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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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Discernment Retreat with Fr. Brannen, Session 2

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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?
37:14
March 30, 2021
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?
49:26
March 30, 2021
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.
42:16
March 30, 2021
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!
47:57
March 30, 2021
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.
17:57
August 25, 2016
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.
20:44
July 27, 2016
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.
21:32
July 26, 2016
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.
26:16
July 26, 2016
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.
28:32
July 26, 2016
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.
27:31
July 26, 2016
Episode 1-7: Developing a Spiritual Plan of Life
In Session 1, Episode 7 of The Melchizedek Project Podcast, Fr. Brannen talks about something that every Catholic—young or old, man or woman—can do to better follow God's will for their lives; develop a Spiritual Plan of Life. Readings From: To Save a Thousand Souls: A Guide to Discerning a Vocation to Diocesan Priesthood Chapter 6: Developing a Spiritual Plan of Life Reading #1:  114-115 Reading #2:  116-118
20:38
July 26, 2016