Opus Dei

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O·pus De·i

 (ō′pəs dā′ē, dā′)
A Roman Catholic organization founded in 1928, composed of both clergy and lay members and dedicated to fostering Christian principles at all levels of society.

[New Latin Opus Deī, work of God : Latin opus, work + Latin Deī, genitive of Deus, God.]
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Opus Dei

(ˈəʊpəs ˈdeɪɪ)
1. (Roman Catholic Church) another name for divine office
2. (Roman Catholic Church) an international Roman Catholic organization of lay people and priests founded in Spain in 1928 by Josemaria Escrivá de Balaguer (1902–75), with the aim of spreading Christian principles
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McCarthy of Nairobi asked the head of the Opus Dei to identify a suitable site for the church.
Josemaria Escriva, the revered founder of the Opus Dei.
El autor (Buenos Aires, 1960), historiador y filosofo, es actualmente vicario general de la prelatura de la Santa Cruz y Opus Dei. Como bien indica en el prologo el actual prelado, Fernando Ocariz, <<al aplicarse este apelativo nostalgico de "ultimo romantico", san Josemaria queria sobre todo interpelar a quienes le escuchaban, para despertar en ellos ese mismo amor a la libertad que llevaba en el corazon>> (pp.
WASHINGTON * Opus Dei, a well-known international Catholic organization, paid $977,000 to settle a sexual misconduct claim in 2005 against a onetime high-profile priest.
Fernando Ocariz is the new prelate of Opus Dei (OD), succeeding Bishop Javier Echeverria who died Dec.
The history of Warrane College, an Opus Dei university residence for students at the University of New South Wales, can be traced back to the 1950s.
DYA: La Academia y Residencia en la historia del Opus Dei (1933-1939)
El nombramiento por el Prelado del Opus Dei de un Vicario auxiliar.
Opus Dei: An Archaeology of Duty Giorgio Agamben (IUAV University, Venice) Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2013, 140 pp.
MADRID -- The second most important figure in the Opus Dei order was beatified Saturday at an open-air Mass attended by tens of thousands of Catholics that sent Alvaro Del Portillo on a key step toward sainthood and illustrated how the once-secretive order has become more mainstream.
There are definitely shades of Opus Dei about this whole look wouldn't you say?
Saxum, the Latin word for rock, is a nick name of sorts given to the prayer "the Memorare" and to a man, Bishop Alvaro del Portillo, who lived his life heroically and was the rock of Opus Dei. On September 27th, 2014, the Venerable Bishop Alvaro del Portillo, the second leader of Opus Dei, will be beatified.