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does the citrine cross of opus dei have a meaning?

ya know….the cross inside circle lapel pin worn by members. does it have significance or just an iconic symbol like national flag lapel pins worn by politicians.

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  1. For Opus Dei–Latin for the Work of God–the ceremony represents the Vatican’s highest seal of approval for an international organization that critics regard as a secretive, almost Masonic sect within the Catholic Church.
    Opus Dei, formally known as The Prelature of the Holy Cross and Opus Dei, is an international organization which is part of the Roman Catholic Church. “Opus Dei” is Latin for “The Work of God”, and the organization is sometimes known simply as “the Work”.
    Opus Dei emphasizes the Catholic belief that “everyone is called to become a saint” and that “ordinary life is a path to sanctity”. Hence, only a small minority of its approximately 85,000 members are priests. Most members, known as “Supernumeraries”, lead traditional family lives and have secular careers. The other three classes of members, “Numeraries”, “Associates”, and “Numerary-assistants”, are celibate, and often live in special centers.

  2. At the risk of dispelling a myth, Opus Dei do NOT wear any kind of lapel pin or other insignia. Try findong one online. they simply don’t exist. There’s no such thing. No pins, no stickers on cars, no secret handshake or hi-sign. Sorry! Dan Brown made this part up, and it’s pure myth. If you know someone WITH sch a pin, they got it online, as there is no “official” or “authorized” item of this kind in existence.

    • you contradicted your statement: look for one online / they [whoever they are] got one online..
      Really?
      There IS a cult of Opus Dei [aka ‘The Elite’] Soldiers of fortune in the name of the church… Amazing what you can find when you look in all the right places…
      How you address my post is entirely your choice of subjective philosophic meandering, and do have a nice day…
      and learn to spell!

  3. As Karl rightly said, we do not wear any visible signs of membership. There is no such thing as an Opus Dei badge or pin unless you design one yourself. We are not members like Freemasons or Knights of Columba or Knights of St. John to show off prestigious membership, that is not at all what OD is about.
    As for Dan Brown’s demonizing, what an idiot, he got everything about OD totally wrong. There are no secrets, you can come & go as we like, we are not celibate. For the first 6 years membership is renewed each year.
    Humilis ac devotus in Christo servus
    Iacobus

  4. As Karl rightly said, we do not wear any visible signs of membership. There is no such thing as an Opus Dei badge or pin unless you design one yourself. We are not members like Freemasons or Knights of Columba or Knights of St. John to show off prestigious membership, that is not at all what OD is about.
    As for Dan Brown’s demonizing, he got everything about OD totally wrong. There are no secrets, you can come & go as we like, we are not celibate. For the first 6 years membership is renewed each year.
    Humilis ac devotus in Christo servus
    Iacobus

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