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  • Why did the Church make Opus Dei a personal prelature? - Opus Dei
    History People in Opus Dei Priestly Society of the Holy Cross Cooperators Canonization causes Books and texts Videos about Opus Dei Safe Environment The Prelate Biography Pastoral letters Other documents News From the Pope Recent News From the Prelate Personal testimonies Social initiatives Saint Josemaría Biography Prayers and devotions Teachings of Saint Josemaría About Saint Josemaría Videos Christian life Getting to know our Lord Jesus Christ Summaries of Catholic Teaching Articles on Christian life Getting to know our Lady Other Resources Search About Opus Dei Message Activities Opus Dei in the U S Organization History People in Opus Dei Priestly Society of the Holy Cross Cooperators Canonization causes Books and texts Videos about Opus Dei Safe Environment The Prelate Biography Pastoral letters Other documents News From the Pope Recent News From the Prelate Personal testimonies Social initiatives Saint Josemaría Biography Prayers and devotions Teachings of Saint Josemaría About Saint Josemaría Videos Christian life Getting to know our Lord Jesus Christ Summaries of Catholic Teaching Articles on Christian life Getting to know our Lady Other Resources Search Close About Opus Dei Frequently asked questions Why did the Church make Opus Dei a personal prelature Frequently asked questions March 19 2001 print email facebook twitter ePub kindle Personal prelatures are ecclesiastical jurisdictions provided for by the Second Vatican Council and the Code of Canon Law that are created to meet specific pastoral needs with greater flexibility Opus Dei combines in a single worldwide institution priests and laity women and men sharing the same vocation of spreading the ideal of holiness in the world and the sanctification of work With these characteristics it does not fit properly into canonical categories for religious orders and lay associations Being a personal prelature however provides Opus Dei with an ecclesial configuration fully in keeping with its

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  • What is a personal prelature? - Opus Dei
    the Prelate Personal testimonies Social initiatives Saint Josemaría Biography Prayers and devotions Teachings of Saint Josemaría About Saint Josemaría Videos Christian life Getting to know our Lord Jesus Christ Summaries of Catholic Teaching Articles on Christian life Getting to know our Lady Other Resources Search About Opus Dei Message Activities Opus Dei in the U S Organization History People in Opus Dei Priestly Society of the Holy Cross Cooperators Canonization causes Books and texts Videos about Opus Dei Safe Environment The Prelate Biography Pastoral letters Other documents News From the Pope Recent News From the Prelate Personal testimonies Social initiatives Saint Josemaría Biography Prayers and devotions Teachings of Saint Josemaría About Saint Josemaría Videos Christian life Getting to know our Lord Jesus Christ Summaries of Catholic Teaching Articles on Christian life Getting to know our Lady Other Resources Search Close About Opus Dei Organization Personal prelature What is a personal prelature What is a personal prelature Personal prelature Jan 28 2014 print email facebook twitter ePub kindle Prof Carlos José Errázuriz Mackenna author of the replies A personal prelature is made up of a particular group of faithful and is structured in a hierarchical manner with a prelate who is its head and source of unity and with priests and deacons who assist him Hence it is a part of the Catholic Church The specific function of personal prelatures is to foster Christian life and the Church s evangelizing mission in a way that complements the dioceses to which the faithful who form part of a personal prelature continue to belong The role a personal prelature plays in complementing the dioceses can respond to various needs always related to the spiritual good of the faithful It might happen for example that the desire to encourage a greater participation of immigrants

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  • A Brief History of Opus Dei's Canonical Path - Opus Dei
    life Getting to know our Lady Other Resources Search About Opus Dei Message Activities Opus Dei in the U S Organization History People in Opus Dei Priestly Society of the Holy Cross Cooperators Canonization causes Books and texts Videos about Opus Dei Safe Environment The Prelate Biography Pastoral letters Other documents News From the Pope Recent News From the Prelate Personal testimonies Social initiatives Saint Josemaría Biography Prayers and devotions Teachings of Saint Josemaría About Saint Josemaría Videos Christian life Getting to know our Lord Jesus Christ Summaries of Catholic Teaching Articles on Christian life Getting to know our Lady Other Resources Search Close About Opus Dei Organization Personal prelature A Brief History of Opus Dei s Canonical Path A new edition of the short book The Juridical Mind of St Josemaria Escriva by canon law professor Ernest Caparros has been published on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of Opus Dei becoming a personal prelature Personal prelature Dec 15 2007 print email facebook twitter ePub kindle On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the erection of Opus Dei as a personal prelature the Canadian publishing house Wilson and Lafleur has brought out a new edition of the book entitled The Juridical Mind of St Josemaria Escriva This work gives a brief readable outline of the canonical evolution of Opus Dei through the efforts and guidance of St Josemaria to its final form The Prelature of the Holy Cross and Opus Dei The book s 65 pages describe St Josemaria s struggles to find an adequate legal status within the canon law of his time and recounts the various approvals in 1941 1943 1947 and 1950 Only in 1982 seven years after St Josemaria s death did the Work acquire a completely adequate canonical status when John Paul II

