Culture Pop: Opus
Dont anyone ever again say that the Romans cant enjoy some of the saving benefits of The Protestant Work Ethic.
DID ANYONE HEAR Terry Gross' interview about Opus Dei on NPR last night? Amazingly informative time. The Vatican spokesmen were gracious, articulate, so helpful. John Allen's new book, Opus Dei, sounds intriguing- and right in time for Dan Brown's prostitution of Da Vinci. Terry was as nasally perplexed and suspicious as ever (why on earth entitle the thing "Inside the Sect"...? smaller claims, Terry, please) but we do love her anyway. Get the interview here.
Opus Dei is a community of clergy and laity who are committed to the sanctification of work and the glorification of God in every sphere of life. I now love them.
From the Founder, St. Josemaría-
"Do everything for Love. Thus there will be no little things: everything will be big. Perseverance in little things for Love is heroism." The Way, 813
"Our ordinary contact with God takes place where your fellow men, your yearnings, your work and your affections are. There you have your daily encounter with Christ. It is in the midst of the most material things of the earth that we must sanctify ourselves, serving God and all mankind." Conversations, 113