KUALA LUMPUR – With the permission of Archbishop Julian Leow, the Cathedral of St John, Kuala Lumpur has been assigned to the Opus Dei community for their activities and gatherings with effect from 1 July 2017.
Opus Dei is an institution of the Catholic Church that teaches that everyone is called to holiness and that ordinary life is a path to sanctity.
Opus Dei is Latin for Work of God; hence the organisation is often referred to by members and supporters as the Work.
Founded in Spain in 1928 by St Josemaría Escrivá, Opus Dei was given final approval in 1950 by Pope Pius XII. In 1982, by the apostolic constitution Ut sit, St John Paul II made it a personal prelature — that is, the jurisdiction of its own bishop covers the persons in Opus Dei wherever they are, rather than geographical dioceses.
In St John’s Cathedral, the recollection is held every first Saturday of the month. For the women, it starts at 9:30 am and ends with Mass at 12:00 noon. The recollection for men begins at 2:00 pm and ends at 4:00 pm. These recollections are open to non-members who are interested in attending.
Related to this, Sabah has one Opus Dei priest, Rev Michael Chan Kok Vui, who hails from Tawau. Based in Singapore, he comes monthly to give formation to some Opus Dei cooperators at the Sacred Heart Cathedral Kota Kinabalu since 2013.
For more information: please go to the official website of Opus Dei opusdei.org. – herald malaysia online / adkk soccom