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  • Some Features of the Spirit of Opus Dei - Opus Dei
    one s own state in life Conversations no 69 Divine Filiation Divine filiation is the basis of the spirit of Opus Dei St Josemaría stated Christ Is Passing By no 64 Baptism makes us children of God in Christ and begins a relationship based on confidence in divine Providence simplicity in our dealings with God and with other men and women a deep sense of the dignity of each person and fraternity towards all true Christian love for the world and all of God s creatures serenity and optimism The formation given in Opus Dei strengthens in the Christian faithful a lively sense of their condition as children of God which imbues each of their actions and helps them act in accord with the exalted vocation to which they have been called cf Eph 4 1 St Josemaría summarized the sense of divine filiation as an ardent and sincere desire tender and deep to imitate Jesus as his brothers and sisters children of God the Father and to live always in the presence of God It fosters a life of faith in Providence and a serene and joyful abandonment to the divine Will Unity of Life One Lord one faith one baptism Eph 4 5 St Paul says in describing the reality of the Christian life The lives of Christ s followers are and have to be one life unique and unitary This is an essential condition for those who are trying to sanctify themselves in the midst of the ordinary situations of their work and of their family and social relationships Friends of God no 165 Opposing the temptation that would separate our relationship to God from our behavior at work at home and in society an error highlighted by the Constitution Gaudium et Spes no 43 St Josemaría proclaimed strongly there is no clash no opposition between serving God and serving men between the exercise of our civic rights and duties and our religious ones between the effort to build up and improve the earthly city and the conviction that we are passing through this world on the way to our heavenly homeland Friends of God no 165 Formation in the Work leads its members to orient to God through the fulfillment of their duties the structure of society striving always to maintain a simple and strong unity of life that supports and penetrates all our actions St Josemaría cited in Vázquez de Prada The Founder of Opus Dei II p 409 Confidence in God and sincerity of life aided by examinations of conscience and personal spiritual direction are necessary means to grow in this unity of life Thus it is possible to overcome the discord between what God asks of us and our own will Sanctification of Work Sanctification of work is the hinge to acquire sanctity in the middle of the world according to the spirit of Opus Dei Moreover as St Josemaría said it is the indispensable means for apostolate We need to work a

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  • St. Josemaría and Opus Dei: Serving the Church - Opus Dei
    faith On the priesthood Search What it is Priests and the message of Opus Dei History Key elements of the spirit of Opus Dei St Josemaría and Opus Dei Serving the Church Members and cooperators Requirements and incorporation In the U S News Testimonials Saint Josemaría Biography Videos Resources On the Catholic faith On the priesthood Search Close What it is St Josemaría and Opus Dei Serving the Church St Josemaría and Opus Dei Serving the Church St Josemaría and Opus Dei Serving the Church March 10 2014 print email facebook twitter ePub kindle Opus Dei gives its faithful the formation needed to carry out each in their own place in the Church and in the world a wide ranging apostolic activity spreading the ideal of the universal call to holiness Similarly the Priestly Society of the Holy Cross offers its members and the clergy who take part in its activities the spiritual means to sustain and improve their interior life doctrinal and pastoral formation and fraternal union among priests That is the association s mission a priestly work full of understanding love a spirit of service to the Church and to each diocese and particular assistance to diocesan presbyterates for whom our Lord wanted Opus Dei to feel a special concern This spiritual assistance fosters priestly virtues such as pastoral charity with self giving and zeal for souls cf Decree Presbyterorum Ordinis nos 14 17 St John Paul II Apostolic Exhortation Pastores Dabo Vobis nos 15 20 24 piety knowledge interest in diocesan apostolates love and veneration for the Ordinary concern for vocations and for the seminary In a particular way it vivifies the practice of a deep fraternity with other priests which leads to actively promoting a maximum of unity in the whole diocesan presbyterate Also with his

