ODAN – Foundations

Opus Dei-Affiliated Foundations

Below are two tables. The first table lists Opus Dei-affiliated foundations in the United States. Many are strategically located near prestigious schools including MIT, Northeastern, Boston University, University of Notre Dame, UCLA, Colombia, Harvard, Boston College, Princeton, Marquette, University of Illinois, Brown University, Georgetown University, Rice University, UC Berkelely, Stanford University, University of San Francisco, St. Louis University, American University, and more. To access the financial information for the U.S. foundations, click on the foundation, which is linked to Guidestar, then click on the IRS 990 forms. The assets listed are primarily from the 2001 IRS 990 forms, but a few are from 2000 or 2002.

The second table lists sites affiliated with Opus Dei outside the United States. No financial information is available about these sites.

Note that neither of the tables is comprehensive. To the best of our knowledge, this information is accurate. If you have any corrections or additions, please contact us at odan@odan.org.

In order to better understand this list of Opus Dei-affiliated foundations, please read Escriva’s Empire in the United States by Sharon Clasen.

Revised 5/3/06

United States | CA | FL | IL | IN | MA | MO | NJ | NY | OH | PA | RI | TX | Wash DC (incl VA and MD) | WI |

Other Countries | Argentina | Australia | Brazil | Canada | Chile | Columbia | England | Germany | Hong Kong | Ireland | Italy | Kenya | Mexico | Netherlands | Peru | Phillippines | Portugal | Scotland | Spain | Sweden | Switzerland | Venezuela |

US Location (by state) Opus Dei-Affiliated Foundations (financial info) Description and Related Websites


California Association for Educational

2596 Chestnut St.
San Francisco, CA 94123

600 21st Ave, San Francisco CA 94121 listed as address on 990 form.
Operates a number of Opus Dei residences for women from which spiritual programs and educational classes are carried out, including Charwick Study Center and Chestnut Center.




Berkland Foundation, Inc.
2710 College Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705

Opus Dei residence for men near the University of California, Berkeley.




Charwick Study Center
448 El Camino Real
Atherton CA 94027
650- 327-2349
(See Association for Educational

Opus Dei residence for women.





Chestnut Center
2580 Chestnut Street
San Francisco, CA 94123
(415) 922-1262
(See Association for Educational

Located in the prestigious neighborhood of Presidio Heights, this Opus Dei center for women operates the Pacific Coast Leadership Program and offers many religious and educational programs. www.chestnutcenter.org
retreat schedule




Menlough Study Center, Inc.
1160 Santa Cruz Ave.
Menlo Park, CA 94025

Opus Dei center for men. Provides doctrinal and religious education for young professional men, graduate students, undergrads, families and children. $1,348,401


Opus Dei Information Office
San Francisco, CA 94102




Peninsula Foundation
765 14th Ave
San Francisco, CA 94118
Guidestar lists Program/Activities as
Doctrinal & Religious Educational.
According to 990 form, residence serves as a training facility for those who direct the apostolic activities of Opus Dei in California for men.



Tilden Study Center, Inc.
655 Levering Avenue
Westwood, CA 96137
Opus Dei residence for men near UCLA. Offers spiritual retreats, workshops, seminars, youth programs, tutoring and youth leadership classes. $2,484,772



Trumbull Manor, Inc.
765 14th Ave
San Francisco, CA 94118

Operates Trumbull Manor Conference Center, 50 Rica Vista, Novato, California, which offers retreats, workshops, classes and seminars in collaboration with Opus Dei.
retreat schedule: http://www.charwick.org/classes.htm




Westfield Residence
500 Kelton Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90024

Two-story house for college women located within 5 minutes walking distance of UCLA and near other Los Angeles colleges and universities www.westfieldresidence.org.
Also sponsor of the Pacific Coast Leadership Program.






Westwood Study Center, Inc.
108 Kipling Drive
Mill Valley, CA 94941
Opus Dei center for men. Provides doctrinal and religious education, after-school study sessions, tutoring, sports camps, ski trips, etc. $542,935
Florida Kingsland Foundation, Inc.
4409 Frances Dr
Delray Beach, FL 33445
Guidestar lists Program/Activities as
Human Service Organizations.
According to 990 form, they provide religious and educational services for college and professional men.



Mulholland Foundation
1100 Beach Rd., Unit 3K
Vero Beach, FL 32963
Books in care of 150 Wereimus Ln, Hillsdale, NJ 07642 201-664-2148
Donates to various charities including the Catholic Information Center on the Internet.



Palmtrail, Inc.
344 Palm Trl
Delray Beach, FL 33483
Opus Dei center for women provides educational formation of groups and individuals in connection with Opus Dei.




Roseaire, Inc.
344 Palm Trl
Delray Beach, FL 33483

Guidestar lists Program/Activities
as Educational and charitable.
According to 990 form, purpose is to provide, maintain and direct a conference and study center. Activities held at Roseaire are spiritual retreats, workshops and seminars for Christian men and women.


Illinois Alliance for Character in Education
1480 Renaissance Dr Ste 203
Park Ridge, IL 60068
www.character-edu.org operates the Willows Academy and the Northridge Preparatory School, independent schools, grades 6 to 12. $11,316,771



Association for Educational Development
5800 N Keating Ave
Chicago, IL 60646
773-283-5800, ext. 229
According to 990 form, responsible for the establishment and care of facilities to carry out activities such as philosophy and theology courses, care of chapels, youth camps and clubs, sports activities and classes in ascetical and ethical formation of men.




Castlewood Foundation  
5800 N Keating Ave
Chicago, IL 60646
According to 990 form from 2000, support of activities for men conducted by the Roman Catholic Prelature of Opus Dei: Holy Mass, spiritual guidance, retreats, theology classes, direction of apostolic activites, distribution of religious literature. Also gave grant to Rosemoor.




Corporation for Social and Educational Development
4001 W Devon Ave, Ste 500
Chicago, IL 60646

Mission: Promote intellectual development
Programs: Various program service activities for teenage girls and women include spiritual retreats; study classes; grammar school clubs; day camps; leadership programs for high school, college and professional women and housing of students.




