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Opus Dei: The Movie

March 2, 2007

Great news!

H/T: Orthfully Catholic

With perhaps Antonio Banderas and Robert De Niro in the leading roles, Opus Dei is serving as a theological consultant for a film that features the life of St. Josemaría Escrivá, founder of Opus Dei. Opus Dei is not funding the film but instead serving as a consultant for a film that has been on the works for years, but it was not until the “Da Vinci Code Affair” that the members of Opus Dei agreed to it in order to convey the true spirit of the movement.

Giuseppe Corigliano, head of Opus Dei’s information office in Italy, said: “They had been asking us for at least six or seven years to act as consultants for a film on St Josemaria.

“At the beginning, we had doubts because we didn’t think it was possible to convey his extraordinary personality, his sense of humour and deep faith. We agreed after The Da Vinci Code affair.”

Opus Dei, which says it has 85,000 members in 60 countries, is a theologically conservative movement that seeks to integrate religion into daily life. (Read more)

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