Canonical Path of Opus Dei

A. de Fuenmayor, V. Gomez-Iglesias, J.Illanes

Since 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, St. Josemaria Escriva sought to create a framework which harmonized its spirit with the legal norms of the Church.

The authors show how this was carried out from its early years in Madrid, to approvals in various dioceses and by the Holy See, culminating in the creation of Opus Dei as a personal Prelature.