The Gift of the Priesthood

The Archdiocese of Cincinnati has just put out this wonderful new video: “The Gift of the Priesthood.”

What I love about this particular video as opposed to similar past efforts meant to drum up interest in the priesthood, is that it captures the dignity of the priestly vocation using the sounds and surrounds of an actual priest– the music of the Church, images of the Church and its people– rather than an heroic movie soundtrack with a stylized vision of the priesthood.

There are interviews with priests answering real questions that a man might have upon entering the seminary. How will I be happy as a priest? Will I be good enough? Will I let people down?

And the answers to these questions are helpful to anyone striving to live their Christian vocation.

A must see and a must share:

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  • TheReluctantWidow

    Thank you for posting this. Wow! That is the best video I have ever seen, though I can’t say that I have seen a lot. Because, you know, I am a woman so the priesthood isn’t something I ever thought about. But I have seen some “recruiting” videos. It struck me that the very things that make you happy as a priest, are what we all need to be happy in whatever our vocation is in life: Jesus Christ, right belief, and true devotion.

    • http://www.patheos.com/blogs/duffy/ Elizabeth Duffy

      I had the same thought. I wrote those three things down to remember.


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