A guide for discerning a vocation to the diocesan priesthood
Dimensions: 15.5cm by 23cm
Number of Pages: 358
For anyone considering the priesthood or involved in the training of seminarians.
From explaining what the call of Christ means for priests, to the joy and nerves of ordination day, this book looks at many different aspects of priestly formation.
Drawn from the author’s own experience as both priest and vocations director, it deals with important points including:
- What is a vocation?
- What are the signs that someone may make a good candidate?
- The importance of a Spiritual Director
- The place of the Virgin Mary in the life of a seminarian
With prayers, an appendix of questions and suggested further reading, it stands as one of the most comprehensive, yet readable books on this vitally important area for the life and future of the Church.
About the author
Fr. Brett A. Brannen served as vice-rector of Mount St Mary’s Seminary in Maryland and as vocations director of the Diocese of Savannah Georgia (USA).
Endorsements for To Save a Thousand Souls
“Father Brannen’s book is a significant and important aid to those who feel called to the priesthood. It is practical, informative and thought-provoking.”
Archbishop Antonio Mennini, Apostolic Nuncio to Great Britain.
“Are you considering a vocation to the diocesan priesthood? Are you in priestly formation for a diocese? Are you a diocesan vocations director? If the answer to any of these questions is ‘Yes’, then this book will be of immense help to you.”
Archbishop Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster
“Vocation Directors will find in this book everything they need to put before a young man considering priesthood.”
Fr Stephen Langridge, Chairman of the Diocesan Vocation Directors of England and Wales.