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  • Members and Cooperators - Opus Dei
    and Opus Dei Serving the Church Members and cooperators Requirements and incorporation In the U S News Testimonials Saint Josemaría Biography Videos Resources On the Catholic faith On the priesthood Search Close What it is Members and cooperators Members and Cooperators Members and cooperators March 10 2014 print email facebook twitter ePub kindle When someone asks for admission to the Priestly Society of the Holy Cross he does so through a deep conviction of God s call to seek sanctity in the middle of the world according to the spirit of Opus Dei As the vocation is the same for all the members the effort to seek sanctity has to be likewise the same Thus there are not distinct grades of membership but rather different circumstances that are reflected in one s availability to take part and assist in the activities of the Society Numerary and coadjutor members are drawn from the Prelature s lay faithful Numeraries and Associates who receive Holy Orders after the necessary preparation They are incorporated into the Priestly Society of the Holy Cross upon their ordination as deacons As for priests already incardinated in a diocese incorporation as an Associate or Supernumerary will depend on their greater or lesser possibility of assisting the association especially in helping other diocesan priests spiritually in accord with their personal circumstances of health or character their pastoral tasks family obligations etc Logically these priests belong exclusively to the presbyterate of their own diocese They do not become part of the Prelature s clergy made up only of those incardinated in it nor do they have a hierarchical bond with the Prelature or depend on any ecclesiastical superior in Opus Dei Their relationship to the President General of the Priestly Society of the Holy Cross the Prelate of Opus Dei is of an associative nature That is the President has no governmental authority over the diocesan priests who belong to the Society but only whatever role the head of an association of clergy would have Therefore the Society s priests who are incardinated in their respective dioceses while having the same call to live the spirit of Opus Dei as any of the faithful of the Prelature are in no way under the Prelate s jurisdiction In the Priestly Society of the Holy Cross there is only the normal discipline that binds any kind of association in view of the obligation to observe its own norms and customs which refer only to the spiritual life The juridical and affective bond with the diocese in which they are incardinated and with the other members of their presbyterate is reinforced since the spirit they receive from Opus Dei leads them to seek Christian holiness and human perfection precisely in the faithful discharge of their priestly duties Those who ask for admission to the Priestly Society of the Holy Cross must stand out for their love for their diocese their obedience and veneration for their bishop their eagerness to promote vocations to the

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  • Requirements and Incorporation - Opus Dei
    History Key elements of the spirit of Opus Dei St Josemaría and Opus Dei Serving the Church Members and cooperators Requirements and incorporation In the U S News Testimonials Saint Josemaría Biography Videos Resources On the Catholic faith On the priesthood Search Close What it is Requirements and incorporation Requirements and Incorporation Requirements and incorporation March 10 2014 print email facebook twitter ePub kindle Priests incardinated in various dioceses and deacons who expressly declare their intention to go on to the priesthood can ask for admission to the Priestly Society of the Holy Cross as Associates or Supernumeraries To be admitted they must be aware of having received a call from God to seek holiness according to the spirit of Opus Dei This includes love for their diocese and union with all the members of its presbyterate obedience and veneration for their bishop piety study of the sacred sciences zeal for souls and a spirit of sacrifice effort to promote vocations and eagerness to fulfill their ministerial duties with maximum perfection A request for admission is made through a letter to the President General of Opus Dei Before taking that step candidates usually participate for some time in the means of formation that the Priestly Society offers in order to get to know and identify themselves with the spirit of Opus Dei to discern their vocation and come to understand the precise meaning of that call Students in major seminaries who have not yet attained the diaconate but who are aware of this call from God and have the necessary conditions can ask for admission to the Priestly Society of the Holy Cross as candidates they can never be incardinated in the Prelature of Opus Dei They do not form part of the Society canonically nor do they acquire the

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  • In the U.S. - Opus Dei
    Rep Dominicana Español Uruguay Español Venezuela Euskara España Hrvatski Hrvatska Indonesia Indonesia Latviešu Latvija Lietuvių Lietuva Magyar Magyarország Nederlands Nederlands België Nederlands Nederland Norsk Norge Polski Polska Português Brasil Português Portugal Slovenčina Slovensko Suomi Suomi Svenska Sverige Việt ngữ Việt Nam العربي لبنان עברית ישראל русский русский Казахстан Русский Россия Українська Україна 中文 繁體 中文 繁體 zht 中文 繁體 香港 HK 日本語 日本 简体中文 中国 Contact rss Priestly Society of the Holy Cross Home Contact Search home What it is Priests and the message of Opus Dei History Key elements of the spirit of Opus Dei St Josemaría and Opus Dei Serving the Church Members and cooperators Requirements and incorporation In the U S News Testimonials Saint Josemaría Biography Videos Resources On the Catholic faith On the priesthood Search What it is Priests and the message of Opus Dei History Key elements of the spirit of Opus Dei St Josemaría and Opus Dei Serving the Church Members and cooperators Requirements and incorporation In the U S News Testimonials Saint Josemaría Biography Videos Resources On the Catholic faith On the priesthood Search Close What it is In the U S In the U S Activities for diocesan priests in the United States sponsored by the Priestly Society of the Holy Cross In the U S Nov 24 2015 print email facebook twitter ePub kindle For information about activities for diocesan priests in the United States sponsored by the Priestly Society of the Holy Cross write to info opusdei org Priestly Society of the Holy Cross Featured Future priest Jeff Langan Tadeo God s Green Light Dennis Your prayers sustain us priests Fr Robert Gendreau Priestly Society of the Holy Cross links The Holy See Writings of the founder of Opus Dei Saint Josemaría website Blessed Alvaro del Portillo website Romana Bulletin

