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Suggested Reading

Priesthood and Consecrated Life | Prayer and the Spiritual Life | Discernment


Priesthood and Consecrated Life

Church Documents

Pastores Dabo Vobis
St. John Paul II on the Formation of Priests

Vita Consecrata
St. John Paul II on the Consecrated Life

The Life of a Priest and Descriptions of the Priesthood

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

Treasure in Clay
the Autobiography of Fulton J. Sheen

To Save a Thousand Souls
by Fr. Brett Brannan

Priests for the Third Millennium
by Monsignor Timothy Dolan

The Unchanging Heart of the Priesthood
by Fr. Thomas Acklin, OSB

Reclaiming Our Priestly Character
by Fr. David L Toups

About Being a Priest
by Federico Suarez

A Priest Forever: the Life of Father Eugene Hamilton
by Fr. Benedict J. Groeschel, CFR

Celibacy and Consecrated Virginity

When God Asks for an Undivided Heart
by Father Apostoli

Virginity: A Positive Approach to Celibacy for the Sake of the Kingdom
by Raniero Cantalamessa


Prayer and the Spiritual Life

Biographies of Saints

Story of a Soul
by St. Thérèse of Lisieux

by St. Augustine

The Spiritual Life

The Soul of the Apostolate
by Dom Jean-Baptiste Chautard

The Fulfillment of All Desire by Ralph Martin

Introduction to the Devout Life
by St. Francis DeSales

The Imitation of Christ
by Thomas á Kempis

Trustful Surrender to Divine Providence: The Secret to Peace and Happiness
by Jean-Baptiste Saint-Jure and Saint Claude de la Colombiere

Searching for and Maintaining Peace: A Small Treatise on Peace of Heart
by Fr. Jacques Philippe

Self Abandonment to Divine Providence
by Jean Pierre de Caussade

The Examen Prayer: Ignatian Wisdom for Our Lives Today
by Fr. Timothy Gallagher

Introduction to Prayer

Prayer Primer – Igniting the Fire Within
by Thomas Dubay

Time for God
by Jacques Philippe

Treatise on Prayer and Meditation
by St. Peter of Alcantara

Praying Scripture for a Change
by Timothy Gray

Meditation and Contemplation: An Ignatian Guide to Praying with Scripture
by Fr. Timothy Gallagher

Daily Spiritual Reading

Divine Intimacy: Meditations on the Interior Life for Every Day of the Liturgical Year
by Fr. Gabriel

In Conversation with God
by Francis Fernandez

The Better Part: A Christ-Centered Resource for Personal Prayer
by Fr. John Bartunek


The Discernment of Spirits: An Ignatian Guide to Everyday Living
Fr. Timothy Gallagher

Discerning the Will of God: An Ignatian Guide to Christian Decision Making
by Fr. Timothy Gallagher

Personal Vocation: God Calls Everyone by Name
by Germain Grisez and Russell Shaw

What Does God Want?: A Practical Guide to Making Decisions
by Fr. Michael Scanlan, TOR


Peoria Vocations

Peoria Vocations