadette Agna writes from the Philippines about inviting her friends to visit a home for the elderly run by the Little Sisters of the Poor, and how they were enriched by this experience.
In response to Pope Francis’ call for practical acts of charity during the Jubilee Year of Mercy, groups of students from Netherhall House, an intercollegiate residence hall in London, have been making trips to Calais to help the refugees stranded there.
Esteban Viñas, a judge in Argentina, oversees a program that tries to restore hope to young people in prison by teaching them human virtues based on the sport of rugby.