Item description for What is Opus Dei? by Dominique Le Tourneau & D. Le Tourneau...
Overview Since it was founded by St. Josemaria Escriva, Opus Dei has spread its message of holiness in ordinary life throughout the world. In the process, the Work has won admiration and gratitude from Catholics worldwide - and not a few critics. This book answers those critics and reveals the history, spirituality, legal structure, and other aspects of Opus Dei. It even includes an account of the nature of the Work's membership, and of the life of members! Here then is a systematic and informative introduction to this vibrant organization.
Publishers Description The best-selling novel, The Da Vinci Code, has brought under scrutiny a powerful and influential movement within the Catholic Church - Opus Dei. This institution, often charged with excessive secrecy, has had many critics. What is Opus Dei? offers a comprehensive profile of Opus Dei, and of its founder, St Josemaria Escriva. In this rigorous and well-documented book, its inspiration, history, sprituality, organisation and activities are all clearly detailed. Here are the answers to so many questions, authoritatively presented. Opus Dei, founded in 1928 by St Josemaria Escriva, proclaims that lay people can and ought to seek holiness in the context of their ordinary life. Through daily work, at home and in the family, men and women can spread the Gospel in the world in which they live. Flourishing both before and since the Second Vatican Council, Opus Dei anticipated what were to be the great pastoral themes of the Church at the beginning of the third millennium.
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Objective basic text Aug 7, 2006
This is a basic reference book on Opus Dei covering its history, its spirituality, the founder, and its significance.
I wholeheartedly recommend it to anybody who sincerely wants to find the basic facts about Opus Dei, without any need for rumors, gossip, spectacular revelations....just the plain facts about this Roman Catholic organization.