Making a Diligent Discernment: To Save 1000 Souls
How to Use “To Save a Thousand Souls” and Effectively Run a Melchizedek Project Discernment Group
Fr. Brett Brannen was ordained a priest in 1991 for the Diocese of Savannah, Ga. He graduated from Mount St. Mary’s Seminary with an M.Div and an MA-Theology; Sacred Scripture. He has served as pastor of five different parishes and was diocesan vocation director for 10 years. From 2005-2011, he was the vice rector of Mount St. Mary’s Seminary in Emmitsburg, MD. He has taught a course at The Institute for Priestly Formation in Omaha, NE for the last 11 years and he preaches an annual retreat for priests with the Theology of the Body Institute. He is the author of two books: To Save a Thousand Souls: A Guide for Discerning a Vocation to Diocesan Priesthood (2010) and A Priest in the Family: A Guide for Parents Whose Sons are Considering Priesthood (2014). Fr. Brannen is currently the pastor of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Savannah, Ga.