Opus Dei

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Opus Dei
Opus Dei cross.svg
Seal o the Haly Cross an Opus Dei: "A cross embracin the warld"
FormationOctober 2, 1928; 91 years ago (1928-10-02)
TeepPersonal prelatur
PurposeSpreidin the universal cry tae haliness in ordinar life
HeidquartersViale Bruno Buozzi, 73, 00197 Roum, Italy
Coordinates41°55′18.4″N 12°29′2.6″E / 41.921778°N 12.484056°E / 41.921778; 12.484056Coordinates: 41°55′18.4″N 12°29′2.6″E / 41.921778°N 12.484056°E / 41.921778; 12.484056
Region served
Warldwide
Membership
94,776 (2016) [1]
Fernando Ocariz
Main organ
General Cooncil
Central Advisory
Parent organisation
Catholic Kirk
Wabsteidopusdei.org

Opus Dei, formally kent as The Prelatur o the Haly Cross an Opus Dei (Laitin: Praelatura Sanctae Crucis et Operis Dei), is an institution o the Roman Catholic Kirk that teaches that iveryane is cried tae haliness an that ordinar life is a path tae sanctity.[2][3][4] The majority o its membership are lay fowk, wi secular priests unner the govrenance o a prelate electit bi speceefic members an appyntit bi the Pape.[5]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Cheney, David M. "Opus Dei (Personal Prelature) [Catholic-Hierarchy]". Retrieved 11 December 2016.
  2. Pope John Paul II. "Apostolic Constitution Ut Sit, Establishing Opus Dei as the first Personal Prelature of the Catholic Church". Retrieved 2006-11-27.
  3. "Place in the Church". Opus Dei Official Site. Retrieved 2006-11-27.
  4. "Address of John Paul II in Praise of St. Josemaría, Founder of Opus Dei". Retrieved 2007-06-08.
  5. Upon whom does the prelate of Opus Dei depend? Who appoints him? Opus Dei website.