If you’re considering the Catholic priesthood, these are two of the best resources available to help discern your vocation.

To Save a Thousand Souls: A Guide for Discerning a Vocation to Diocesan Priesthood

In what has been hailed as “a groundbreaking work” Fr. Brett Brannen compiles all the wisdom of a master Vocation Director into one volume. Using powerful and entertaining stories, the book explains in down-to-earth language how to discern a vocation to diocesan priesthood. The book has received universal praise from bishops and vocation directors. Thousands of men—including hundreds of seminarians—have found the book an invaluable aid in discerning their vocations.

About the author

Fr. Brett Brannen is a priest of the Diocese of Savannah, where he served for 10 years as Vocation Director. He also served as the vice-rector of Mount St. Mary’s Seminary for five years. He is a widely sought-after speaker for retreats and missions.

Is Jesus Christ Calling You to be a Catholic Priest?

This inspired booklet contains ten spiritual “lessons” for men to pray about their vocations. It helps men to encounter Christ, overcome fear, find peace, and ultimately, to entrust their lives entirely to God. Over 100,000 booklets are in print.

About the author

Msgr. Thomas Richter is the former Vocation Director of the Diocese of Bismarck, and also served as president of the National Conference of Diocesan Vocation Directors. He is the author of other vocation booklets such as the inspired Lend Your Own Voice to Christ, a guide to help encourage priests to invite men to consider the priesthood.