Tuesday, July 16, 2013

To Save a Thousand Souls - UK Edition



I am very pleased to let you know that Fr Brett Brannen's outstanding "guide for discerning a vocation to diocesan priesthood" is now available in a UK edition. Here in the UK we have been developing the work of Invocation as a sort of executive arm of the Vocation Directors' Conference and when we saw the book we were keen to make it available on this side of the pond. We were therefore very pleased to put Vianney Vocations, the US publisher in contact with the Catholic Truth Society who have produced the UK edition. This new edition contains "The Melchisidek Project", a supplement not found in the original, which structures the book for use in discernment groups. The presence of this supplement makes this edition the perfect tool for use in discernment groups for men considering a priestly vocation. It can be used in parishes and deaneries, as well as in chaplaincies and by diocesan vocation directors. 
Fr Brannen's style is accessible, humorous and engaging making the book a perfect present for any committed Catholic lad from his late teenage years upwards.
The UK edition, published by the CTS, was recently endorsed by Archbishop Charles Brown, the Apsotolic Nuncio to Ireland who wrote: "As our recent Popes have reminded us: the Church needs holy priests. There is perhaps no more important mission in the Church today than that of helping young men to respond generously to the call of Jesus Christ to become holy priests. This book is an invaluable contribution to that mission".

I recommend it to all of you. You can order a copy here at the CTS website.

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