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.”
Motu Proprio “Ad charisma tuendum”
Motu Proprio “Ad charisma tuendum” by Pope Francis
“I discovered that Catholics read the Bible”
Larissa, who was Protestant, had a Catholic boyfriend in Brazil. At first she thought he was going to convert (and he vice versa). There came a time when their differences seemed unsolvable. But Google helped to solve the problem.
"What problems, mom?"
"Everyone can reach God. God is there for everyone, and not just for people with more intelligence or aptitudes." Rosa's eldest child Leyre was born with a congenital malformation and needs to use a wheelchair, while two of her other children are autistic. Her strong faith has given Rosa strength to help her children confront life with joy.
"Everything is in God's hands"
During the 75th anniversary year of Opus Dei coming to Britain we are posting a number of videos telling stories of lives changed by faith. "Everything is in God's hands” is the story of Mark, a businessman who works in the builders’ merchant industry in Scotland.
Joining the Family
Genesis, a 3D programmer in Lagos, Nigeria, found his new home in the Church, with encouragement from a friend and help from an app.
"Do something positive in the world"
During the 75th anniversary year of Opus Dei coming to Britain we are posting a number of videos telling stories of lives changed by faith. "Do something positive in the world” is the story of Kasia, an academic working in London.
“Love doesn’t understand retirement”
Lola recounts for us the story of her “retirement”: “years truly filled with joy and action, youth and hope. I have always been convinced that each moment in life enriches us for the next.”
“Help them unobtrusively”
"The thought of death will help you to grow in the virtue of charity, for it might be that this particular instant in which you are together with one person or another is the last one. They, or you, or I, could be gone at any moment"("Furrow," 895)
You might tell me, ‘Why should I make an effort?’ It is not I who answer you, but St Paul: ‘Christ’s love is urging us ’. A whole lifetime would be little, if it was spent expanding the frontiers of your charity. From the very beginnings of Opus Dei I have repeated tirelessly that cry of Our Lord: ‘By this shall men know that you are my disciples, if you …
"Working on Trust": On Family & Parenting
This series of videos is intended to help parents in the education of their children. The videos draw upon the teachings of Saint Josemaria, who was passionate about freedom and the educational role of parents.
The Adventure of Marriage: 6 Episode Series
In this series of six videos, Sole and Juampi, an Argentinian couple, share the story of their joys and sorrows, struggles and victories in their married life together. These six videos could serve as a resource for pre-marriage courses and for young couples.
Just Start. Ways to Help People
The eleven videos in this series on the corporal and spiritual works of mercy, offered each month during the Jubilee Year of Mercy, can now be accessed on a single page.
"The Heart of Work": Saint Josemaria's Vision
A short video with selections from Saint Josemaria's preaching that illustrate what he means by "sanctifying our work" and striving to find God in our work and daily life.
The Creativity of Charity
How can I help assist those in need? Where do I start? This short documentary shows creative ways in which Catholics from various countries have responded to the needs of those around them.
What Faith Means When You're 20
A video-series featuring young people from various countries talking about how their faith influences their daily lives. In this first video, some of them say a few words about what faith means for them.