Euclid Foundation, Inc.
829 S Euclid Ave
Oak Park, IL 60304

Guidestar lists Program/Activities as
Higher Education Institutions
Opus Dei center for men.




Kingswood Academy  
PO Box 476
Hinsdale, IL 60522
Grammar School located at 1501 N. Frontage Road, Darien, Illinois 60561. Pre-K through Grade 8.





Lexington Center, Inc.
4001 W Devon Ave., Ste. 500
Chicago, IL 60646
Provides training and work experience for women in cleaning and maintenance and care of centers of the Prelature of Opus Dei. Also responsible for seminars, classes and activities for spiritual enrichment. $1,245



Lexington College, Inc.
310 S Peoria St, Ste 512
Chicago, IL 60607
www.lexingtoncollege.edu The only women’s hospitality institution in the U.S. for the economically challenged. $263,288



Lincoln Green Foundation, Inc.
715 W Michigan Ave
Urbana, IL 61801
Opus Dei center for men near the University of Illinois. Provides religious and educational formation in conjunction with Opus Dei.




Midtown Cultural Center, Inc.
1825 N Wood St
Chicago, IL 60622
773-292-5450, ext. 237
Gives grants to Lexington Center, Inc. in support of Opus Dei activities and provides cultural and religious classes, retreats, youth programs for men.




Midtown Educational Foundation
718 S Loomis Ave
Chicago, IL 60607

The Midtown Educational Foundation sponsors the Midtown Center for boys and the Metro Achievement Center for girls, developmental programs for Chicago-area children. See “A compromise bailed out Dance Marathon 2003 and its initial beneficiary,” by Matt Donnelly, The Daily Northwestern, February 26, 2003.




Midwest Theological Forum, Inc.
712 S Loomis
Chicago, IL 60607
The Midwest Theological Forum publishes and distributes religious books and sponsors spiritual and pastoral conferences, theological workshops and retreats for members of the Roman Catholic clergy.




Northridge Preparatory School, Inc.
8320 W. Ballard Rd.
Niles, IL 60714
(Operated by the Alliance for Character in Education )
www.northridgeprep.org, college-preparatory school for boys, grades 6-12.


  Northview University Center
7225 N Greenview Ave

residential center for numerary men

tutoring program




Saint Mary of the Angels Church
1850 N Hermitage Avenue
Chicago, IL 60622, Phone
www.smachicago.org parish run by Opus Dei





The Willows Academy
1012 Thacker Street
Des Plaines, IL 60016
(Operated by the Alliance for Character in Education)
prep school for girls grades 6-12.




Shellbourne, Inc.
359 W 200 N
Valparaiso, IN 46385
773-283-5800, x224

runs the Shellbourne Conference Center, gave grant to Rosemoor, offers spiritual retreats, spiritual direction, doctrine classes, youth programs, etc. $6,766,244


Southold Center for Education, Inc.
400 Plaza Bldg 210 S Michigan St
South Bend, IN 46601
not required to fill out a 990 form because their income is less than $25,000.




Windmoor University Center
1121 North Notre Dame Avenue
South Bend, IN 46617

student residence for men near the campus of the University of Notre Dame.



Massachusetts Arnold Hall, Inc.
One Randall Street
N. Pembroke, MA 02358
Arnold Hall Conference Center photos from architect.
Retreat schedule
Last IRS 990 form from 1998; now run by the Trimount Foundation.



Bayridge Residence and Cultural Center, Inc.
395 Commonwealth Ave
Boston, MA 02215

Guidestar lists Mission as Formation of women as leaders.
Student residence for college women located in Boston’s Back Bay www.bayridge-ctr.org.




Brimfield Study Center, Inc.
80 Lombard St
Newton, MA 02158

Guidestar lists Program/Activities as Spiritual formation of women.
Center of Studies for numerary women — two-year program in theology, philosophy, and spirit of Opus Dei.



Cedar Wood Foundation, Inc.
65 Bradlee Rd
Milton, MA 02186

Guidestar lists Program/Activities as Cultural, educational, religious.
Opus Dei center for women. Provides religious and educational formation.





Chestnut Hill Foundation, Inc.
481 Hammond St
Chestnut Hill, MA 02167

Opus Dei center for men very close to the Boston College campus. Provides spiritual formation to men.




Elmbrook University Center, Inc.
25 Follen St
Cambridge, MA 02138

Opus Dei men’s center near Harvard University. Building owned by Trimount Foundation. Provides spiritual formation to men. $9,694



Montrose Foundation, Inc.
45 East Central Street
Natick, MA 01760
foundation for the Montrose School for girls www.montroseschool.org $2,207,293



Trimount Foundation, Inc.
481 Hammond St
Chestnut Hill, MA 02167
Supports Arnold Hall Conference Center, Pembroke, MA and Bayridge Residence; owns Elmbrook Univ. Center.



Lindell Study Center
700 W Essex Ave
Saint Louis, MO 63122

Opus Dei men’s center near St. Louis University.





Wespine Study Center
100 East Essex Ave.
Kirkwood, MO 63122
Opus Dei men’s center. Offers character development, spiritual retreats, youth activities in conjunction with Opus Dei. $42,847
New Jersey

Association for Cultural Interchange, Inc.
20 Nassau St., Suite 232
Princeton, NJ 08542

Guidestar lists Mission as support of educational programs. $62,621,176



Catholic Information Center on Internet, Inc.
150 B Werimus Ln
Hillsdale, NJ 07642
www.catholic.net makes available information of the Roman Catholic faith. Received funding from Mulholland Foundation. $62,468



The Clover Foundation
20 Nassau St Ste 232
Princeton, NJ 08542
Makes charitable contributions to various institutions. See IRS 990 form.
Listed at the same address is the Clover Foundation Fund for the Humanities, which funds scholarship on the “Great Books” of Western civilization.
  Higher Education Initiatives Foundation Inc
20 Nassau St.
Princeton, NJ 08542

Guidestar lists Program/Activities as
Scholarships, Student Financial Aid, Awards.

(source: Clover Foundation 990 form)




Mercer House
34 Mercer Street
Princeton, NJ 08540
(see The Nassau Foundation, Inc. )

Opus Dei center for men near Princeton University.

