I'm a high school senior and am seriously considering a vocation to the priesthood (as a Salesian priest). I keep on hearing from different sites about spiritual directors..so I hope you don't mind if I have a couple of questions about that.
What is a spiritual director?
If I'm discerning the priesthood does my spiritual director have to be a priest or could it be a nun?
The only priests I'm close to is a retired auxilarary bishop who does mass at school once a week and I could only talk to him for about 5-10 min before the school bell rings. And the other is the curremt auxilarary bishop who was my parish priest when I was younger, my communication with him is letters and I can call him he once told me. Therefore this only leaves a nun at my school who I talk to sometimes. She told me once that she thinks I have a genuine vocation (though I struggle with it sometimes, but I haven't told her this).
And how do I ask a person to be my spiritual director?
Thanks and God bless.
Mary Help of Christians, pray for us!