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The Office of Vocations of the Diocese of Venice in Florida seeks to encourage and support young people as they discern God's call to the priesthood and other vocations.

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941-484-9543

 

Catholic Center

Diocese of Venice in Florida

1000 Pinebrook Road 

Venice, FL 34285

 

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SCRIPTURE

The best book to read to discover God’s will is the Bible!

(See the Scripture passages in the previous section)

BOOKS ON VOCATION DISCERNMENT

What Does God Want?
Fr. Michael Scanlan

Discovering Your Personal Vocation
Herbert Alphonso, S.J.

The Meaning of Vocation in the Words of St. John Paul II
Scepter Publishing

Is Jesus Calling You To Be A Catholic Priest? A Helpful Guide
Fr. Thomas Richter, published by the NCDVD (free copy at gopriest.com)

To Save a Thousand Souls: A Gide for Discerning a Vocation to Diocesan Priesthood
Fr. Brett Brannen (free copy at gopriest.com)

Radical Surrender: Letters to Seminarians
Fr. Michael Najim

BOOKS ON THE PRIESTHOOD

Priests for the Third Millennium
Archbishop Timothy Dolan

The Priest is Not His Own
Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen

Christ: The Ideal of the Priest
Dom Columba Marmion

The Joy of Priesthood
Msgr. Steve Rosetti

Reclaiming our Priestly Character
Msgr. David Toups

The Priest's Way to God
Fr. M. Eugene Boylan, OCSO

BOOKS ON CELIBACY

The Courage to be Chaste
Fr. Benedict Groeschel

Sacerdotalis Caelibatus (Priestly Celibacy)
Pope Paul VI, 1967

Virginity
Fr. Raniero Cantalamessa

“…And You are Christ’s” The Charism of Virginity and the Celibate Life
Thomas Dubay, S.M.

MAGISTERIAL DOCUMENTS

Presbyterorum Ordinis (Order of Priests), 1965

Pastores Dabo Vobis (I will Give You Shepherds), 1992

Program of Priestly Formation (5th Edition), U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, 2005

 

 

BIOGRAPHIES OR AUTOBIOGRAPHIES OF PRIESTS

The Cure D’Ars: St. Jean-Marie-Baptiste Vianney
F. Trochu

He Leadeth Me
Fr. Walter J. Ciszek, S.J.

The Shadow of His Wings: The True Story of Fr. Gereon Goldmann, OFM
Gereon Karl Goldmann