Cooperators of Opus Dei: A lighted Lamp

The Information Office of Opus Dei has published a brief brochure that explains what a cooperator is and how he or she can help and be helped by becoming a cooperator. The brochure also includes many testimonies from people all around the world.

The Cooperators of Opus Dei form an association linked to the Prelature and, without belonging to Opus Dei, they participate in its apostolates in many different ways. They help with their prayer, their sacrifices, their professional work, and their financial efforts.

The seal of the association of cooperators of Opus Dei reflects its mission: a cross and a lighted lamp, similar to those found in the Christian catacombs. In the introductory text of the brochure, the Prelate of Opus Dei says:

“In one of the Gospel parables, a lighted lamp symbolizes the light of faith expressed in good works (Mt 25:1-13).

“The world will always need men and women who bring the light of Christ to others, sowing peace and joy through deeds of charity. I ask our Lord that each of the cooperators may bring to today’s society a spirit of concord and service shown in deeds.

“Thanks be to God, many educational and social endeavors have arisen all over the world with the help of members of Opus Dei, cooperators and many other people of good will. In the years ahead, other initiatives will have to be planned and made a reality with the aim of serving specific local needs, for the cultural and spiritual benefit of society.

“In praying each day for the cooperators, as do all the members of Opus Dei, I ask God to reward their generous help, and to lead them to an ever deeper knowledge of the consoling Truth of Christ.”

Romana, n. 54, January-June 2012, p. 127-128.

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