Books on Vocation Discernment

 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


Magisterial Documents


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



Books on the Priesthood

 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


Books on Celibacy

 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.