Suggested reading for men discerning the call to the Diocesan Priesthood.

“To Save A Thousand Souls. A Guide for Discerning a Vocation to Diocesan Priesthood” is a book written for men who are discerning their vocation to the diocesan priesthood. The author Fr Brett Brannen, an American Catholic priest, has vast experience in assisting men to discover their true vocation.

He presents the process of discerning a vocation to the priesthood in an informative, encouraging and inspiring style. His book is full of practical suggestions from how to begin the process of discerning one’s vocation, to entering the seminary and finally to ordination.

The seminary programme that Fr Brannen presents at the end of the book would differ from what New Zealand  seminarians would experience.  Regardless of this difference, I highly recommend and encourage all men who are diligently discerning their vocation to the diocesan priesthood to read this book from cover to cover, to assist them to discover what vocation God is calling them to.


Kind regards and God bless
Father Eamon Kennedy

Feast of St JohnChrysostom
13th September 2012