Where to find a teacher?
If you need a spiritual mentor or a person who can help you and prompt the right decision at a difficult time, then his choice should be approached very responsibly, since your life may depend on his word. The article will try to figure out how and where to find a teacher.
Looking for a spiritual teacher
The spiritual mentor is a priest who can lead you through life and support not only in word but in deed. He should not only pay attention to you, but also be extremely strict with you, only in this case can he become a real confessor to you.
Usually spiritual leaders are chosen from the clergy of the local church. But you should not take the first priest for a teacher, you need to look at him, talk. Perhaps this is not your man. Sometimes it may take several years to find a suitable candidate. Only after a while will you be able to understand if this is your spiritual guide. Talk to one priest, the other, the third, and you can choose the right candidate.After you choose your confessor, you need to talk with him about this topic: say that you want to become his spiritual daughter or son, and ask him to lead you.
The most important thing in this situation is not to hurry. In order not to make a mistake, it is necessary to think about each step, since the future life will depend on it.
In addition, if you are in the midst of believers, you can talk to your acquaintances and friends, perhaps they will be able to tell you a suitable candidate (maybe someone of them also has a spiritual teacher). Although it is possible that this priest will not suit you, but in any case, you will be able to take a closer look at him.
The teacher in the seminary
Also, each theological seminary has evening schools or weekend schools in which children receive not only spiritual education, but also knowledge of the general education program. In such schools, they can teach as subject teachers from ordinary universities, as well as graduates of Theological schools and seminaries.