Recommended Reading for Discerners

“Don’t neglect your spiritual reading. Reading has made many saints.”
St. Josemaría Escrivá (The Way, no. 116)

Books on Discernment

TO SAVE A THOUSAND SOULS

"Any man who is thinking about the Priesthood must read this book." -Father DeLacy, Vocation Director
Fr. Brett Brannen
(ISBN 978-0615345512)
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True North: A Roadmap for Discernment

Joel Stepanek
(ISBN 978-0-9962385-9-5)

Is Jesus Calling You to Be a Catholic Priest?
A Helpful Guide

Fr. Thomas Richter
(through NCDVD)

Paths of Love: The Discernment of Vocation According to the Teaching of Aquinas, Ignatius, and Pope John Paul II

Joseph Bolin
(ISBN 978-1438228464)

Pray, Decide, and Don’t Worry: Five Steps to Discerning God’s Will

Bobby & Jackie Angel
with Fr. Mike Schmitz
(ISBN 978-1945179785)

Finding God’s Will for You

St. Francis de Sales
(ISBN 978-0918477835)

Books on Priesthood

Short Catechism on the Priesthood

St. John Vianney
(ISBN 978-0895553232)

Christ: The Ideal of the Priest

Bl. Columba Marmion
(ISBN 978-1-58617-014-7)

The Priest Is Not His Own

Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen
(ISBN 978-1586170448)

Priests for the Third Millennium

Timothy Cardinal Dolan
(ISBN 0-87973-319-5)

Priestly Spirituality

Hans Urs von Balthasar
(ISBN 978-1-58617-693-8)

Priests in Love with God and Eager to Witness to the Gospel

Archbishop Alfred Hughes
(ISBN 978-1-62164-478-1)

Books on Spiritual Life

Into Your Hands. Father: Abandoning Ourselves to the God Who Loves Us

Fr. Wilfred Stinissen
(ISBN 978-1586174774)

Genuine Friendship

Philip D. Halfacre
(ISBN 978-1-890177-78-2)

Friends of God

St. Josemaría Escrivá
(ISBN 978-0933932838)

Introduction to the Devout Life

St. Francis de Sales
(ISBN 978-1621640561)

The Presence of God

Fr. Anselm Moynihan
(through New Hope Publications)

Interior Freedom

Fr. Jacques Philippe
(ISBN 978-1-59417-052-2)

Story of a Soul

St. Therese of Lisieux
(ISBN 978-2950883711)

He Leadeth Me

Fr. Walter Ciszek
(ISBN 0-89870-546-0)

The Noonday Devil: Acedia, the Unnamed Evil of Our Times

Jean-Charles Nault
(ISBN 978-1-58617-939-7)

Books on Celibacy

The Courage to Be Chaste

Fr. Benedict Groeschel
(ISBN 978-0809127054)

Virginity: A Positive Approach to Celibacy for the Sake of the Kingdom of Heaven

Philip D. Halfacre
(ISBN 978-1-890177-78-2)

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

Fr. Thomas Dubay
(ISBN 978-0-89870-161-6)

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