Work, family life, and the ordinary events of each day are opportunities for drawing close to Christ, and making Him known to others.
Opus Dei provides spiritual formation aimed at helping people develop their spiritual life and apostolate. These activities are held in Opus Dei centers or in a church, office or private home.
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.
“Being a mother in my country requires a lot of sacrifice," said Dr. Celine Tendobi, gynecologist at Monkole Hospital in Kinshasa, during a recent conference held at the University of Navarra.
Since 1996 Bugala, an Opus Dei centre in Kampala, has organized work camps in villages in Uganda. This year, a group of Germans, Spaniards and Ugandans completed Phase 2 of St. Mary's Primary School.
In response to Pope Francis’ call for practical acts of charity during the Jubilee Year of Mercy, groups of students from Netherhall House, an intercollegiate residence hall in London, have been making trips to Calais to help the refugees stranded there.