From September, I will be working at a retreat centre for a year with young people as part of a team. I have heard from the current team that they receive spiritual direction. I am not sure whether this is compulsory or optional.
My problem is, I am unsure what the process is for finding a spiritual director. Do they have to be ordained or part of a religious order or can lay people also be spiritual directors? Can you ask someone you know or do they have to be someone unknown to you?
Also, can anyone give me any information about the spiritual direction process?