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.
Short for The Prelature of the Holy Cross and Opus Dei, a Roman Catholic organization composed of a prelate, secular clergy and lay people whose mission is to spread the Catholic teaching that everyone is called to become a saint; its lay members, men and women, engage in the affairs of the world and seek to direct them "according to God's will".
Origin of opus-dei
New Latin Opus Deīwork of God Latin opuswork Latin Deīgenitive ofDeusGod
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Opus-dei Sentence Examples
The Opus Dei site denies this latter claim stating " The Da Vinci Code makes it appear that Opus Dei members practice bloody mortifications.
The Opus Dei Prelature is governed world-wide by a prelate in Rome, Bishop Javier EchevarrÃa.
He has been a professor and is past rector of Opus Dei 's Santa Croce University in Rome.