Lismullin & Opus Dei

Opus Dei is entrusted with the spiritual and doctrinal activities conducted at Lismullin Conference Centre. Opus Dei is a Catholic institution that offers faith education and personal guidance to men and women of all walks of life.

The message of Opus Dei

The unique message of Opus Dei is that ordinary men and women can aspire to holiness by finding a new attitude to their work and day to day activities. Rather than seen as part of ‘the daily grind’, these activities can be undertaken with the motivation to love God and serve those around them.

This attitude requires a personal effort to make time for prayer and for sacraments provided by the Catholic Church and to grow in human virtues. Opus Dei supports individuals who are striving for these aims. Activities such as classes, prayer evenings, retreats and personal spiritual guidance make up the ongoing input that Opus Dei offers.


Opus Dei was founded by Saint Josemaria Escrivá, a Spanish priest in 1928. As an institution of the Catholic Church, it has the structure of a personal prelature, serving local dioceses in over 60 countries around the world.

Opus Dei commenced activities in Ireland in 1947. In the region of Ireland, Opus Dei is entrusted with the pastoral care of educational activities in several cities.

Useful links

Further information about Opus Dei and its founder can be found at: