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The Melchizedek Project Podcast

The Melchizedek Project Podcast

By Vianney Vocations

Discern your vocation with discussions and stories from Fr. Brett Brannen and passages from his book, "To Save a Thousand Souls: A Guide to Discerning a Vocation to Diocesan Priesthood"
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Episode 1-6: Signs of a Vocation to the Priesthood and Characteristics of a Good Candidate

The Melchizedek Project PodcastJul 26, 2016

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Discernment Retreat with Fr. Brannen, Session 1

Discernment Retreat with Fr. Brannen, Session 1

This is the first talk in a four-part series of vocation talks given by Fr. Brett Brannen at a discernment retreat.

In this talk: Fr. Brannen introduces himself and tells his vocation story; Review of the basics of vocation; primary, secondary, occupation; Who will you bring with you into heaven?

Mar 30, 202137:14
Discernment Retreat with Fr. Brannen, Session 2

Discernment Retreat with Fr. Brannen, Session 2

This is the second talk in a four-part series of vocation talks given by Fr. Brett Brannen at a discernment retreat.

In this talk: What is priesthood? What do priests do?

Mar 30, 202149:26
Discernment Retreat with Fr. Brett Brannen, Session 3

Discernment Retreat with Fr. Brett Brannen, Session 3

This is the third talk in a four-part series of vocation talks given by Fr. Brett Brannen at a virtual discernment retreat.

In this talk: Signs of a vocation to priesthood and characteristics of a good candidate.

Mar 30, 202142:16
Discernment Retreat with Fr. Brett Brannen, Session 4

Discernment Retreat with Fr. Brett Brannen, Session 4

This is the final talk in a four-part series of vocation talks given by Fr. Brett Brannen at a discernment retreat.

In this talk: How to discern priesthood. What should I be doing next? The Four I’s; Inspiration, Invitation, Information, Intimacy with Jesus; Learning to pray; serving others! Contacting your vocation director; getting a spiritual director; God cant drive a parked car. Move!

Mar 30, 202147:57
Episode 1-1: This is Just What Priests Do

Episode 1-1: This is Just What Priests Do

In Session 1, Episode 1 of The Melchizedek Project Podcast, Fr. Brannen talks about his experiences as a priest in the mission Diocese of Savannah, and how priests experience the best—and worst—moments in the lives of their parishioners.
Aug 25, 201617:57
Episode 1-2: In the Person of Christ—The Sacred Power of the Priesthood

Episode 1-2: In the Person of Christ—The Sacred Power of the Priesthood

In Session 1, Episode 2 of The Melchizedek Project Podcast, Fr. Brannen talks about how the priest stands "in the Person of Christ" through ordination, and how Jesus uses His priests to bring His Sacraments to everyone.
Jul 27, 201620:44
Episode 1-3: What is a Vocation in the First Place?

Episode 1-3: What is a Vocation in the First Place?

In Session 1, Episode 3 of The Melchizedek Project Podcast, Fr. Brannen talks about the vocation we all have—the call to holiness—and how holiness leads to joy. Listening for God's call and following will not only lead you to heaven, it will bring you happiness on earth.
Jul 26, 201621:32
Episode 1-4: God Said Go, and I Said No

Episode 1-4: God Said Go, and I Said No

In Session 1, Episode 4 of The Melchizedek Project Podcast, Fr. Brannen talks about his own reluctance in following his call to the priesthood, and how Jesus is patient while we overcome fear and lack of trust in discerning His will.
Jul 26, 201626:16
Episode 1-5: Celibacy, Chastity, Charity, and Cheerfulness

Episode 1-5: Celibacy, Chastity, Charity, and Cheerfulness

In Session 1, Episode 5 of The Melchizedek Project Podcast, Fr. Brannen talks about a topic on the minds of everyone discerning the priesthood or religious life—sex—and the joy that comes with living The 4 C's; Celibacy, Chastity, Charity, and Cheerfulness.
Jul 26, 201628:32
Episode 1-6: Signs of a Vocation to the Priesthood and Characteristics of a Good Candidate

Episode 1-6: Signs of a Vocation to the Priesthood and Characteristics of a Good Candidate

Is Jesus Christ calling you to be a Catholic priest? Some men think "Yes!" and the answer is no. Many say "No" and the answer is yes. Fr. Brannen talks about what it takes to become a priest, and what it means for you if you have those qualities.
Jul 26, 201627:31
Episode 1-7: Developing a Spiritual Plan of Life
Jul 26, 201620:38