The Priesthood, by Most Rev. Wilhelm Stockums DD, discusses in nine chapters the nature and essence of the priesthood.
In the 1974 Foreword, Fr. John M. Dougherty, S.S., says it contains "the most inspiring, eloquent, and convincing pages I have ever read on this most exalted of all vocations. The book is a masterpiece, and if I were a bishop I would see to it that a copy of it were in the hands of each of my priests.
And if I were a seminary rector, I would do all I could to place a copy in the hands of every member of my faculty and of each of my students."