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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.

Personal prelature

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.

Personal prelature

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.

Opus Dei

“We need to make Christ’s way of being our own”

“The Centrality of Christ in the Formation and Life of Priests” was the theme of the 57th Conference on Pastoral Questions in Castelldaura, near Barcelona, which took place on 25-26 January.

Priestly Society of the Holy Cross

Jerry, Anglican Pastor and Cooperator of Opus Dei

Jerry is an Anglican minister who assists people fleeing from ISIS in the Middle East. He says being a Cooperator is a great help for him in his personal life and ministry.

Cooperators of Opus Dei

3 Short Stories about the Priestly Society of the Holy Cross

Gerona, Hinojosa de Jarque (Teruel) and Santa María de Luneda (Pontevedra) are the starting points for three hitherto unknown testimonies of dedication to others. The historian Santiago Martínez brings us an account of three early members of the Priestly Society of the Holy Cross — founded by Saint Josemaría in 1943 — to which more than 4,000 clerics around the world belong today.

Priestly Society of the Holy Cross

Working Together: New Video about Cooperators

People around the world talk about what it means to be a cooperator of Opus Dei and how it brings them encouragement in their daily lives.

Cooperators of Opus Dei

"Wherever I Am": Sanctifying Family Life and Daily Work

Ayra, a Cooperator of Opus Dei in Macau, says that she has learned how to better care for her family and remain joyful and at peace in times of difficulty: "Embracing my crosses with a smile makes a difference in me and those around me wherever I am."

Cooperators of Opus Dei

What is the Priestly Society of the Holy Cross?

Priests from all over the world speak about the Priestly Society of the Holy Cross, an association of clergy intrinsically united to the Prelature of Opus Dei. Its aim is to promote holiness among secular priests through the exercise of their ministry in the service of the Church.

Priestly Society of the Holy Cross

14 February: Women in Opus Dei

A video of Saint Josemaría to celebrate February 14, 1930, the day on which the Founder understood that Opus Dei was a path to holiness for all men and women.

Opus Dei