Daily Gospel Commentary
The text of the Gospel and a brief commentary to help us pray about Jesus's life and words. This link is updated daily. "When you open the Holy Gospel, think that what is written there — the words and deeds of Christ — is something that you should not only know, but live. Everything, every point that is told there, has been gathered, detail by detail, for you to make it come alive in the individual circumstances of your life... Take up the Gospel every day, then, and read it and live it as a definite rule. This is what the saints have done" (The Forge, no. 754).
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.
Opus Dei in Britain - 75 years
With the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the arrival of Opus Dei in Britain we offer this video about the work of Opus Dei
Will you hold my hand
During the 75th anniversary year of Opus Dei coming to Britain we are posting a number of videos telling stories of lives changed by faith. "Will you hold my hand” is the story of Brenda, a doctor in Kent who met Opus Dei while at university.
Everything is in God's hands
During the 75th anniversary year of Opus Dei coming to Britain we are posting a number of videos telling stories of lives changed by faith. "Everything is in God's hands” is the story of Mark, a businessman who works in the builders’ merchant industry in Scotland.
“May you not lack simplicity”
Look: the apostles, for all their evident and undeniable defects, were sincere, simple... transparent. You too have evident and undeniable defects. May you not lack simplicity. (The Way, 932)
The first Apostles, for whom I have great affection and devotion, were nothing to boast about, humanly speaking. With the exception of Matthew, who probably earned a comfortable living which he left behind at the behest of Jesus, the Apostles were mere fishermen. They lived a meager existence, fishing all night to keep food on the table.
But social status is unimportant. They weren't educated; they weren't even very bright, …
The Prelate is suggesting that the faithful and friends of Opus Dei pray for this intention in a special way, from 2 October 2022 to 2 October 2024.
November Recollection Kit (2023)
A recollection is a “mini-retreat,” a few hours of quiet prayer when we look at our lives in God's presence. This guide can help us spend an hour or two in loving conversation with God, right where we are.
From the Prelate: Enlarging the Heart
Considerations about Christian social action in light of the message of St. Josemaría, from Monsignor Fernando Ocáriz, Prelate of Opus Dei.
"Never forget where you come from"
Monick Tello is a Peruvian numerary who moved to Stockholm, Sweden seventeen years ago. She writes about her experience at World Youth Day in Lisbon this summer and how the Pope's invitation to acknowledge our roots inspired her.
Making the Centre a Home (II)
Christian families are places where everyone lives and works for the others. Some missteps that can undermine this spirit, and ways to reawaken it.
Letter from the Prelate (16 February 2023)
Monsignor Fernando Ocáriz invites us to reflect on some attitudes and expressions of fraternity.