Opus Dei Definition

ōpəs dāē, 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.
American Heritage

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 Deī work of God Latin opus work Latin Deī genitive of Deus God

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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