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Saturday, December 13, 2008

New Book in the "Roman Catholic Vocations Bookstore"

Religious Vocation: An Unneccessary Mystery

By Fr. Richard Butler, O.P.

Product Description: The question of discerning a vocation is agonized over by many generous young Catholics today. A solid Thomist, who wrote this book in 1961, Father Butler shows that this type of question shows a totally wrong approach to a religious vocation - an approach that began with misguided theology in the 20th century, which then trickled down to the popular level, confusing both aspirants and spiritual directors. Though Fr. Butler deals primarily with vocations to the religious life, he also gives the classic guidelines on priestly vocations. The author states, based on the tradition of the Church, that religious vocation is not uncommon, rare or extraordinary and that it does not require an introspective search for some special voice or attraction. This book provides welcome, intelligent guidance both for spiritual directors and for those considering the religious life or that of the priesthood!

2 comments:

Br. Robert-Anthony FSD said...

This book has been out for a few years here in Canada and was excellent reading!

Sarah Melissa said...

I have also ready this book (here in the US) and I found it VERY helpful for the discernment process, especially the part about the "mystery" that surrounds vocations these days.