Meditations for the 2nd week of Advent
Daily Text from St. Josemaria
Considerations to inspire your conversation with God today.
Letter from the Prelate (19 March 2022): Fidelity
In this pastoral letter, the Prelate of Opus Dei reflects on some consequences of being faithful to Christ and to the vocation to the Work, following the teachings of Saint Josemaria.
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.
“The Lord comes to our aid and raises us up”
You must never treat anyone unmercifully. If you think someone is not worthy of your mercy, you should realize that you don't deserve mercy either. You do not deserve to have been created, or to be a Christian, or to be a son of God, or to have the family you have... (The Forge, 145)
Many other scenes of the Gospel have also made a deep impact on us, such as his forgiveness of the adulterous woman, the parable of the prodigal son, that of the lost sheep, that of the pardoned debtor, the resurrection of the son of the widow at Naim . How many reasons based on justice could Christ have found to work this great wonder! The only son of that poor …
Bloom where you are planted
Opus Dei started in Kenya in 1958 by the direct impulse of Saint Josemaria Escriva. Kenya was the first country on the African continent where faithful of Opus Dei went. In this documentary we see how the message of Opus Dei has taken root.
I carry with me "The Way" and "The Forge"
Tim Smyczek, who was praised by Rafa Nadal for his surprising sportsmanship, talks about the importance of faith for his life as a tennis pro in a recent National Catholic Register interview.
"Never stop working on your marriage"
Emily Marcucci, a Harvard grad from Massachusetts who has been married for 15 years and has 8 children, talks about the challenges and joys of raising a large family.
Finding Christ in the Middle of the World
In this series of seven short videos, Australians from all backgrounds speak about the message of Saint Josemaria and its impact on their daily lives.
Law, Life and Loving God
Nkem Agboti, a Lagos lawyer, tells her experience of ordinary life and of the inspiration she found in the life of Guadalupe Ortiz de Landazuri, her discovery of family values, the need to bring her friends on-board in matters of faith and the Christian mission, the value of little things and her involvement in pro-life activities.
"I still read 'The Way' for inspiration"
Michael Miley, drummer for the Rival Sons, discovered the Catholic faith through a friend. He says Saint Josemaria's book "The Way" motivates him to want to do his work better.