Prayers

Diocese prayer for Vocations

To Save A Thousand Souls by Fr. Brett Brannen

Fr. Brett Brannan is the pastor of the Church of the Most Blessed Sacrament in Savannah, GA. Prior to becoming pastor he was the Vice Rector of Mount St. Mary's Seminary in Emmitsburg, MD and through his experience has provided an excellent guide for discerning a priestly vocation. 

Discerning the Will of God by Fr. Timothy M. Gallagher, OMV

Fr. Gallagher is one of the finest and most popular writers on Ignatian spirituality in the United States. He has written books to help people grow in their prayer life and discernment of God's will.  Someone who is trying to make a decision regarding his vocation probably would find many of his books helpful. This book helps the reader discern the will of God under different circumstances so as to make a decision.

The Priest is Not His Own by Venerable Fulton J. Sheen

Archbishop Sheen delves deeply into what he considers the main character of the priesthood, and one not often discussed, that of being, like Christ, a "holy victim". To be like Christ, Sheen emphasizes that the priest must imitate Christ in His example of sacrifice, offering himself as a victim to make His Incarnation continually present in the world.

Many are Called by Scott Hahn

Dr. Hahn examines the biblical and historical roots of the priesthood to explain the centrality of the priest in the life of the Church. He brings reinvigorated attention to the many roles of the priest—provider, mediator, protector, teacher, judge, and more—all of which are united in the priest's place as spiritual father to God's people, and ultimately he shows that it is through the priest, empowered by God, that the continuing presence of Jesus Christ makes itself known to our world. 

Searching for and Maintaining Peace by Fr. Jacques Philippe

In our search for God and holiness, in our service to our neighbor, a kind of restlessness and anxiety take the place of the confidence and peace which ought to be ours. What must we do to overcome the moments of fear and distress which assail us? How can we learn to place all our confidence in God and abandon ourselves into his loving care? Since peace of heart is a pure gift of God, it is something we should seek, pursue and ask him for without cease. 

Story of a Soul by St. Thérèse of Lisieux

In the autobiography of St. Therese (the 'Little Flower') we rediscover the great themes of her spirituality: confidence and love, the little way, abandonment to God's merciful love, and her mission in the church and world today. Her story is one of great reliance on the providence of God, and is a good model for any young person struggling with this sense of dependence on the Lord.

  

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