See photo of the house.





The Nassau Foundation, Inc.
34 Mercer St.
Princeton, NJ 08540
Guidestar lists Program/Activities as private independent foundations. Provides educational and religious formation to students. $798,245



Scepter Publishers
20 Nassau St.
Princeton, NJ 08542
Publishes and distributes spiritual books and pamphlets on character formation, faith and education in religion and family life.




Southmont Foundation, Inc.
170 Montrose Ave.
S. Orange, NJ 07079
Opus Dei center for men. Conducts programs of doctrinal and religious formation. $9,939
  Witherspoon Institute
20 Nassau St, Suite 242
Princeton, NJ 08542
The Witherspoon Institute is named for John Witherspoon, a leading member of the Continental Congress, a signer of the Declaration of Independence, the sixth President of Princeton University and a mentor to James Madison. It sponsors research and teaching by means of a fellowship program. It organizes conferences, lectures, and colloquia. $550,000
New York Alderton House, Inc.
117 E 70th St
New York, NY 10021
Opus Dei center for numerary women. Offers religious and educational classes for adults and teenagers.




Carl Schmitt Foundation, Inc.  
99 Overlook Cir
New Rochelle, NY 10804

Guidestar lists Mission as educational and Programs as Maintains museum for preservation and display of artwork and art library.




Crawford Foundation, Inc.  
99 Overlook Cir
New Rochelle, NY 10804
Provides facilities, staff and financial support for offices of the regional vicar in the United States of the Prelature of the Holy Cross and Opus Dei. Also provides religious formation for men. $26,488



Heights Foundation, Inc.
524 North Ave., Ste 203
New Rochelle, NY 10801
According to 990 form, provides facilities to 13 foundations at less than fair rental value for the purpose of aiding the exempt function of these organizations. $3,851,308
  Homeland Foundation, Inc.
505 Park Ave., 20th floor
New York, NY 10022
Note: Some members of the board are members of Opus Dei and some grants are given to Opus Dei-affiliated foundations. Though this foundation may not be run by Opus Dei, it may be influenced by them. $85,616,134
  Irving Home Arts, Inc.
P.O. Box 1172
Murray Hill Station, NY 10156
According to 990 form, responsible for the care and maintenance of Opus Dei centers in the New York area.



Murray Hill Institute, Inc.
243 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10016
(646) 742-2845
Guidestar lists Program/Activities as Women’s Rights. No 990 form available. Their website says “Murray Hill Institute is devoted to the study of the distinct contribution that women make to society, especially through professional work. By means of conferences and publications, the Institute explores an eminently positive feminism.”


  Murray Hill Place Inc.
243 Lexington Ave
New York, NY 10016
(See National Center Foundation)
Opus Dei North American Headquarters
Residence of Regional Vicar for the United States.



National Center Foundation
524 North Ave 200
New Rochelle, NY 10801

Foundation name for the Opus Dei North American Headquarters also known as Murray Hill Place located at 243 Lexington Avenue at East 34th Street, New York, NY 10016 212-683-6258




Pontifical Atheneum of the
Holy Cross Foundation

524 North Ave Ste 203
New Rochelle, NY 10801

Provides support for training and education of seminarians from underdeveloped countries at the Pontifical University of Holy Cross in Rome, Italy.



Riverside Study Center, Inc.
330 Riverside Dr
New York, NY 10025
Opus Dei residence for men near Columbia University. Provides facilities for religious and formational activities such as Holy Mass, days of recollection and retreats by priests of Opus Dei. $389,426



Rockside Foundation
524 North Ave. Suite 203
New Rochelle, NY 10801

Guidestar lists Program/Activities as Private Grantmaking Foundations. Provides support to Woodlawn Foundation. $32,379,335



Romana Bulletin, Inc.
524 North Ave., Ste 203
New Rochelle, NY 10801
Publishes bulletin regarding activities and apostolate of Opus Dei.




Rosemoor Foundation
P.O. Box 1541 Murray Hill Station
New York, NY 10156
Gives grants to Opus Dei-affiliated foundations, including Woodlawn.




The Sauganash Foundation
524 North Ave. 203
New Rochelle, NY 10801
Guidestar lists Program/Activities as Private Independent Foundation. Provides support to Woodlawn Foundation.




South Bronx Educational
Foundation, Inc.

843 Crotona Park N.
Bronx, NY 10460
718- 861-1495

The South Bronx Educational Foundation operates full-time summer Service Projects and school year tutoring programs for disadvantaged youth in So. Bronx:
Rosedale Center for girls
Crotona Center for boys




Vancourt, Inc.
80 Lyncroft Rd
New Rochelle, NY 10804
Opus Dei residence for women. Provides religious and spiritual formation.




Woodlawn Foundation
524 North Ave. Suite 203
New Rochelle, NY 10801
Guidestar lists Program/Activities as Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution. Gives grants to over 40 Opus Dei-affiliated foundations, including Rosemoor.




Youth Service International, Inc.
330 Riverside Dr
New York, NY 10025

www.ysi.org Organizes international service projects in order to “introduce young people who volunteer for these projects to the practice of community service.”



The Mary Foundation
939 Center Rd.
Eastlake, OH 44095

Alternate address: 19524 Center Ridge Rd. Suite 4, Rocky River, OH 44116-3617
The Mary Foundation registers two websites: www.CatholiCity.com and www.frmccloskey.com
Pennsylvania Warwick Foundation, Inc.
(formerly Neville Foundation)
5090 Warwick Ter
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
The organization provides facilities for regularly scheduled religious activities for men. $802,047
Rhode Island

Mathewson Foundation, Inc.
224 Bowen Street
Providence, RI 02906

Opus Dei Residence for men, located across the street from Brown University’s Pembroke Dorm. Provides religious and educational instruction to university students. $510,161
Texas Chaucer Drive Study Center, Inc.
5505 Chaucer Dr
Houston, TX 77005
Opus Dei center for men near Rice University. www.chaucercenter.org
Sponsor of Veritas Forum at Rice University.
Supports educational and religious programs of formation conducted by Opus Dei.


