Opus Dei

Opus Dei

Opus Dei is entrusted with the spiritual and doctrinal activities conducted at Kenthurst Study Centre. Opus Dei is a Catholic institution that offers faith education and personal guidance to men and women of all walks of life.

Opus Dei was founded by Saint Josemaria Escrivá, a Spanish priest in 1928. As an institution of the Catholic Church, it has the structure of a personal prelature, serving local dioceses in over 60 countries around the world.

The unique message of Opus Dei is that ordinary men and women can aspire to holiness by finding a new attitude to their work and day to day activities. Rather than seen as part of ''the daily grind", these activities can be undertaken with the motivation to love God and serve those around them.

This attitude requires a personal effort to make time for prayer and for sacraments provided by the Catholic Church and to grow in human virtues. Opus Dei supports individuals who are striving for these aims. Activities such as classes, prayer evenings, retreats and personal spiritual guidance make up the ongoing input that Opus Dei offers.

Opus Dei commenced activities in Australia in Sydney in 1963. In the region of Australia and New Zealand, Opus Dei is entrusted with the pastoral care of educational activities in Sydney, Melbourne, Hobart, Auckland and Hamilton (New Zealand).

Further information about Opus Dei and its founder can be found at:

For an overview of Opus Dei worldwide

For information about Opus Dei's founder, 
Saint Josemaria Escrivá

For writings of Opus Dei's founder, 
Saint Josemaria Escrivá