Opus Dei Founder Honored with a Web Page

ROME, NOV. 4, 2001 (Zenit.org).- Opus Dei has launched a Web site on the eve of the centenary of the birth of its founder, Blessed Josemaría Escrivá de Balaguer.

The multilingual page at http://www.escriva2002.org gives information on the life and work of Blessed Escrivá, as well as on the congress planned for the Jan. 9 centenary.

The congress, which be held here from Jan. 8-11 at the University of the Holy Cross, will focus on the topic: “The Grandeur of the Ordinary Life.” Some 1,400 people from all social classes are expected to attend.

The Institute of Industrial Technology, an institution for social promotion in Nigeria, sponsored by Opus Dei members, will begin its activities in Lagos on that occasion.

The press office of Opus Dei, a personal prelature, also announced an upgrading of the official page at http://www.opusdei.org.