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.
Child Safeguarding Policy
The Prelature of Opus Dei is committed to promoting the safety, welfare and protection of children on the island of Ireland in accordance with the standards set out in "Safeguarding Children - Policy and Standards for the Catholic Church in Ireland" (2016), issued by the National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church in Ireland and with its own safeguarding policies.
Prelature of Opus Dei
On 28 November 1982, St. John Paul II erected Opus Dei as a Personal Prelature by means of the Apostolic Constitution "Ut sit." Here are some videos and texts on its juridical structure and apostolic mission.
Opus Dei was founded in 1928 in Spain and is currently established in 66 countries.
Christians in the Middle of the World
Opus Dei has around 90,000 members, both men and women. 98% are laypeople, most of whom are married. The remaining 2% are priests.
Frequently Asked Questions
Answers to the questions people most commonly ask about Opus Dei.
"They need someone willing to sit beside them"
Jennifer, Francine, and Princess talk about their experience visiting the Philippine National School for the Blind in Pasay City. They went with a group of 40 women from Linang Center and Punlaan School (Manila, Philippines).
What is a balanced life?: Season Two of LoveTalks
On 22 April, the second season of LoveTalks, a digital series from the IFFD (International Federation for Family Development), premieres under the slogan "Balanced Life" where experts from around the world will offer ideas and experiences on how to integrate all aspects of life.
Badjao Women Turning the Tide
In January 2023, a group of Badjao women completed a skills training course at the Banilad Center for Professional Development, a technical-vocational school established by members of Opus Dei in Cebu, Philippines, to improve their job prospects and support their families. Now they hope to start a bakery business.