Featherock Conference Center, Inc.
934 Holub Rd
Schulenburg, TX 78956
Owns and operates a conference and retreat center for spiritual activities. $1,228,429



Holy Cross Chapel and Catholic Information Center, Roman Catholic Diocese of Galveston/Houston
905 Main
Houston, TX 77002
The Director of the Holy Cross Chapel is a priest of Opus Dei.





Montevista Foundation, Inc.
345 E Summit Ave
San Antonio, TX 78212
Opus Dei center for men. Supports religious activities of Opus Dei. $418,220



Southgate Foundation, Inc.
1959 University Blvd
Houston, TX 77030
Opus Dei center for women. Provides religious and educational services. $1,100,119



Southmore Foundation, Inc.
5505 Chaucer Dr
Houston, TX 77005
Provides religious and educational services, retreats, spiritual counseling, etc. $584,270



Wingren Foundation, Inc.
3610 Wingren Rd
Irving, TX 75062
According to the IRS 990 form, the foundation operates a residential center for men in support of religious and educational formation programs conducted by Opus Dei. $306,404
Washington DC area (includes Virginia and Maryland) Allview Foundation, Inc.
6404 Allview Dr
Columbia, MD 21046
Teach and foster ethical character development and family values. Provides retreats at the Tidewater Inn, provides seminars, workshops, study circles. $12,282
  Catholic Information Center
(part of Archdiocese of Wash DC)
1501 K Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005
Director: Rev. William H. Stetson J.C.D.
Chapel to the Blessed Josemaria Escriva on the premises and bookstore.
Website: www.cicdc.org



Heights Foundation Heights, Inc.
10400 Seven Locks Rd
Potomac, MD 20854
The Heights School, Inc. is a college preparatory school for boys — middle and high school. $8,005,927



Longlea Conference Center
5525 Security Circle
Boston, VA 22713

Revised 5/3/06

“Catholic Group Opus Dei purchases Boston-area estate for use as spiritual center,” by Mary Price, Culpepper News, February 12, 2001. “Longlea, an 844-acre estate in Boston, Virginia (80 miles from Washington DC), was sold to Opus Dei, a secretive Roman Catholic organization, for $7.4 million. According to Jack Luther, facilities director at what is to be renamed the Longlea Conference Center, an anonymous donor located the property for Opus Dei and supplied the entire purchase price. According to the Rev. William Stetson, a priest with Opus Dei in Washington, D.C., the property will be used as “a center for spiritual conferences and retreats.”





Oakcrest School
850 Balls Hill Road
McLean, Virginia 22101
Oakcrest is a college preparatory school (grades 7-12) for girls




Stonecrest Home Arts, Inc.
4201 43rd St NW
Washington, DC 20016
Responsible for the care and maintenance of Opus Dei centers in the Washington area. $47,688



Tenley Study Center
4300 Garrison St., NW
Washington, DC 20016
Opus Dei residence for men near American University. Tenley Study Center provides character development for young men between the ages of 15 and 25. $381,100



Tysons (Reston) Study Center, Inc.
1801 Reston Pkwy Ste 203
Reston, VA 20190
Opus Dei center for men. IRS 990 form states they provide classes of Roman Catholic doctrine and spiritual counselling by priests of Opus Dei. $1,156,940



Van Ness Study Center, Inc.
5115 Van Ness St. NW
Washington DC 20016

Opus Dei center for women close to American University. Provides religious and educational classes for women. $25,596



Wyoming House
2301 Wyoming Ave NW
Washington DC 20008

Opus Dei center for men near Georgetown University. Provides facilities for religious and formational activities. $8,095,710
Wisconsin Layton Study Center, Inc.
12900 W North Ave
Brookfield, WI 53005

Opus Dei center for men. Gives grants to Rosemoor. Provides cultural and religious classes, retreats, youth programs, etc. $857,144


Opus Dei, Inc.  
13000 North Ave
Brookfield, WI 53005
This organization is not required to file an annual return with the IRS because it is a church. $0
  Petawa Residence
and Cultural Center, Inc.

1331 N. Astor
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Student residence near Marquette University for college women. Provides activities and programs to help undergraduate and graduate women develop socially and academically. Petawa also runs a Service Project. $94,846



Summit Educational Association, Inc.
P.O. Box 13151
Wauwatosa, WI 53213-0151

Also listed under:
1442 North Farwell Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53202
(414) 765-9909

Website: http://www.summitea.org/

Summit Educational Association is a nonprofit corporation located in the heart of the Hispanic community working with urban Milwaukee families to help their children develop both academically and in character through mentoring, tutoring, and recreational activities. Summit provides one-on-one tutoring for first through eighth grade boys and girls during the school year as well as supplemental summer programs.



Location (by country) Opus Dei-Affiliated Works Description

Casilla de Correo nº49 – Mariano Acosta s/nº y Ruta Nac. 8 (1629) Pilar
Buenos Aires Argentina.
Tel.: +54.2322.48.1000

This Business School is part of the Universidad Austral and has ties with Harvard Business School in Boston; IAE in Buenos Aires; IESE in Barcelona and IPADE in Mexico DF.

  Universidad Austral
Avda. Juan de Garay 125 – (C1063ABB) Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires Argentina
Tel: (54 11) 5921 8000
University with offering specialties in Law, Engineering, Information Science, Biomedical Sciences, Business and Health.
Australia Creston College
36 High Street
Randwick, NSW, 2031
Phone: (61 2) 9398-5693
Fax: (61 2) 9398-9964.
Email: enquiries@crestoncollege.org
This college provides accommodation for 25 female students of all nationalities and denominations in a supportive family environment.
  Dartbrooke Study Centre
26 Archer Street
Chatswood 2067
tel (61) 2-9411-2836
Opus Dei study centre for men.
  Eremeran Club
14 Lorne Avenue
Killara, NSW 2071
tel (61) 2-9498-5013
This is a girls club run by the women’s branch of Opus Dei.
  Eremeran Hills Study Centre
33 Glenhaven Road
Glenhaven. NSW 2156
Tel: (02) 9894 2873

This is an Opus Dei women’s residence as well as a girls club.

