Hello everyone, I just ran across this site and very much interested about Opus Dei. Years ago, I have an opus dei friends and even visiting women’s center. Didn’t have much memories why did I stop visiting there, perhaps I felt I was pressured.
Anyway, it’s not the issue. The issue was I was pursued by a numerary opus dei member ( didn’t know then about his situation). To make the story short, we fell in love and were dating. Until I recognized something weird, he didn’t have much time for me, if we meet, it would be only for 1-3 hours , the maximum. I was so sad and frustrated I confronted him about this. Until he told me that he is a numerary member ( I didn’t understand what does it mean) and he explained it. I was so dumbfounded and felt betrayed because I fell so deeply in love with him. And then I asked him to choose. That’s the saddest part because he chose to stay in Opus Dei, and the irony is that I found out he is a director of men’s Opus Dei. Until now, I couldn’t understand why did he pursue me in the first place since he knew his situation? Why did he promised me that we will have our future together, he basically promised me the world:disappointed_relieved:.Can he just leave the organisation easily if he want to continue living in the outside world? What will be his consequences if he do so?
Your insights are very much appreciated.