How does one go about finding a spiritual director? I’ve asked my diocese’ Faith Formation office, and they recommended that I speak to my pastor. I don’t feel comfortable doing that. He has my church and a missionary church that he is the pastor of, so I know he’s very busy, and I don’t know that I’d be comfortable opening up to him anyway, because I see him at least twice a week at Mass. I’d like to have someone who is more mature in the faith to work with on all my shortcomings, but I just don’t know how to find someone.
On a related note, how do you find a regular Confessor? By that I don’t mean just someone you use regularly for the sacrament of Reconciliation, but also someone with whom you can discuss all the nitty-gritty details of your sins and figure out where it’s all coming from. My pastor is great for Reconciliation, but again, he’s busy, and the line for the Confessional is always at least 10 people long, so I know he doesn’t have time for a 30-minute conversation regarding my sin.
With the shortage of priests, would any priest really have time for that?