[quote="auderyja, post:1, topic:257000"]
I understand that each person is encouraged to have a spiritual director while discerning a vocation (ie. priesthood, religious life, married life, single life etc). But the need for a spiritual director is especially essential for those discerning on their vocation to religious life.
However, who are spiritual directors? Do they have to be priests or religious brothers/sisters? Can lay Catholics be spiritual directors, as well, to those discerning their vocation?
I would say that the advice given by the last poster is good advice.
As I have posted many times in the short time that I have been a member here on Catholic Answers Forum I would recommend in getting a priest. However who ever one gets for the spiritual director my only counsel is that their spiritual director lives and believes ALL of the Teachings of the Catholic Church.
This is not to say that the Holy Spirit does not work through anyone else besides a priest, He does. However only the priest can stand In Persona Christi.