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  • How is the prelature of Opus Dei governed? Who directs it? - Opus Dei
    Holy Cross Cooperators Canonization causes Books and texts Videos about Opus Dei Safe Environment The Prelate Biography Pastoral letters Other documents News From the Pope Recent News From the Prelate Personal testimonies Social initiatives Saint Josemaría Biography Prayers and devotions Teachings of Saint Josemaría About Saint Josemaría Videos Christian life Getting to know our Lord Jesus Christ Summaries of Catholic Teaching Articles on Christian life Getting to know our Lady Other Resources Search About Opus Dei Message Activities Opus Dei in the U S Organization History People in Opus Dei Priestly Society of the Holy Cross Cooperators Canonization causes Books and texts Videos about Opus Dei Safe Environment The Prelate Biography Pastoral letters Other documents News From the Pope Recent News From the Prelate Personal testimonies Social initiatives Saint Josemaría Biography Prayers and devotions Teachings of Saint Josemaría About Saint Josemaría Videos Christian life Getting to know our Lord Jesus Christ Summaries of Catholic Teaching Articles on Christian life Getting to know our Lady Other Resources Search Close About Opus Dei Organization Personal prelature How is the prelature of Opus Dei governed Who directs it Like any prelature the government of Opus Dei is the responsibility of its prelate and his vicars who are assisted by councils made up of other faithful many of them lay persons both men and women The lay faithful also play a decisive role in the organizational tasks and in the formational activity of Opus Dei Personal prelature Nov 27 2007 print email facebook twitter ePub kindle Like any prelature the government of Opus Dei is the responsibility of its prelate and his vicars who are assisted by councils made up of other faithful many of them lay persons both men and women The lay faithful also play a decisive role in the organizational tasks

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  • How do personal prelatures resemble and how do they differ from dioceses, religious orders and movements? - Opus Dei
    life Getting to know our Lady Other Resources Search About Opus Dei Message Activities Opus Dei in the U S Organization History People in Opus Dei Priestly Society of the Holy Cross Cooperators Canonization causes Books and texts Videos about Opus Dei Safe Environment The Prelate Biography Pastoral letters Other documents News From the Pope Recent News From the Prelate Personal testimonies Social initiatives Saint Josemaría Biography Prayers and devotions Teachings of Saint Josemaría About Saint Josemaría Videos Christian life Getting to know our Lord Jesus Christ Summaries of Catholic Teaching Articles on Christian life Getting to know our Lady Other Resources Search Close About Opus Dei Organization Personal prelature How do personal prelatures resemble and how do they differ from dioceses religious orders and movements One should keep in mind that all ecclesial realities share in the life and purpose of the one Church Therefore all are called to live in the same ecclesial communion and to foster mutual affection Personal prelature Nov 27 2007 print email facebook twitter ePub kindle One should keep in mind that all ecclesial realities share in the life and purpose of the one Church Therefore all are called to live in the same ecclesial communion and to foster mutual affection Both the personal prelatures and the dioceses are communities of the faithful of an hierarchical nature The dioceses are particular Churches and include all the faithful in a specific territory The personal prelatures live and act within one or various dioceses with which they cooperate by fulfilling their specific ecclesial purpose in a complementary relationship Within the Church the faithful can establish realities of an associative character which without being hierarchical communities like the dioceses and prelatures carry out an ecclesial activity for various purposes Some of these such as the confraternities or

