What is "Opus Dei "of "The Da Vinci Code" fame really?
April 24, 006
"The Ways of Opus Dei" by David Van Biema
There is a new historical book out according to Mr. Biema which gives a more informaed view about the workings of Opus Dei than the movie does.It's called:"Opus Dei An Objective look behind the Myths and Realties of the Most Controversial Force in the Catholic Church."
On October 2, 1928, a twenty six year old priest had a vision of a new kind of Catholic spirituality: a movement of very religious people who wanted to extend Sunday's worshp into everyday life. He foresaw a group of people who would pray a lot and dedicate theri life to Christ. This was controversial in those days because these were lay church members; not priests.However, it would appear that they did engage actively in social work that benefitted the community.
In the 1950's Opus Dei members joined in the government in Spain.
What do you think of Opus Dei given these facts?