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Discernment:

To Save A Thousand souls: A Guide for Discerning a Vocation to Diocesan Priesthood—Fr. Brett Brannen
Discerning the Will of God—Fr. Timothy Gallagher, OMV
What Does God Want?—Fr. Michael Scanlon
Is Jesus Calling You to Be a Catholic Priest? A Helpful Guide—Msgr. Thomas Richter
Radical Surrender; Letters to Seminarians—Fr. Michael Najim
Paths of Love: The Discernment of Vocation According to Aquinas, Ignatius, & Pope John Paul II-Joseph Bolin
Peter on the Shore—Anthony Bannon, LC

 

Priesthood:

Priests for the Third Millennium—Archbishop Timothy Dolan
Letters to My Brother Priests—Pope John Paul II
On the Priesthood—St. John Chrysostom
The Priest is Not His Own—Servant of God Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen
Maurice & Therese: The Story of Love—Patrick Ahern

 

Celibacy:

The Courage to Chaste—Fr. Benedict Groeschel, CFR
When God Asks for an Undivided Heart—Fr. Andrew Apostoli, CFR
Sacerdotalis Caelibatus (Priestly Celibacy)—Pope Paul VI
And You Are Christ’s: The Charism of Virginity and the Celibate Life—Fr. Thomas Dubay


Biographies/Autobiographies:

Parish Priest: Father Michael McGivney and American Catholicism—Douglas Brinkley
The Cure D’Ars: St. Jean Marie Baptiste Vianney—F. Trochu
A Priest Forever—Fr. Benedict Groeschel
He Leadeth Me—Fr. Walter J. Ciszek, SJ
With God in Russia—Fr. Walter J. Ciszek, SJ
Edmund Campion—Evelyn Waugh
Treasure in Clay—Servant of God Archbishop Fulton Sheen
The Grunt Padre—Fr. Daniel Mode


Magisterial Documents:

Presbyterorum Ordinis (Order of Priests)
Pastores Dabo Vobis (I Will Give You Shepherds)


Evangelization:

Forming Intentional Disciples: The Path to Knowing & Following Jesus—Sherry Weddell
Evangelical Catholicism: Deep Reform in the 21st Century—George Weigel
Crossing the Threshold of Hope—Pope John Paul II
Evangeli Nuntiandi—Pope Paul VI


Fiction:

Anna Karenina—Leo Tolstoy
Ben Hur: A Story of the Christ—Lew Wallace
The Complete Stories—Flannery O’Connor
The Complete Fr. Brown Mysteries; The Man Who Was Thursday—G.K. Chesterton
Brideshead Revisited—Evelyn Waugh
Brothers Karamazov—Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Chronicles of Narnia—C.S. Lewis
Count of Monte Cristo--Alexander Dumas
Darkness at Noon—Arthur Koestler
Death Comes for the Archbishop—Willa Cather
Don Quixote—Cervantes 
The Four Quarters—T.S. Eliot
Ivanhoe—Sr. Walter Scott
Joan of Arc—Mark Twain
The Kings Achievement—Msgr. Robert Hugh Benson
The Lord of the Rings—J.R.R. Tolkien
Les Miserables—Victor Hugo
My Antonia—Willa Cather
O Pioneers—Willa Cather
The Power and the Glory—Graham Greene
Pride and Prejudice—Jane Austen
Three Musketeers—Alexander Dumas
War and Peace—Leo Tolstoy
The Wasteland—T.S. Elliot

 

Prayer:

Ascent of Mount Carmel—St. John of the Cross
Augustine on Prayer—Thomas Hand, OSA
Conversation with Christ—Peter Thomas Rohrbach
Fire Within—Fr.Thomas Dubay
Interior Castle—St. Teresa of Avila
Spiritual Exercises—St. Ignatius Loyola
Time for God—Jacques Philippe

 

Spiritual Reading:

A Father Who Keeps His Promises—Scott Hahn
A Simple Path—Mother Teresa
Abandonment to Divine Providence—Jean Pierre de Caussade
The Autobiography of St. Theresa of Avila—St. Theresa of Avila
Called to Love—Carl Anderson & Jose Granados
Confessions—St. Augustine
Dear Father—Catherine Doherty
The Dialogue—St. Catherine of Siena
Divine Mercy in My Soul: The Diary of St. Faustina Kowalska
Faith, Hope, and Love—
Joseph Pieper
Five Loaves and Two Fish—Fr. Francis Xavier Nguyen Van Thuan
The Four Loves—C.S. Lewis
The Friendship of Christ—Msgr. Robert Hugh Benson
The Great Divorce—C.S. Lewis
He and I—Gabrielle Bossis
The Hidden Power of Kindness—Fr. Lowrence G. Lovasik
I Believe in Love—Jean de Coeur de Jesus D’Elbee
Imitation of Christ—Thomas A. Kempis
Interior Freedom—Jacques Philippe
An Introduction to the Devout Life—St. Francis de Sales
Journey Towards Easter—Pope Benedict XVI
The Lord—Romano Guardini
Love Alone is Credible—Hans Urs Von Balthasar
Love and Responsibility—Pope John Paul II
Love’s Sacred Order—Eraso Leiva-Merikakis
Orthodoxy—G.K. Chesterton
Poverty in Spirit—Johannes Metz
Practical Mysticism—Evelyn Underhill
Prayer—Hans Urs Von Balthasar
The Sacrament of the Present Moment—Jean Pierre de Caussade
Sacred Reading—Michael Casey
Screwtape Letters—C.S. Lewis
The Secret of the Rosary—St. Louis de Montfort
Silent Pilgrimage to God—Charles de Foucald
Something Beautiful for God—Malcolm Muggeridge
The Soul of the Apostolate- Dom Jean-Baptiste Chautard
The Stairway of Perfection- Walter Hilton
Story of a Soul- St. Therese of Lisieux
Transformation in Christ- Dietrich von Hildebrand
True Devotion to Mary- St. Louis de Montfort
The Way of Perfection- St. Theresa of Avila
Witness to Hope- George Weigel
With God in Russia—Walter Ciszek
The World’s First Love—Servant of God Archbishop Fulton Sheen

 

Gender Identity for Men:

Wild at Heart—John Elderedge
The Art of Manliness: Manvotionals—Brett McKay

 

Gender Identity for Women:

Captivating—Stasi Elderedge
The Privilege of Being a Woman—Alice von Hildebrand

 

Seminarian Recommendations:

Peter on the Shore—Fr. Anthony Bannon
The Ladder of Monks—Guigo II.
Fire Within—Fr. Thomas Dubay.
Gift and Mystery—Pope John Paul II
Seven Storey Mountain—Thomas Merton
The Rule of St. Benedict
The Cure D'Ars—Abbe Francois Trochu.
Letter to Br. John on How to Study—St. Thomas Aquinas (easily found and read online).
Many Are Called-Scott Hahn
To Whom Shall We Go—Cardinal Timothy Dolan