"I dream — and the dream has come true — of multitudes of God’s children, sanctifying themselves as ordinary citizens, sharing the ambitions and endeavours of their colleagues and friends.”
Saint John Paul II erected Opus Dei as a personal prelature on November 28, 1982. Here is an address he gave at a workshop on the Apostolic Letter “Novo Millennio Ineunte,” on March 17, 2001, in which he outlines his hopes for the prelature.
On November 2, All Souls Day, the Church reminds us of the need to pray for those who have died and are now being purified. Some quotes about this custom from the Catechism of the Catholic Church and from Saint Josemaria.
Thirty years ago, in August 1987, a young member of Opus Dei managed to save the life of an African boy in Kenya – but lost his own in doing so. The story of that day is recounted by Miguel Aranguren in his book "Desde un Tren Africano."