Vocation Resources

Good books for one who is thinking about the priesthood.open-book


View Rev. Brian Barr's Recommendations:




- Is Jesus calling you to the Priesthood

by Rev. Thomas Ritcher – (contact Fr. Barr for a free copy)

- Called by Name: The Inspiring Stories of 12 Men Who Became Catholic Priests

by Donald Wuerl (Foreword), Christine Anne Mugridge (Editor), Jerry Usher (Editor)

- I Believe in Love

by Jean D'Elbee

A great reflection on St. Therese and her reflections on God’s call in her life.

- The Reed of God

by Caryll Houselander

A classic reflection on Mary’s acceptance of God’s will and how that applies to us.

- The Lamb's Supper: The Mass as Heaven on Earth

by Scott Hahn 

A powerful book on the awesome reality of the Eucharist.

reed_of_god- The Discernment of Spirits: The Ignatian Guide for Everyday Life

by Timothy M. Gallagher

- Priests for the Third Millennium

by Timothy M. Dolan

- Quickening the Fire in Our Midst: The Challenge of Diocesan Priestly Spirituality

by George Aschenbrenner

- Extraordinary Lives

by Francis P. Friedl and Rex Reynolds.

In this book 34 different priests tell their stories and reflect on their lives as priests.

 - What does God want? A Practical Guide to Making Decisions

by Fr. Michael Scanlon. 





* The best book however is The Bible.

By reading and studying this you will hopefully see the calling that God is offering you!




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