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To Save a Thousand Souls

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To Save a Thousand Souls by Fr. Brett Branen is the definitive guide for men considering the priesthood. Using powerful and entertaining stories, this easy-to-read book explains how to carefully discover God’s call.

To Save a Thousand Souls is used by hundreds of dioceses and thousands of seminarians. Many regard it as the standard “catechism for discernment,” with Bishop Robert Barron calling it a “classic of the genre." It has been re-printed in Europe and Asia and translated into Spanish, French, Romanian, and Vietnamese. 
If you are a man considering whether God is calling you to the priesthood, you can trust the wisdom and guidance in this volume to lead you toward God’s perfect will.

“If God is calling you to be a priest, this book will help you discover the greatest gift you could receive from God and give to the world.”
-Bishop Andrew Cozzens, Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Saint Paul-Minneapolis

“Fr. Brannen is the perfect priest to write this book. His wisdom, knowledge, and obvious passion for priestly formation shine through on every page.”
-Fr. Luke Ballman Executive Director of the USCCB’s Committee on Clergy, Consecrated Life and Vocations

“The very first thing I do after meeting with a serious discerner is give him a copy of To Save a Thousand Souls. It is a comprehensive overview of authentic and diligent discernment of diocesan priesthood.”
Fr. Jeff Eirvin President, National Conference of Diocesan Vocation Directors (NCDVD)

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