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  • How long have personal prelatures existed in the Church? - Opus Dei
    Books and texts Videos about Opus Dei Safe Environment The Prelate Biography Pastoral letters Other documents News From the Pope Recent News From the Prelate Personal testimonies Social initiatives Saint Josemaría Biography Prayers and devotions Teachings of Saint Josemaría About Saint Josemaría Videos Christian life Getting to know our Lord Jesus Christ Summaries of Catholic Teaching Articles on Christian life Getting to know our Lady Other Resources Search About Opus Dei Message Activities Opus Dei in the U S Organization History People in Opus Dei Priestly Society of the Holy Cross Cooperators Canonization causes Books and texts Videos about Opus Dei Safe Environment The Prelate Biography Pastoral letters Other documents News From the Pope Recent News From the Prelate Personal testimonies Social initiatives Saint Josemaría Biography Prayers and devotions Teachings of Saint Josemaría About Saint Josemaría Videos Christian life Getting to know our Lord Jesus Christ Summaries of Catholic Teaching Articles on Christian life Getting to know our Lady Other Resources Search Close About Opus Dei Organization Personal prelature How long have personal prelatures existed in the Church Although similar personal hierarchical structures already existed such as military vicariates the juridical figure of the personal prelature is the result of an apostolic desire of the Second Vatican Council that later took form in the present Code of Canon Law The first to be erected was the prelature of Opus Dei in the Apostolic Constitution Ut sit of John Paul II on November 28 1982 Personal prelature Nov 27 2007 print email facebook twitter ePub kindle Although similar personal hierarchical structures already existed such as military vicariates the juridical figure of the personal prelature is the result of an apostolic desire of the Second Vatican Council that later took form in the present Code of Canon Law The first to be

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  • How many personal prelatures are there at present? Why aren’t there more? - Opus Dei
    Other documents News From the Pope Recent News From the Prelate Personal testimonies Social initiatives Saint Josemaría Biography Prayers and devotions Teachings of Saint Josemaría About Saint Josemaría Videos Christian life Getting to know our Lord Jesus Christ Summaries of Catholic Teaching Articles on Christian life Getting to know our Lady Other Resources Search About Opus Dei Message Activities Opus Dei in the U S Organization History People in Opus Dei Priestly Society of the Holy Cross Cooperators Canonization causes Books and texts Videos about Opus Dei Safe Environment The Prelate Biography Pastoral letters Other documents News From the Pope Recent News From the Prelate Personal testimonies Social initiatives Saint Josemaría Biography Prayers and devotions Teachings of Saint Josemaría About Saint Josemaría Videos Christian life Getting to know our Lord Jesus Christ Summaries of Catholic Teaching Articles on Christian life Getting to know our Lady Other Resources Search Close About Opus Dei Organization Personal prelature How many personal prelatures are there at present Why aren t there more The only personal prelature currently existing is Opus Dei The fact that others have not yet been erected is due to the newness of personal prelatures which have to offer guarantees of ecclesial solidity and be harmoniously inserted into the dioceses in which they operate Besides there are other ecclesiastical circumscriptions such as the military ordinariates with the same type of configuration that is to say one that is both personal and that complements the dioceses Personal prelature Nov 27 2007 print email facebook twitter ePub kindle The only personal prelature currently existing is Opus Dei The fact that others have not yet been erected is due to the newness of personal prelatures which have to offer guarantees of ecclesial solidity and be harmoniously inserted into the dioceses in which they operate

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  • Opus Dei and the dioceses - Opus Dei
    Josemaría Biography Prayers and devotions Teachings of Saint Josemaría About Saint Josemaría Videos Christian life Getting to know our Lord Jesus Christ Summaries of Catholic Teaching Articles on Christian life Getting to know our Lady Other Resources Search About Opus Dei Message Activities Opus Dei in the U S Organization History People in Opus Dei Priestly Society of the Holy Cross Cooperators Canonization causes Books and texts Videos about Opus Dei Safe Environment The Prelate Biography Pastoral letters Other documents News From the Pope Recent News From the Prelate Personal testimonies Social initiatives Saint Josemaría Biography Prayers and devotions Teachings of Saint Josemaría About Saint Josemaría Videos Christian life Getting to know our Lord Jesus Christ Summaries of Catholic Teaching Articles on Christian life Getting to know our Lady Other Resources Search Close About Opus Dei Organization Personal prelature Opus Dei and the dioceses At the institutional level what is Opus Dei s relationship with the dioceses Is its pastoral work carried out in accord with religious institutions and other ecclesial entities Personal prelature Nov 27 2007 print email facebook twitter ePub kindle The life of the prelature is inserted as a living part within each diocese Therefore the prelature is in constant contact with the diocese and its bishop In addition the intervention of the bishop is juridically required for the work of the prelature to begin in a diocese or to open new centers The prelature always gives great importance to working in full harmony with the life of the diocese and with the bishop s pastoral goals The prelature of Opus Dei is in communion with all of the ecclesial groups present in the diocese Within the legitimate ecclesial autonomy of each of these groups the life of the diocese to which all belong often offers opportunities

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