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


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

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

Raniero Cantalamessa
(ISBN: 978-0818907456)

“…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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