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Sacred Scripture

Catechism of the Catholic Church

Gift and Mystery: On the Fiftieth Anniversary of My Priestly Ordination, Pope John Paul II

Letters to My Brother Priests (1979-2005), Pope John Paul II

Authenticity, A Biblical Theology of Discernment, Fr. Thomas Dubay S.M.

Parish Priest: Father Michael McGivney and American Catholicism, Douglas Brinkly and Julie Fenster

Christ: The Ideal of the Priest, Blessed Columba Marmion

The Priest in Union with Christ, Fr. Reginald Garrigou-LaGrange O.P.

Theology of the Priesthood, Fr. Jean Galot S.J.

Our Priests: Who They Are and What They Do, Archbishop Daniel Pilarczyk

The Case for Clerical Celibacy: Its Historical Development & Theological Foundations, Alfons Maria Cardinal Stickler

Confessions, St. Augustine

The Duties and Dignity of the Priest, St. Alphonsus Liguori

The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola, St. Ignatius of Loyola

Priests for the Third Millenium, Archbishop Timothy Dolan

Intro to the Devout Life, St. Francis DeSales

Fire Within, Fr. Thomas Dubay

Witness to Hope, George Weigel

The Story of a Soul, St. Therese

The Imitation of Christ, Thomas a Kempis

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

Pastores Dabo Vobis – online

Presbyterorum Ordinis – online

Your Parish Priest: A Man of Mystery, Dermot R. Brennan

Reclaiming Our Priestly Character, Father David L. Toups

The Priest Is Not His Own, Fulton J. Sheen

Milestones: Memoirs 1927-1977, Pope Benedict XVI

A Priest Forever: The Life of Father Eugene Hamilton, Benedict J. Groeschel

To Whom Shall We Go?, Archbishop Timothy Dolan

The Cure D’Ars Today: St John Vianney, George W. Rutler

Called To Be Holy, Archbishop Timothy Dolan

Unchanging Heart of the Priesthood, Thomas Acklin

Priestly Celibacy Today, Thomas McGovern

About Being a Priest, Federico Suarez

The Joy of Priesthood, Stephen J. Rossetti

Behold Your Mother: Priests Speak about Mary, Stephen Rossetti

Jesus of Nazareth, Pope Benedict XVI

The Diary of a Country Priest: A Novel, Georges Bernanos

Witness to Hope: The Biography of Pope John Paul II, George Weigel

Salt of the Earth: The Church at the End of the Millennium: An Interview With Peter Seewald, Pope Benedict XVI

Letter to Priests, Pope John Paul II – online

Address to the Clergy, Pope Benedict XVI – online

The Men He Intended: Claiming our Vocation as Priests of Jesus Christ, Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. – online.

The Difference God Makes, Francis Cardinal George, OMI

To Save a Thousand Souls: A Guide for Discerning a Vocation to Diocesan Priesthood, Fr. Brett Brannen

Vocations Stories

Sr Thomas More and Sr Michaela interview at St Bonaventure's School vocations day - July 18​

Saint of the Day

  • St. Paul Miki and Companions

    St. Paul Miki and Companions Feast date: Feb 06 On Feb. 6, the Catholic Church honors the 26 Martyrs of Nagasaki, a group of native Japanese Catholics and foreign missionaries who suffered death for their faith in the year 1597. During the 16th century, the Catholic faith reached Japan by the efforts of the Jesuit missionary Saint Francis Xavier […]

  • Feb. 6 Memorial of St. Paul Miki and Companions, Martyrs, Memorial

    Today is the Memorial of St. Paul Miki, a Japanese Jesuit, and his twenty-five companions (d. 1597), who were martyred in Nagasaki, Japan. They were the first martyrs of East Asia to be canonized. They were killed simultaneously by being raised on crosses and then stabbed with spears. Their executioners were astounded upon seeing their joy at being associated to the Passion of Christ.