  Kenthurst Study Centre
231 Pitt Town Road
Kenthurst, NSW 2156
tel (61) 2-9654-9677
This is a conference center in Australia used for spiritual retreats.
  Kenvale College
38 High Street
Randwick NSW 2031 Australia.
Tel Within Australia: (02) 9314 6213
Tel Outside Australia: 612 9314 6213
Kenvale College is a private, non profit organisation committed to meeting the needs of the Australian Tourism and Hospitality Industry. Kenvale College entrusts pastoral care activities to Opus Dei, a personal Prelature of the Catholic Church. Kenvale College is a project of Foundation For Education and Training Limited (FFET), a non-profit company limited by guarantee.
  Mountview Study Centre
31 Alexander Street
Sandy Bay, Tasmania 7005
tel (61) 3-6223-8933
  Nairana Study Centre
Cnr of Ramsay Road & Weemala Road
Pennant Hills. NSW 2120

This is an Opus Dei men’s residence as well as a boys club.
  Orchard Hills Preparatory School
140 Bringelly Road
Orchard Hills 2748
Tel: (02) 4736 5977
Orchard Hills Preparatory School for Boys (Kindergarten – Year 3)
  The PARED Foundation
839 Old Northern Road, Dural. NSW, 2158 Australia
Tel (02) 9651 1177
Umbrella organization for the following Opus Dei-affiliated schools in Australia: Tangara School for Girls, Redfield College for Boys, Tangara Infants for Boys & Girls, Retaval Infants Wahroonga for Boys & Girls, Retaval Infants Burwood for Boys & Girls, Orchard Hills Preparatory School for Boys. The website says “This system of education was developed in Europe in the 1950s when parents were encouraged by Blessed Josemaría Escrivá, Founder of Opus Dei, to exercise greater responsibility in the education of their children. There are now more than a hundred such schools, the fruit of personal initiative, in operation on the five continents.”
  Redfield College
855 Old Northern Road
Dural NSW 2158
Tel 61-2-9651-4066
Redfield College for Boys (Year 2 to Year 12)
  Retaval Preparatory School
Burwood 72 Liverpool Road
Burwood, 2134
Tel: (02) 9651 1177
Retaval Infants Burwood for Boys & Girls (Reception to Year 1)
  Retaval Preparatory School
Wahroonga.100 Fox Valley Road
Wahroonga. 2076
Phone: (02) 9487 1298
  Southmore Study Centre
27 Red Chapel Avenue
Sandy Bay, Tasmania 7005
tel (61) 3-6225-4178
  Tangara Infants
89 Franklin Road
Cherrybrook, NSW, 2126
Tel: (02) 9680 4844
Tangara Infants for Boys & Girls (Kindergarten – Year 1)
  Tangara School for Girls
89-97 Franklin Road
Cherrybrook, NSW, 2126
Phone: (02) 9680 4844
Tangara Infants for Boys & Girls (Kindergarten – Year 1)
  Warrane College
Corner of Anzac Pde and Barker St
Kensington NSW. PO Box 123.
Phone: 02 9662 6199. Fax: 02 9662 2992 Email: warranec@unsw.edu.au
Warrane College is a residence for men at the University of New South Wales. It is located at the south-west corner of the UNSW campus.
  Westburne Study Centre
15 Vernon Street, Strathfield NSW 2135
tel (61) 2-9746-6360
Opus Dei study centre for men.

Centro de Extensão Universitária
R. Maestro Cardim, 370
B. Vista (Metrô S.Joaquim)
01323-000 São Paulo SP
Tel. (11) 251-5377

University with schools of law, journalism, education, medicine. Also has special seminars on culture and faith.


Sociedade de Publicações Culturais
Rua Iperoig, 604 – Perdizes – CEP 05016-000 – São Paulo – SP
C.G.C.: 50.866.276/0001-25 – Ins.Est.: 110.727.465-113
Fone: (55 – 011) 3873-2270
E-mail: info@quadrante.com.br
A publisher of books related to
Opus Dei. According to a former member, every member in Brazil has a goal of selling subscriptions of a collection called “Circulo de Leitura” every year.
  Colégio Catamarã
Unidade I – Itaim
Rua Professor João Brito, 94
Telefax: (11) 3845-0866
CEP 04535-080
São Paulo, SP

Unidade II – Ibirapuera
Rua Manoel da Nóbrega, 1440
Tel.: (11) 3887-0794
CEP 04001-004
São Paulo, SP
E-mail: catamara@uol.com.br

School for children between 2 to 14 years. Is is supported by the institution
called Fomento.
  Centro Educacional e Assistencial da Pedreira
Rua José Vieira Martins, 270
São Paulo SP
04466-000, Tel: (11)5611-7121
E-mail: cep.osuc@zaz.com.br.
It is a school located in a poor area of São Paulo, only for boys.
  Casa Do Moinho
Av. José Giorgi, 935 Cotia
SP 06707-100
(11) 4702-2084

Offers classes in hotel and restaurant administration for youths 17-23. The photos on the website are all of women in uniforms doing laundry, cooking, arranging flowers, answering the telephone, etc. The spiritual formation is entrusted to Opus Dei.

  Central Social Morro Velho
Rua Pinto Serva, 67 Jardim Taboão
São Paulo, SP, Brasil
(11) 3743-1145

Cursos profissionalizantes de Secretariado, Auxiliar de Escritório, Telemarketing, Informática, Recepção, Governança, Restaurante e Cozinha
  ISE – Instituto Superior da Empresa
R. Maestro Cardim 370 3o. andar 01323 000 São Paulo SP Brasil
Tel. 5511 3284-8577
Post-graduate business school with international alliances with IESE, IAE, IPADE, IDE, PAD, and the Universidade de Piura, Peru.
Rua Santa Ernestina, 138 – Paraíso –
São Paulo SP Brasil.
Fone: 11 3284-6286
Offers classes in hotel and restaurant administration, including cooking, administration, answering the telephone, etc. Again the photos are all of women in uniforms dusting the walls, cooking, answering the telephone, etc.
Canada — click here to see a new website listing even more Canadian foundations.

