Prelature Global Safeguarding Guidelines
Following the publication of Pope Francis’ Motu Proprio Vos estis lux mundi (2019), Opus Dei’s Prelate, Mgr. Fernando Ocariz, issued guidelines for the whole Prelature regarding Safeguarding: Prelature Guidelines for Safeguarding Minors and Vulnerable Persons (2020).
Regional Prelature Safeguarding Policy for North West Europe
This Safeguarding Policy for the investigation of allegations of abuse of minors or vulnerable adults in the activities of the Prelature of Opus Dei applies to the countries in the Region of North West Europe.
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.
Opus Dei was founded in 1928 in Spain and is currently established in 66 countries.
Christians in the Middle of the World
Opus Dei has around 90,000 members, both men and women. 98% are laypeople, most of whom are married. The remaining 2% are priests.
Frequently Asked Questions
Answers to the questions people most commonly ask about Opus Dei.
Badjao Women Turning the Tide
In January 2023, a group of Badjao women completed a skills training course at the Banilad Center for Professional Development, a technical-vocational school established by members of Opus Dei in Cebu, Philippines, to improve their job prospects and support their families. Now they hope to start a bakery business.
Living the Faith in a Post-Pandemic World
On 8 December, PAREF will hold the 3rd Jesus-Centered Life International Conference (JCL 2022), which will revolve around the theme, “Holy and Heroic: The Courage to be Catholic”
"Red dirt, deadly animals and desolate landscapes"
"It was surreal experience to travel to the heart of the country." Francis Gonzaga, a student from Warrane College in Sydney, reflects on his experience at a volunteer work camp in Alice Springs, Australia.