Mirrabooka and Opus Dei
The Prelature of Opus Dei is a Catholic institution founded by Saint Josemaria Escriva in 1928. Its mission is to spread the message that work and circumstances of everyday life are occasions for growing closer to God, for serving others, and for improving society.
The activities of Opus Dei in Australia started in 1963 shortly after the Archbishop of Sydney, His Eminence Cardinal Sir Norman Gilroy KBE, invited the founder of Opus Dei to establish a residential college on the campus of The University of New South Wales. Some members of Opus Dei together with other people interested in the vision of the future college became the founding directors of Education Development Association (EDA). Since then EDA established various projects including Mirrabooka.
EDA has entrusted the spiritual and doctrinal orientation of Mirrabooka’s activities to the Opus Dei Prelature.