The Canonical Path of Opus Dei: The History and Defense of a Charism

by José Luis Illanes

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History of the legal steps of Opus Dei. 

This book tells the complete history of how the Prelature of Opus Dei developed within the legal structure of the Catholic Church. What makes this history compelling is that the unique characteristics of Opus Dei's spirit did not fit into any existing framework in Church law when Opus Dei was founded in 1928 by Msgr. Josemaria Escriva, who was beatified by Pope John Paul II in 1992, nearly 17 years after his death.

Msgr. Escriva sought to create a framework which harmonized the spirit of Opus Dei with the legal norms of the Church. The authors show how that quest was carried out over 54 years, from its earliest years in Madrid, approvals in various dioceses and by the Holy See, and culminating in the creation of Opus Dei as a personal prelature.

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SKU/ISBN 9780933932708
Product Number 32708
Size 6.5 x 9.5
Pages 655