I have been discerning vocation to Opus Dei for quite some time now (about 7 months) and I sense that God is calling me to join. I have been married for 10 years and I would like to become a supernumerary.
I have been attending Evenings of Recollection and circles and mentioned my plans to my spiritual director on two occasions but he didn’t recommend me any actions. Recently, after confession one of the OD fathers asked me whether I was planning to join and I eagerly confirmed. The father said he would mention this to my director but then nothing happened.
My perception (right or wrong) is that my spiritual director is somehow cautious about my admission. On my part, I see it as a vocation to a marriage; you don’t want to date somebody forever, you want it to become a more serious and, in a way, ‘sacramental’ relationship.
At present, I don’t really know what I stand on. Should I class myself as a cooperator? I haven’t been officially invited to become a cooperator, is this a condition? Is becoming a cooperator a necessary step on the way to a full membership or not? Should I keep asking my director about it (as The Scripture says: ‘keep knocking’) or should I just wait patiently?