Diocesan Priest Vocation Discerners - Have you read To Save a Thousand Souls?


#1

My vocations director gave me a copy of the best-seller To Save a Thousand Souls by Fr. Brett A. Brannen. I am at chapter three, and to say the least, this book is awesome and a must-read for those discerning a vocation to diocesan priesthood. I looked ahead, and it gives you a day-to-day sample of a seminarian's life, and I must say..it looks like my kind of life!!! :extrahappy:


#2

thanks, I must look this up for my own use. now lets see if it comes as an ebook


#3

I actually haven't read it, but I have heard nothing but good stuff about it. Also, literature detailing seminary life? It seems that my blog has a competitor...


#4

Now, this sounds very interesting... :)

My two big dreams are either to become a diocesan priest and lay Dominican, or a Dominican friar assigned to a parish. Both would be quite sexy... ahem! :blush:

I'll read this book when I get a choice, but in return you ought to read Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen's "The Priest is not his own". :D


#5

Both would be quite sexy... ahem! :blush:

:D I always wanted to be in a diocesan role rather than religious role since I want to interact with people in a parish.

I'll read this book when I get a choice, but in return you ought to read Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen's "The Priest is not his own". :D

I'll check it out! :)

*ahem*By the way, I'm still looking forward to singing the "Te Deum" tomorrow. ;)


#6

[quote="CatholicZ09, post:5, topic:244610"]
:D I always wanted to be in a diocesan role rather than religious role since I want to interact with people in a parish.

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Well, some religious do actual parish work. Granted, it's not as much as your average diocesan priest, but it still happens.


#7

[quote="CatholicZ09, post:5, topic:244610"]
:D I always wanted to be in a diocesan role rather than religious role since I want to interact with people in a parish.

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[quote="Biedrik, post:6, topic:244610"]
Well, some religious do actual parish work. Granted, it's not as much as your average diocesan priest, but it still happens.

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I would also add that working in a parish is not the only way to interact with lay people.


#8

[quote="CatholicZ09, post:1, topic:244610"]
My vocations director gave me a copy of the best-seller To Save a Thousand Souls by Fr. Brett A. Brannen. I am at chapter three, and to say the least, this book is awesome and a must-read for those discerning a vocation to diocesan priesthood. I looked ahead, and it gives you a day-to-day sample of a seminarian's life, and I must say..it looks like my kind of life!!! :extrahappy:

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I'm about to read it, the first page almost brought tears to my eyes, I can't wait to read the rest. It looks like a book that I need to take my time to read not quickly read through it.


#9

I know Fr. Brett Brannen; he's an awesome person and priest. If you are near Statesboro Georgia, he's will be the pastor there after June 30th, drop in and meet him.


#10

I'm discerning and I haven't...but man I am definitely working on getting a copy! It sounds awesome! :) :thumbsup:


#11

Well, I had just gotten home from attending my brother's marriage (July 16). Being there only made me be tempted to think about what I would be missing if I were to become a priest. It was a pretty tough weekend for me; I was feeling a little bit down the next few days.

Then, I had a scheduled meeting (the 2nd interview out of at least 4) with my vocations director the following Wednesday. What did he have? He had "To Save a Thousand Souls" for me. I was eager to read it; and finally reading it really helped me to come back onto the right track! It is an awesome book! I am slowly becoming closer to accepting that I am at least being called to the seminary. We shall see though. This next year at college will be an important year in my discernment. If everything goes well, I may enter seminary college in August 2012!


#12

I must read it! Where can I get it? :)


#13

[quote="Theophorus, post:2, topic:244610"]
thanks, I must look this up for my own use. now lets see if it comes as an ebook

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Yes I downloaded it to my Kindle. It is an awesome book. I read it last weekend couldn't put it down. Scoob.


#14

[quote="JL2011, post:12, topic:244610"]
I must read it! Where can I get it? :)

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vianneyvocations.com/store/


#15

I'm getting this for my birthday! The 23rd cannot come fast enough!!


#16

[quote="CatholicZ09, post:1, topic:244610"]
My vocations director gave me a copy of the best-seller To Save a Thousand Souls by Fr. Brett A. Brannen. I am at chapter three, and to say the least, this book is awesome and a must-read for those discerning a vocation to diocesan priesthood. I looked ahead, and it gives you a day-to-day sample of a seminarian's life, and I must say..it looks like my kind of life!!! :extrahappy:

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Have you guys read Scott Hahn's "Many Are Called"? I recommend it also. I gave it to my brother who is a diocesan priest and loved it too.


#17

[quote="pablope, post:16, topic:244610"]
Have you guys read Scott Hahn's "Many Are Called"? I recommend it also. I gave it to my brother who is a diocesan priest and loved it too.

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I've heard about it, and I'm interested in reading it.


#18

Hi do you have this as an ebook? Sadly kindle does not have this on sale now. I would love to buy this book. But it is way too much costly to get it in my country.


#19

Yea I read it. I can’t say I’m a big fan tbh.:shrug:


#20

Why??? what is wrong with the book? There is a lot of great information in it. The thing in that book really got me worried or rather…thinking is the signs of the call to the priesthood. and to be totally honest it was hard to accept but I never had the outward signs of a call. no one ever told me “MAN YOU NEED TO BE A PRIEST” or “you should be in the religious life” etc. I thought I wanted to be a priest and still would like very much to be a priest and I think that I would make a great priest. but through discernment and no signs from other people. i sadly have come to the conclusion that it is most likely not what Christ wants. While it sucks for me… it is for the betterment of the Church and God’s kingdom. That book is one of the best tools for a seminarian to have in his “discernment toolkit” and it hits the nail on the head in many facets. If I were a vocation director I would make all potential seminarians read it. then come back to me. It is a great book and it called me what i am… I am not called at this time. My opinion. I feel BLESSED that Jesus gave me a try and that was all I ever asked and thank you my dear loving savior for allowing me the chance. AMEN!!! Read that book it is wonderful… totally.


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