Recently, I’ve been discerning my vocation in life because many people say I should be a priest. I’m not sure I should be a priest; if I entered the seminary now it would be out of a sense of obligation, not desire.
I’ve been reading about Opus Dei and I feel a desire to become an associate or a supernumerary. I really like the idea that I can sanctify myself in my work, and that I can be a contemplative in the world. The spirituality appeals to me, and I like the fact that Opus Dei is 100% orthodox and faithful to the Magisterium.
I want to live according to the teachings of the Church; I want to live my Faith fully. I think Opus Dei can help me do that. But I’m also a traditionalist Catholic; I attend the Extraordinary Form and I’m involved in organisations, which promote the traditional liturgy and spiritually of the Roman Rite.
Would my traditionalist tendencies be incompatible with Opus Dei?
Also, would I be able to become an Associate and then a supernumerary if I get married? I’d love to get married but if I can’t find a spouse I will accept celibacy; however, it wouldn’t be my first choice. For this reason, I wouldn’t become a Numerary.
Any advice from Opus Dei members would be greatly appreciated.