“To save a thousand souls” is a 400-page book that contains answers to common questions posed by young men discerning the priesthood.
It contains stories, some from the author Fr Brett Brannen’s personal experience. The book explains the important aspects of discerning a priestly vocation such as basic steps for discernment, spiritual direction, virtue, dealing with parents, celibacy and cheerfulness, as well as insights into seminary life and ordination day.
Fr Brannen is an expert on priestly formation. When he was serving as Vocation Director in the Diocese of Savannah, Georgia, the number of seminarians expanded from five to 28 men. He is the current Vice-rector of Mount St Mary’s Seminary in Emmitsburg, Maryland. He has also published several booklets on the priesthood and released an audio series on discerning a diocesan vocation.