New Opus Dei program ‘Youth’ hopes to answer young people’s questions — By: Catholic News Agency

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ACI Prensa Staff, Feb 22, 2024 / 06:00 am (CNA).

Young people around the world can now find answers to the most common questions about Catholic doctrine in the “Youth” program, a new initiative from Opus Dei.

“The project consists of material for young people, from video testimonies on social initiatives and podcasts with prayer material to infographics explaining Catholic doctrine, case studies on friendship and family life, and articles exploring the writings and teachings of St. Josemaría,” the prelature explained on its website.

Through a live broadcast on YouTube, representatives of various Opus Dei information offices in different parts of the world delved into the meaning of “Youth” and the impact they hope it will have on young Catholics.

“We try to work on content that answers the needs, questions, and dreams that young people have. Trying to explain in accessible language what Opus Dei is,” said Almudena about the information office in Spain.

She also noted that the program is inspired by the charism of “The Work” — a common way Opus Dei refers to its mission — and how young people have always been an integral part of its mission in the Church and in the world.

Opus Dei’s “Youth” program is inspired by the charisma of “the Work” and how youth has always been an integral part of the mission of the personal prelature in the Church and in the world. Credit: Opus Dei

St. Josemaría Escrivá was just 26 years old when he founded Opus Dei. The presenters pointed out that at that time and “by the will of God, something big began with a handful of young people. God counts on young people today to do great things.”

The “Youth” initiative is the result of the combined efforts of people from many countries around the world, including the United States, Colombia, Canada, Venezuela, Argentina, Chile, and Spain.

Although the program is designed to help bring young people closer to the specific charism of the prelature, in the live broadcast members of the various information offices noted that the program can be useful “for anyone who is looking into the faith.”

The kickoff event included testimonies from some members of the content production team and young people who are part of the project and who shared their testimonies in videos.

The project was initially launched in English and Spanish. You can find “Youth” material on Instagram, Spotify, and YouTube.

This story was first published by ACI Prensa, CNA’s Spanish-language news partner. It has been translated and adapted by CNA.

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