I have felt a calling to the chivalric orders of the Church for sometime now. I’m just not sure if it proper to request admission to one.
I was a member of our military for 23 years, both active duty and National Guard. I look back on my military career with a certain amount of pride for what I accomplished and the things I did. When I retired, I joined the Knights of Columbus, and have enjoyed it immensely. I rose through the ranks to become the Grand Knight of my council. I don’t say this to brag, but just to show you where my heart lies, in service to God and country. That feeling is still with me. But I have always felt the call to the Knights of the Holy Sepulchre, but from what I understand, one must be invited to join by another member or be recommended. I only know of one person that could do this for me, my spiritual director. Now I haven’t approached him with my thoughts on this, simply because I’m not sure if it’s proper to do so. I don’t want to appear prideful and I don’t want my director to feel pressured.
So, would it be proper to request admission into this order from my spiritual director?
Thanks in advance!