Daily Gospel Commentary
The text of the Gospel and a brief commentary to help us pray about Jesus's life and words. This link is updated daily. "When you open the Holy Gospel, think that what is written there — the words and deeds of Christ — is something that you should not only know, but live. Everything, every point that is told there, has been gathered, detail by detail, for you to make it come alive in the individual circumstances of your life... Take up the Gospel every day, then, and read it and live it as a definite rule. This is what the saints have done" (The Forge, no. 754).
Motu Proprio “Ad charisma tuendum”
Motu Proprio “Ad charisma tuendum” by Pope Francis
Letter from the Prelate regarding the Motu Proprio “Ad charisma tuendum”
Monsignor Fernando Ocariz, Prelate of Opus Dei, writes about Pope Francis' Motu Proprio “Ad charisma tuendum” ("To safeguard the charism").
Motu Proprio “Ad charisma tuendum”: Questions and Answers
We offer some questions and answers prepared by the Opus Dei Information Office regarding the Motu Proprio “Ad charisma tuendum.”
Letter from the Prelate (6 October 2022)
The Prelate of Opus Dei informs us that he will convoke an Extraordinary General Congress in the first half of 2023 in order to make the changes to the Statutes indicated in "Ad charisma tuendum."
Statutes of Opus Dei
The Statutes of Opus Dei were promulgated by Pope St John Paul II in 1982. Written in Latin, they define precisely the juridical configuration of the Prelature, its organization, and its aims.
Apostolic constitution "Ut sit"
The English translation of the apostolic constitution, Ut sit, by which Opus Dei was established as the Catholic Church's first personal prelature.
“He calls each and every one to holiness”
Prayer is not the prerogative of monks; it is a Christian undertaking of men and women of the world who know themselves to be children of God. (Furrow, 451)
We are deeply moved, and our hearts profoundly shaken, when we listen attentively to that cry of St Paul: 'This is God's will for you, your sanctification' . Today, once again, I set myself this goal and I also remind you and all mankind: this is God's Will for us, that we be saints.
In order to bring peace, genuine peace, to souls; in order to transform the earth and …
The Prelate is suggesting that the faithful and friends of Opus Dei pray for this intention in a special way, from 2 October 2022 to 2 October 2024.
December Recollection Kit (2023)
A recollection is a “mini-retreat,” a few hours of quiet prayer when we look at our lives in God's presence. This guide can help us spend an hour or two in loving conversation with God, right where we are.
From the Prelate: Enlarging the Heart
Considerations about Christian social action in light of the message of St. Josemaría, from Monsignor Fernando Ocáriz, Prelate of Opus Dei.
"They only see a friend they love"
Jorge Barroso was born in Barcelona 28 years ago. He studied classical philology. He lives in Jerusalem, a city he moved to three years ago to pursue a master's in ancient Greek. We asked him to talk about his experience of the current situation of armed conflict in the Holy Land.
Embracing the World Through Prayer: Psalm 2
The consideration of divine filiation — a filial adoption Christ has made each baptized person participate in through grace — is the foundation of the entire spirituality of Opus Dei. Some reflections on Psalm 2, which St. Josemaria wanted the faithful of Opus Dei to recite and meditate on every Tuesday in order to foster this filial spirit.
Letter from the Prelate (16 February 2023)
Monsignor Fernando Ocáriz invites us to reflect on some attitudes and expressions of fraternity.