Ernescliff College
156 St. George Street
Toronto, Ontario M5S 2G1

Student residence near the University of Toronto for college men.

  Headford Cultural Group
3614 Avenue Du Musee
Montreal, QC H3G2C9

Opus Dei-affiliated foundation in Canada. Click to see the Canada Customs and Revenue Agency T3010 charitable information form.

  Westbrook Education Fund
30633 Downes Road
Mount Lehman, BC V4X1Y6

Opus Dei-affiliated foundation in Canada. Click to see the Canada Customs and Revenue Agency T3010 charitable information form.



University of the Andes
San Carlos de Apoquindo 2200
Las Condes, Santiago, Chile.
Teléfono 2141258

University offering careers in Administración de Servicios, Law, Nursing, Philosophy, Civil Engineering, Commercial Engineering, Medicine, Dentistry, Teaching, Journalism and Psychology.
Claims Josemaria Escriva was the inspiration for this university.

  La Residencia Alborada
Pedro de Valdivia 1150
Santiago, Chile
204 5962 ó 204 7534.
Student residence for men.
  Residencia Araucaria
Av. Ricardo Lyon #1168
Santiago, Chile
Student residence for women.

Universidad de La Sabana
Campus Universitario del Puente del Común
Km. 21 Autopista Norte de Bogotá, D.C.
861 5555 / 861 6666
Chía, Cundinamarca, Colombia.

This university offers careers in business, journalism, law, education, nursing, engineering, medicine and psychology.


Ashwell House
Shepherdess Walk
London, N1 7NA
Tel. 020-7490-5021
e-mail ashwell@dircon.co.uk

University hall of residence for women. Owned by the Dawliffe Hall Educational Foundation.

Dawliffe Hall
2 Chelsea Embankment, SW2
Tel: 0207 3521545
E-mail: info@tamezinclub.org.uk



Residence for numerary women and home of Tamezin Club.
  Dawliffe Hall Educational Foundation
12 Gunnersbury Avenue
London, W5 3NJ
Tel: 020 8992 4025

Also known as Bay Tree Centre.
The Dawliffe Hall Educational Foundation received a charitable contribution from State Street in 2002.

  Greygarth Hall
Lower Park Road, Victoria Park, Manchester M14 5RS. U.K.
Tel: 0161-224 2582
Warden: Dr R P Winstanley
Residence for 20 men.

Kelston Club and Study Centre
159 Nightingale Lane
London SW12 8NQ
Tel: 020 8673 2242

According to their website, “there’s a good study environment and programme of constructive activities for schoolboys from 10 to 18, with young adults under 25 taking a leadership role.”
  Netherhall Educational Association
18a Netherhall Gardens
London NW3 5TH
T: +44-20-7794 9996

Umbrella organization for Netherhall House; Kelston, Grandpont House; West Park; Dunreath; Wickenden Manor; Thomas More Institute; Gap Year and Reach Out.

Link to the Extract from the Central Register of Charities maintained by the Charity Commission for England and Wales.

  Netherhall House 
Nutley Terrace
London.NW3 5SA
Telephone +44 (0)20 7435 8888. E-mail director@nh.netherhall.org.uk.
Underground: Finchley Road
Netherhall House is an intercollegiate hall of residence for men, situated in a pleasant part of Hampstead.

Oliver House
Oliver House, 7 Nightingale Lane, London, SW4
Tel: 020 8672 3456

Elementary school for boys in SW London.

The sister school for girls is called Oakwood, located in Purley. Both schools are run by the Pact Educational Trust.

See article about the schools.

  Tamezin Club
1 Chelsea Embankment
Tamezin Club works with girls and young women between the ages of 9 and 25.

Cologne, Germany

Internationales Studentinnenwohnheim Müngersdorf, International Hall of Residence for Women Students

Hong Kong Kam Him Center
7 Shiu Fai Terrace
United Mansions
Hong Kong
Phone 2572 7331
article about the center
Ireland Castleville Study Centre
Golf Links Road
Castletroy, Limerick IRELAND

Castleville is a student residence for men near the University of Limerick.


  Cleraun Study Centre
90 Foster Avenue
Mount Merrion
Co. Dublin
Tel: 2881734 

Cleraun Study Centre provides accommodation for young men attending universities in Dublin such as Trinity College, University College Dublin or The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland.
  Ely University Centre
10 Hume Street
Dublin 2
Tel 6767420 Fax 6761137 Email elyuc@eircom.net
Ely University Centre provides accommodation for young men attending universities in Dublin such as Trinity College, University College Dublin or The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland.
  Glenard University Residence
Roebuck Road
Dublin 14
Tel: 2983902
Email: glenard@indigo.ie

Ely University Centre provides accommodation for young women attending universities in Dublin such as Trinity College, University College Dublin or The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland.
  Gort Ard University Residency,
Rockbarton North, Salthill, Galway
Tel 091-523846

A male centre and study residence. Most students are at the National University of Ireland, Galway. Listed on the Galway Diocese webpage.
  Lismullin Conference Centre
County Meath
Tel. 046-9025139
Chaplain: Rev Gavan Jennings
A retreat house and conference center, often hosting retreats for university students.
  Lismullin Institute
44 Westland Row, Dublin 2 Ireland
Tel. 6760731
Fax 6760603
Umbrella organization for the Lismullin Conference Centre, Lismullin Hospitality Services Centre, Lismullin House
Tel. 046-9025139, and Lismullin Mews
Tel. 046-9026907
  Overdale Study Centre
Ennis Road
Tel: 061-326219

Women’s student residence near the University of Limerick.
  Rockbrook Park School
Rathfarnham, Dublin 16, Ireland
Telephone (01) 493 3204
Email rockbrook@eircom.net
Private school in South Dublin for boys and young men.
  Ros Geal University Residence
19 University Road
Tel: 091-524524

Women’s student residence near the National University of Ireland, Galway.
  Vicar for Ireland:
V Rev Robert Bucciarelli
Cunningham Road
County Dublin
Tel. 01-2859877

Found on the Diocese of Meath webpage.

