The Foundation for Priestly Vocations is a non-profit corporation established in 2013. Our mission is to inspire more men to consider diocesan priesthood, especially through the strategic distribution of Fr. Brett Brannen’s ground-breaking book, To Save a Thousand Souls: A Guide for Discerning a Vocation to Diocesan Priesthood.

The Foundation works primarily with Vianney Vocations, a company in Valdosta, Georgia, which handles promotion, sales, and shipment of To Save a Thousand Souls. Since publication in 2010, all proceeds from book sales have been used exclusively to send out free copies to young men who are discerning priesthood. Over 40,000 books have been distributed.

To Save a Thousand Souls has been translated into Spanish, French, and Romanian. An international version of the book has been printed in Singapore, Mexico, and Great Britain. An e-book version is available on Kindle, Nook, and Kobo.

Any country, diocese, or Serra group is welcome to re-print the book royalty-free (with approval by the publisher). See more details here.

One of our primary initiatives is the Melchizedek Project, which has helped to establish nearly 300 “vocation discernment groups,” in which young men meet to pray and discuss their vocations, using Fr. Brannen’s book as a guide.  This program is completely free, thanks in large part to generous underwriting provided by the Our Sunday Visitor Institute.