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Does Opus Dei have female members?

Does Opus Dei have female members?

Women form 57% of the membership of the Opus Dei prelature. The role of women in Opus Dei has sometimes been a source of criticism for the organization.

How many Opus Dei members are there in the world?

Opus Dei was founded in Spain in 1928; today, it has 84,000 members in 80 countries.

What is a numerary in Opus Dei?

Numeraries are celibate members who usually live in special centers run by Opus Dei. Both men and women may become numeraries, although the centers are gender-segregated, with very only minimal contact between male and female numeraries.

What is an Opus Dei supernumerary?

According to the Statutes of Opus Dei, the distinction derives from the degree to which they make themselves available for the official activities of the Prelature and for giving formation according to the spirit of Opus Dei. Supernumeraries, the largest type, currently account for about 70% of the total membership.

Who are Opus Dei members?

For the most part, Opus Dei members belong to the low and middle class in terms of income, social status and education. Among its members are barbers, bricklayers, mechanics, and fruit sellers.

Who are the members of the supernumeraries?

Among its members are barbers, bricklayers, mechanics, and fruit sellers. Most supernumeraries are living ordinary middle-class lives. Ruth Kelly, The Former British Transport Secretary, Labour Party (traditionally center-left) in the United Kingdom.

Does the CIA have any reports on Opus Dei?

Always willing to look for conspiracy theories, I looked up the CIA and any reports they have on Opus Dei. The CIA who are usually a bit on the cautious or paranoid side have no record of infiltration into any government. Opus Dei is cited as a pressure group in Chile, which does not allow abortion under any circumstances.