Curia of the Prelature and Prelatic Church of Our Lady of Peace
Viale Bruno Buozzi 75
Rome, ITALY 00197

Map of building location
Residence of Most Reverend Javier Echevarria, J.D., J.C.D., Prelate of the Prelature of the Holy Cross and Opus Dei; the Vicar General Rev. Msgr. Fernando Ocariz, Ph.D., S.T.D. and Rev. Thomas Bohlin.


ELIS Centre
Rome Italy

Student Residence for men. There is also an ELIS Club for boys over 14.

La Fondazione Rui (Rui Foundation)
Via Mascheroni, 19
20145 Milano, Italy
Tel. (02) 4801.0813
Viale Ventuno Aprile, 36
00162 Roma, Italy
Tel. (06) 8632.1281

This is an umbrella organization for 14 Opus Dei-affiliated residence halls and 11 cultural centers in Bologna, Cagliari, Catania, Como, Firenze, Genova, Milano, Palermo, Perugia, Roma, Sassari, Torino, Trieste and Verona. Click on “Addresses” at the top of the page for a complete list.

Pontifical University of the Holy Cross
Piazza di Sant’Apollinare 49 – I
00186 Roma, ITALY
Tel: 06681641

This university has schools of Theology, Philosophy, Canon Law and Institutional Social Communications.


Strathmore College
P.O. Box 59857
00200 NAIROBI City Square
Telephone: (254-2) 606155

This college has schools for Information Technology, Accountancy,
Administration and Management. Students must take a compulsory Professional Ethics course and an optional Theology course. There is a category on the website called Strathmore College and Opus Dei.


Colegio Chapultepec
Centros Educativos Chapultepec, A.C.
Ponce de León 115 Ote. Col. Chapultepec
C.P. 80040 Culiacán, Sinaloa, México
Tel: 7 12 10 38 y 1 15 22 21

School for girls from preschool to high school.
  Instituto Chapultepec
Ramón Ponce de León 135 ote.
Col. Chapultepec C.P. 80040
Culiacán, Sinaloa, México
Tel: (01667) 713.35.82, 716.43.15, 716.43.69
School for boys from elementary school to high school.
  Instituto Panamericano de Alta Dirección de Empresa (IPADE)
Floresta 20, Col. Clavería, Delegación Azcapotzalco
México, D.F. 02080
Tels. (52) 5354 1800
Business School, also part of the Universidad Panamerica.
  Universidad Bonaterra
Departamento de Relaciones Publicas
Josemaria Escriva de Balaguer No. 101
Fracca. Rusticos Calpulli
Aguascalientes, Ags., C.P. 20290
TEL (449) 910-62-09

One of the universities of the Universidad Panamerica.
  Universidad Panamerica Hub university for campuses throughout Mexico — Aguascalientes
Ciudad de México
Centro de Innovación Aplicada


Club de Borcht
Van Breestraat 37-39
1071 ZG Amsterdam

This is one of the many clubs for children. Club de Borcht is for girls from 6 years and up.


  Scholierenklub Lariks
Corellistraat 20
1077 HD Amsterdam
Tel. 020-6798130
Scholierenklub Lariks is the club for boys. On www.josko.nl it is said that websites of other clubs are coming up.
  ISLA Languages
Postbus 90446
1006 BK Amsterdam
020 676 1437

ISLA is a language school.



Stichting De Boog
Keizersgracht 218-B
1016 DZ Amsterdam
(0578) 61 51 49

Opus Dei’s own publisher in Holland, offering many books on Josemaria Escriva and Opus Dei.

  Stichting Europrof
Tilburgseweg 54
5066 BV Moergestel
013 513 22 65

This is a catering establishment (click on Zonnewende.)

  Stichting Instudo
Roemer Visscherstraat 46
1054 EZ Amsterdam
Umbrella organization for the Opus Dei-affiliated Student residences in the Netherlands: Studentenhuis Aenstal, Amsterdam (female); Studentenhuis Leidenhoven, Amsterdam (male); Studentenhuis Lepelenburg, Utrecht (male); and Centrum den Eker, Maastricht (male).

In addition to these student dormitories, there is one for girls in the city of Utrecht (Hogeland) and in the city of Maastricht (Koperwieck). There is also a dormitory in the city of Hengelo.

Keizersgracht 218B
1016 DZ Amsterdam
This organisation offers facilities for conferences and the like.

University of Piura
Av. Ramón Mugica 131. Urb. San Eduardo. Piura. Perú
Tlf. (51) 74 – 307777

Offers undergraduate programs in economics, arts and sciences, communications, law, education, engineering, information technology and foreign languages, as well as graduate programs in business and education.

  Instituto Rural Valle Grande
Panamericana Sur
Km. 144, San Vicente
de Cañete, Lima, Perú
Apartado Postal 70
(511) 581-2261
(511) 581-2469

A corporate work of the Prelature of Opus Dei, this institute contributes to the professional and human development of farmers in the area.

Dagatan Family Farm School
Lipa City

This school offers a 3-Year Special Secondary Agricultural and Technical Course and a
2-Year Diploma in Entrepreneurship (Agribusiness).
  Parents for Education
Foundation, Inc. (PAREF)

Units 108/109
Cedar Mansion II
J.M. Escrivá Drive
San Antonio Village
Pasig City
Tel. Nos. 631-4292; 631-1695
PAREF schools include
Woodrose, Southridge, Rosemont, Ridgefield, Rosehill, Rosefield, Southcrest,
Westbridge, Northfield, Springdale, Yu Ming

Paref-Northfield School
#107 Sct. Gandia Street
Quezon City
Tel 929-5615, 928-5956, 416-1642

High school for boys.
  Paref-Ridgefield School
Hillsborough Subdivision
Bo. Cupang
Muntinlupa City 1771
Tel 807-7722
Coeducational school for boys and girls, ages 3 to 5 years old.
  Paref-Rosehill School
Sta. Monica Estate
Mission Hills Subdivision
Antipolo City
Tel 650-6412, 650-6382
School for children from preschool through high school.

