Denver Newsroom, 24 June, 2022 / 8:00 pm (ACI Africa).
A new documentary about the Catholic priesthood asks priests what kind of life they are supposed to live as they reflect on their vocations and the role of the priest in Catholic theology and spiritual life.
“I am what I do and I do what I am,” Father Hugh Allan, O.Praem., said in the film. “I am my life as a priest, and I live that life as a priest, and you can’t be anything other.”
“So priesthood is not a 9 to 5 job, where you can finish at the end of the day… it is your whole being,” he said in the documentary “In Persona Christi: The Catholic Priesthood.”
The documentary takes its name from the Latin phrase for the Catholic concept that an ordained priest acts “in the person of Christ.” The movie was produced by the Wales-based St. Anthony Communications.
Bishop Mark Davies of Shrewsbury and several U.K. priests provide commentary in the movie, reflecting on the nature of the priestly vocation and the life of a priest.