Opus Dei: Leadership and Vision in Today's Catholic Church

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Regnery Pub., 1997 - Religion - 201 pages
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Journalist Vittorio Messori's searching questions to Pope John Paul II inspired the Holy Father to write his bestselling Crossing the Threshold of Hope. Now Messori tells how Escriva, a humble and energetic Spanish priest beatified by Pope John Paul II, came to found Opus Dei - the most powerful source of lay spiritual renewal in the Catholic Church today. Escriva proclaimed that holiness and great happiness are to be found in the ordinary tasks of life. Work, play, family life, friendships - all these, Escriva taught, are means to deep inner joy and freedom, if properly understood and lived.
Opus Dei explores what this transforming message, first proclaimed by Escriva in 1928, later a major theme of the Second Vatican Council and strongly endorsed by the Holy Father, has meant not only for the personal lives of the members of Opus Dei, but also for the cultures in which these members live. In addition, this book provides answers to questions commonly raised about this fresh and invigorating spirituality. Opus Dei: Leadership and Vision in Today's Catholic Church is must reading for anyone interested in spirituality, Christianity, and the history of the Catholic Church in the twentieth century.

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