Paref-Rosefield School
102 Sct. Fuentebella St.
Barangay Sacred Heart
Quezon City
Tel. 921-1975

Preparatory School committed towards the solid human and spiritual formation of children ages 3 to 5 years old; Sister School PAREF Southridge and PAREF Woodrose in Alabang and PAREF Northfield in Quezon City

Paref-Rosemont School
Champaca St. corner Rosal St.
Ayala Alabang Village
Muntinlupa City
Tel 850-8904

Classes offered are Nursery 3-4 years old, Junior Kinder 4-5 years old, Senor Kinder 5-6 years old.
  Paref-Southcrest School
Sanjercasvil Road
Jereza Compound
Cebu City 6000
Tel 233-3791, 232-8048, 231-3989
School for children from Pre-Nursery to Grade 5.
  Paref-Southridge School
Hillsborough Subdivision
West Service Road
Muntinlupa City 1771
Tel 842-0506, 850-0674
School for boys grades 1-12.
  Paref-Springdale School
J. Solon St.
Cebu City
Tel 032-232-2220, 032-232-2234, 032-233-3158
PAREF Springdale School offers Grade 1 to First Year High School for boys.
  Paref-Westbridge School
Magsaysay Village
La Paz
Iloilo City
Tel 320-7442, 508-6891
High School for boys.
  Paref-Woodrose School
Acacia Avenue Extension
Ayala Alabang Village
Muntinlupa City
Tel 850-6380
School for girls grades 1-12.

Paref-Yu Ming School
No. 15 Ideal Street
Mandaluyong City

Opus Dei preschool.


  Sinagtala Publishers, Inc.
6/F GMA Lou-Bel Plaza
Chino Roces Avenue
San Antonio Village, Makati City 0712.
(632) 897-1161; (632) 897-1162

Publisher of Opus Dei-related books.


  University of Asia and the Pacific
Pearl Drive
Ortigas Center
Pasig City 1605

This university offers courses and degrees in economics, arts and sciences, education, management, communications, politics, nursing, and information technology.

Portugal Colégio Universitário Montes Claros
Centro Universitario de Lisboa. Rua Vera Lagoa, 5. 1600-029 Lisboa. Tel: (21) 722 10 00. Fax: (21) 722 10 07
E-mail: montesclaros@mail.telepac.pt
Offers cultural and formational activities.
Scotland Dunreath Centre
231 Nithsdale Road
G41 5HA
tel : + (0) 141 427 3236
Dunreath University Centre runs activities for undergraduate and postgraduate students.
Dunreath Study Centre is open for schoolboys aged 15 to 18.
Dunreath Boys Cub is for boys aged 10 to 14.
Spain Altaviana
C/ Cronista Almela y Vives, 5
46010 – Valencia (España)
Tel.: 96 360 44 00
Secondary school for hotel and tourism in Valencia, Spain.
  Colegio Mayor Albayzín 
Campus Universitario de Fuentenueva, 18002 GRANADA
Tel. 958.272962
Student residence for men (Colegio Mayor masculino) near University of Granada. For an extensive list of Opus Dei-affilated colegio mayores in Spain, please go to www.canalsocial.com/educacion/cmayores.
  IESE Business School
Barcelona: Avenida Pearson 21, 08034 Barcelona SPAIN
(34) 93-253-4200
Madrid: Camino del Cerro del Águila 3
28023 Madrid SPAIN
(34) 91-357-0809
Graduate school of management of the University of Navarra, based in Pamplona, SPAIN.
Top U.S. partner schools include the Harvard Business School, Stanford and The University of Michigan Business School.
  Masnou Tecnologia S.L.
Avda de Europa 34, Edificio B
28023 Madrid ( Spain )
Tel. +34.91.799.45.00
Operates the www.canalsocial.com/educacion website with links to many Opus Dei-affiliated residences, schools, universities, clubs and business schools around the world.
  Santuario de Torreciudad
22391 Torreciudad. Huesca.
Tel: 974304025

The imposing religious santuary at Torreciudad was constructed with funds from Opus Dei members to honor Escriva, who believed he was cured of a serious childhood illness through the intercession of the Virgin of Torreciudad.



The Studium Foundation
Vitruvio, 3
28006 Madrid
The Studium Foundation’s purpose is to promote “the publication and dissemination on a not-for-profit basis of literary works that contribute to the Christian and human education of persons, as well as to promote or participate in cultural activities that have the same character.



University of Navarra
31080 Pamplona
Navarra, Spain

Josemaria Escriva is the founder of the University of Navarra. It’s courses and offerings are quite extensive.

Ateneum, Valhallavägen 68, 114 27
Stockholm, tel. 08-411 43 44,

for young females
  Klubb Bierkan
Tyrgatan 2, 114 27
Stockholm, tel. 08-20 42 50

Youth organization for boys.

Lärkstadens Studiecentrum, Tyrgatan 2, 114 27
Stockholm, tel. 08-20 42 50

center for young men

Mälarföreningen, Friggagatan 10, 114 27 Stockholm tel
and fax 08 – 20 82 75

Unofficial organization

  Norrholm-Akademin, Valhallavägen 120,
144 41 Stockholm,
tel. 08-667 44 33

Female organization
  Utbildningscentrum Trädlärkan Friggagatan 10, 114 27 Stockholm, tel. 08-21 68 85 Female catering students
Switzerland Studentenhaus Allenmoos
Berninastrasse 85
CH – 8057 Zürich
Tel. 01 / 312 00 96
Fax 01 / 312 00 64
e-mail: allenmoos@arbor.ch.
Residence for university men in Zurich. During the summer, the residence organises an intensive German course for high school students from Switzerland and abroad.
Venezuela AYSE (Asesoramientos y Servicios Educativos A.C.)

Hay una lista de Centros de Enseñanza en Venezuela.


Colegio Los Arcos
Urb. Las Esmeraldas
Calle Los Arcos,
Telefono: 945.3344

School for grades 1 – 12.
  Colegio Los Campitos
urb. los campitos
ruta c, apartado 80458
Caracas – Venezuela
Teléfonos: (212) 977.16.95 /17.68
School for girls from preschool through high school.

Centro de Orientación Familiar (COFAM)
Av. 26 con calle 70 No. 70-18 Sector Sta. María, Quinta COFAM
Maracaibo, VENEZUELA

This is a center for family values.