As I have documented here before, I am in the pre-aspirancy phase of the diaconate. Sometime this fall or winter, I hope to begin the process of entering into discussion with the church on seeing if I would be a fit to be a permanent deacon.
Anyhow, this past June, I meet with the director of the program (a Deacon himself) and he suggested that I get a spiritual director now. He said that I should not use my own pastor as it might be a conflict for him. Something about my pastor needs to tend to my pastoral needs and that may not fit well with the spiritual director role.
Anyhow, I found a priest who said that he would talk with me about this. He was questioning why I need a spiritual director now since I am not an aspirant just yet, but he did agree to meet with me in a few days.
So my question is this. What is a spiritual director? What should I expect? What might he ask of me? What should I expect from him? What should I do to be fully open to this process?
Thank you all for your help…God bless,