Vocation Resources


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

Fr. Brett Brannen

Discerning the Will of God

Fr. Timothy Gallagher

A Living Sacrifice

Fr. Benedict Croel, O.P. and Fr. Andrew Hofer, O.P.

Discernment Do’s and Dont’s

Fr. George Elliott

Is Jesus Calling You To Be A Catholic Priest? A Helpful Guide

Fr. Thomas Richter, published by the NCDVD

Discerning Religious Life

Mother Clare Matthiass, CFR


Presbyterorum Ordinis (Order of Priests), 1965

Sacerdotii Nostri Primordia (From the Beginning of Our Priesthood) 1959

Pastores Dabo Vobis (I will Give You Shepherds), 1992

Program of Priestly Formation (5th Edition), U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, 2005


Priests for the Third Millennium

Archbishop Timothy Dolan

The Priest is Not His Own

Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen, 2004

Those Mysterious Priests

Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen, 2005

A Priest’s Life: The Calling, The Cost, The Joy

The Word Among Us Press

The Joy of Priesthood

Msgr. Steve Rosetti

Reclaiming our Priestly Character

Fr. David Toups

Maurice and Therese: The Story of a Love

Saint Therese of Lisieux

The Grace of Ars

Fr. Frederick Miller

Treasure in Clay

Archbishop Fulton Sheen

The Grunt Padre

Fr. Daniel Mode

A Shepherd in Combat Boots: Chaplain Emil Kapaun of the 1st Cavalry Division

William L. Maher

Holy Man: Father Damien of Molokai

Gavan Daws

The Shadow of His Wings: The True Story of Fr. Gereon Goldmann, OFM

Gereon Karl Goldmann

Autobiography of a Hunted Priest

John Gerard


The Courage to be Chaste

Fr. Benedict Groeschel

When God Asks for an Undivided Heart

Fr. Andrew Apostoli

Sacerdotalis Caelibatus (Priestly Celibacy)

Pope Paul VI, 1967


Fr. Raniero Cantalamessa

“…And You are Christ’s” The Charism of Virginity and the Celibate Life

Thomas Dubay, S.M.