Opus Dei

Satima and Opus Dei

Satima Study Centre is a supplementary education centre dedicated to promoting personal and professional excellence among university students.

Activities are also organised for men already in the workplace.

Education in religious values is provided in Satima by Opus Dei, a personal Prelature of the Catholic Church. Opus Dei’s purpose is to help people find God in their everyday lives of work, family, and social relations.

Opus Dei

Opus Dei, is a personal Prelature of the Catholic Church. The Latin name means “Work of God.” Opus Dei was founded in Madrid on 2 October 1928 by Saint Josemaría Escrivá. Its headquarters are in Rome.

The aim of Opus Dei is to spread the message that all Christians have been called by God to make the Gospel known and to seek holiness in and through their daily work, family life, and social relations. This message is a central teaching of the Second Vatican Council.

In order to achieve its aim, the Prelature offers spiritual assistance and pastoral support to its members as well as to many others. This pastoral attention fosters the exercise of human and Christian virtues in work and in everyday life.

Opus Dei promotes the sanctification of work, which means to work according to the spirit of Jesus Christ: with the greatest possible competence, for the glory of God and the service of others, thus making the Gospel present in all human endeavours.

Saint Josemaría would summarize its objectives by saying that the only aim of Opus Dei is to see that there be men and women of all races and social conditions who endeavour to love and serve God and the rest of mankind in and through their daily work, in the midst of the realities and interests of the world.

Opus Dei was established as a personal prelature of the Catholic Church in 1982 by Pope John Paul II. Its complete name is the Prelature of the Holy Cross and Opus Dei.

For more information about Opus Dei, please visit www.opusdei.org