Work, family life, and the ordinary events of each day are opportunities for drawing close to Christ, and making Him known to others.
Olga Marlin was a young graduate in education from University College, Dublin. In March of 1960, while drying dishes at Northbrook Residence the director of the residence told her “You know, the Father wants the women of Opus Dei to start the Work in Kenya and Japan very soon…”
Opus Dei's work of spiritual formation complements the work of local churches. People who join Opus Dei or attend its activities continue to belong to their local dioceses.
Opus Dei was founded in 1928 in Spain and is currently established in 66 countries.
Opus Dei has around 90,000 members, both men and women. 98% are laypeople, most of whom are married. The remaining 2% are priests.
Answers to the questions people most commonly ask about Opus Dei.
"When Pope Francis declared a Year of Mercy starting in December 2015, it set me thinking about works of mercy. In a meeting with friends to discuss possible projects, someone mentioned how he used to go with a group of volunteers to a prison to attend Sunday Mass there with the prisoners."
Citywise is an educational program in Dublin helping young people from difficult city backgrounds to aim high in life. It is inspired by the message of Saint Josemaria.
Stephen, who belongs to the Maasai community in Kenya, is amazed at how eager the young people are to learn about the Catholic faith.