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  • Opus Dei - News
    priesthood Search Close News In the U S In the U S 11 24 2015 Activities for diocesan priests in the United States sponsored by the Priestly Society of the Holy Cross The Prelate in Valencia From the Prelate 04 20 2015 Invited by Cardinal Antonio Cañizares Archbishop of Valencia Bishop Javier Echevarría gave an address on Blessed Alvaro del Portillo s contribution Untiring in self giving Recent News 11 10 2014 On November 8 in Rome the Prelate of Opus Dei conferred diaconal ordination on 32 faithful of the Prelature In his homily he urged them to be The Priestly Society of the Holy Cross What it is 03 10 2014 History of the Priestly Society of the Holy Cross History 03 10 2014 The Priestly Society of the Holy Cross stems from St Josemaría s love for diocesan priests and from the foundational event that took place on October St Josemaria and Theological Thought Recent News 11 13 2013 On November 14 a symposium will begin at the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross in Rome on St Josemaria s contribution to theology with 300 Video Summary of Ordination of 32 Priests News 05 11 2015 On May 9 in Rome Bishop Javier Echevarría conferred priestly ordination on 32 faithful of the prelature of Opus Dei With words from the Prelate s Archbishop Romero s Last Hours on Earth Recent News 02 24 2015 With Archbishop Oscar Romero s cause of canonization moving forward we offer an article by Fernando Saenz with his memories of March 24 1980 the 32 New Deacons from 14 Countries Recent News 11 05 2014 On Saturday November 8 Bishop Javier Echevarría will ordain 32 new deacons in St Eugene s Basilica in Rome Priests and the message of Opus Dei Priests and

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  • Opus Dei - Testimonials
    Français RD du Congo Français Suisse Indonesia Indonesia Italiano Italia Italiano Svizzera Latviešu Latvija Lietuvių Lietuva Magyar Magyarország Nederlands België Nederlands Nederland Norsk Norge Polski Polska Português Brasil Português Portugal Slovenčina Slovensko Slovenščina Slovenija Suomi Suomi Svenska Sverige Việt ngữ Việt Nam العربي لبنان русский Казахстан Русский Россия Українська Україна 中文 繁體 日本語 日本 简体中文 中国 Contact rss Priestly Society of the Holy Cross Home Contact Search home What it is Priests and the message of Opus Dei History Key elements of the spirit of Opus Dei St Josemaría and Opus Dei Serving the Church Members and cooperators Requirements and incorporation In the U S News Testimonials Saint Josemaría Biography Videos Resources On the Catholic faith On the priesthood Search What it is Priests and the message of Opus Dei History Key elements of the spirit of Opus Dei St Josemaría and Opus Dei Serving the Church Members and cooperators Requirements and incorporation In the U S News Testimonials Saint Josemaría Biography Videos Resources On the Catholic faith On the priesthood Search Close Testimonials Tadeo God s Green Light 05 08 2014 Tadeo from Mexico was ordained on May 10 2014 He speaks briefly about how God made known to him his vocation as a priest Dennis Your prayers sustain us priests 05 08 2014 Dennis from the Philippines was ordained on May 10 2014 After working for some years as an engineer God called him to the priesthood Fr Robert Gendreau Priestly Society of the Holy Cross 02 18 2011 Fr Gendreau is a parish priest in the archdiocese of Montreal and a priest of the Priestly Society of the Holy Cross He explains the harmonious balance between obedience to his archbishop and the help he receives from Opus Dei in spiritual and doctrinal matters Archive links The Holy

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  • Opus Dei - Saint Josemaría
    Latvija Lietuvių Lietuva Magyar Magyarország Nederlands België Nederlands Nederland Norsk Norge Polski Polska Português Brasil Português Portugal Română România Slovenčina Slovensko Slovenščina Slovenija Suomi Suomi Svenska Sverige العربي لبنان русский Казахстан Русский Россия Українська Україна 日本語 日本 Contact rss Priestly Society of the Holy Cross Home Contact Search home What it is Priests and the message of Opus Dei History Key elements of the spirit of Opus Dei St Josemaría and Opus Dei Serving the Church Members and cooperators Requirements and incorporation In the U S News Testimonials Saint Josemaría Biography Videos Resources On the Catholic faith On the priesthood Search What it is Priests and the message of Opus Dei History Key elements of the spirit of Opus Dei St Josemaría and Opus Dei Serving the Church Members and cooperators Requirements and incorporation In the U S News Testimonials Saint Josemaría Biography Videos Resources On the Catholic faith On the priesthood Search Close Saint Josemaría play I only know how to talk about God On June 1 1974 in a get together in Brazil a university teacher asked St Josemaria about the role of priests in today s world Saint Josemaría 12 14 2012 Biography of St Josemaría Life

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