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  • What commitments are made by a person who is incorporated in Opus Dei? - Opus Dei
    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 commitments are made by a person who is incorporated in Opus Dei Incorporation in the prelature of Opus Dei is essentially united to the personal vocation of that individual Personal prelature Nov 27 2007 print email facebook twitter ePub kindle Incorporation in the prelature of Opus Dei is essentially united to the personal vocation of that individual Hence the incorporation brings with it the commitment to live all that that vocation entails In its external manifestations this commitment is always situated exclusively on the plane of the person s ecclesial life without every entering into areas of a temporal nature This involves the duties that refer to one s spiritual life to one s own formation and to active participation in the apostolic activities carried out by the prelature The bond with Opus Dei far from interfering with one s temporal obligations seeks precisely to help a person carry out all of his or

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  • What is the difference between an ordinary Catholic who tries to practice his faith, although he may not always succeed, and someone in Opus Dei? - Opus Dei
    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 the difference between an ordinary Catholic who tries to practice his faith although he may not always succeed and someone in Opus Dei Personal prelature Nov 27 2007 print email facebook twitter ePub kindle There is no essential difference A person in Opus Dei is an ordinary Catholic who has received a specific call within his or her Christian vocation to form part of a spiritual family and to try to be a better Catholic and help the Church carry out its mission This call does not distinguish someone in Opus Dei from others because it does not entail that their life be transformed into an ecclesial sign of following Christ as is proper to the religious vocation Secularity is an essential characteristic of all the faithful in Opus Dei including those who live celibacy as part of their vocation Obviously if by an ordinary Catholic one understands a Catholic whose life is not especially committed to our Lord and

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  • Do the laity belong to the prelature, or only the priests? - Opus Dei
    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 Do the laity belong to the prelature or only the priests Both belong equally to the prelature Personal prelature Nov 27 2007 print email facebook twitter ePub kindle Both belong equally to the prelature As in the whole Church and any of its parts there is a fundamental equality among all the faithful in regard to their dignity and mission as Christians At the same time there is an essential difference between priests and laity This difference is the basis for the organic cooperation between priests and laity in the mission of the Church itself John Paul II when speaking about the Prelature of Opus Dei stressed First of all I wish to emphasize that the membership of the lay faithful in their own particular Churches and in the Prelature into which they are incorporated enables the special mission of the Prelature to converge with the evangelizing efforts of each particular Church as envisaged by the Second Vatican Council in desiring the figure of personal prelatures Address 17 March 2001 To consider the prelature as an institution formed only by priests would contradict both the reality of Opus Dei and the very newness and specific nature of prelatures Such a conception would view prelatures as associations of the priests incardinated in them institutions certainly very important in the life of the Church but essentially different because of their associative and purely clerical character However the reality of Opus Dei does include an association of priests the Priestly Society of the Holy Cross inseparable from the prelature The Priestly Society of the Holy Cross is concerned only with the spiritual life of its members and not with their pastoral work which does not change because of their membership This association is made up of the priests of the prelature and other diocesan priests who have also received the vocation to Opus Dei in order to seek holiness within their own priestly vocation They do not constitute a separate group but rather strive to ensure that their ministry and insertion in

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  • How does the diocese benefit from the work of the faithful of Opus Dei? - 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 does the diocese benefit from the work of the faithful of Opus Dei The work and entire life of the members of Opus Dei to the extent to which they are loyal to their vocation constitutes a part of the spiritual and apostolic good of the diocese Personal prelature Nov 27 2007 print email facebook twitter ePub kindle The work and entire life of the members of Opus Dei to the extent to which they are loyal to their vocation constitutes a part of the spiritual and apostolic good of the diocese As is proper to the charism of Opus Dei the contribution of its faithful to the good of the diocese and the same is true of the immense majority of Catholics takes place within the context of one s secular life in one s family cultural economic political etc circumstances It is

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  • Upon whom does the prelate of Opus Dei depend? Who appoints him? - Opus Dei
    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 Upon whom does the prelate of Opus Dei depend Who appoints him The prelate of Opus Dei and the prelature itself depend as do all ecclesiastical circumscriptions on the Holy See that is on the Roman Pontiff and the organ that assists him in what refers to dioceses and prelatures the Congregation for Bishops Personal prelature Nov 27 2007 print email facebook twitter ePub kindle The prelate of Opus Dei and the prelature itself depend as do all ecclesiastical circumscriptions on the Holy See that is on the Roman Pontiff and the organ that assists him in what refers to dioceses and prelatures the Congregation for Bishops The prelate of Opus Dei is appointed by the Pope following the procedure for choosing the prelate provided for in the prelature s statutes These foresee the intervention of faithful of the prelature to determine the most qualified priest The Roman Pontiff may then call

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  • How is it financed? - Opus Dei
    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 Organization Personal prelature How is it financed The prelature of Opus Dei is financed in the same way as the dioceses and other future prelatures that is above all by the contributions of its own faithful and of other people who provide financial assistance for its mission Personal prelature Nov 27 2007 print email facebook twitter ePub kindle The prelature of Opus Dei is financed in the same way as the dioceses and other future prelatures that is above all by the contributions of its own faithful and of other people who provide financial assistance for its mission The apostolic initiatives linked to the prelature in the areas of education health social work etc for which the prelature assumes responsibility only in what relates to their Christian vigor

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  • What is the mission of the prelature of Opus Dei? What is special about this mission that is not found in other Church entities? - Opus Dei
    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 the mission of the prelature of Opus Dei What is special about this mission that is not found in other Church entities The mission of the prelature of Opus Dei is the same salvific mission as that of the whole Church carried out in conformity with a specific charism of sanctification and apostolate in professional work and in the context of ordinary life Personal prelature Nov 27 2007 print email facebook twitter ePub kindle The mission of the prelature of Opus Dei is the same salvific mission as that of the whole Church carried out in conformity with a specific charism of sanctification and apostolate in professional work and in the context of ordinary life The special feature of that charism and that mission as is the case with any charism comes from the nature of God s gift first to St Josemaría as founder and then to his spiritual daughters and sons and

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  • Does Opus Dei have greater autonomy now that it is a prelature. Can one speak of Opus Dei as a church within the Church? - Opus Dei
    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 Does Opus Dei have greater autonomy now that it is a prelature Can one speak of Opus Dei as a church within the Church No part of the Church constitutes a church within the Church Personal prelature Nov 27 2007 print email facebook twitter ePub kindle No part of the Church constitutes a church within the Church Precisely the contrary is the case Each part fosters links of communion with the whole Church The faithful of Opus Dei are and feel themselves to be living members of the universal Church and of their respective dioceses in whose life they take part like the other faithful One must also take into account that this prelature unlike what might happen in the future in others does not carry out certain functions of ordinary pastoral care baptisms confirmations marriages funerals etc Instead it dedicates special attention to the formation of its faithful and of those who take part in its apostolates spiritual retreats and meetings study of the sacred sciences personal spiritual direction etc Like the autonomy that in different degrees is proper to all the faithful and to any ecclesial reality the legitimate autonomy of Opus Dei in carrying

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