Monday, March 1, 2010

New video on the priesthood: ALTER CHRISTUS

In the email inbox from Sister Anna Riordan, Servant Sisters of the Home of the Mother was this excellent resource in the Year for Priests.

Watch this video above.  You will want to go to watch parts 2 and 3 of the video here
HM [Home of the Mother] Television, together with the Holy See’s Congregation for the Clergy, presents “Alter Christus”, a fast-paced film on the many aspects of the priesthood in the life of the Church. Centered on the life of St. John Vianney, the topics covered range from the Priestly Identity to the Sacraments, from Celibacy to the Mission. The video is included in 5 languages: English, Spanish, French, Italian, and German.

Video includes interviews with: Cardinal Cláudio Hummes, Prefect of the Congregation for the Clergy, Cardinal Antonio Cañizares, Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, Cardinal Julian Herranz, President of the Disciplinary Commission of the Roman Curia, Archbishop Mauro Piacenza, Secretary of the Congregation for the Clergy, Abbot Michael John Zielinski, Vice-President of the Commission for the Cultural Heritage of the Church, Monsignor Guido Marini, Pontifical Master of Ceremonies, and many others.

The duration of the film is approximately 30 minutes.
Go to the get a copy of this DVD, which contains even more (compare the 30 minutes online with the 180 minutes for the actual DVD.

The DVD includes the film in all five languages, plus special bonus


Complete interviews with Cardinal Cláudio Hummes, Cardinal Antonio

Cañizares, Cardinal Julián Herranz, Archbishop Mauro Piacenza, Msgr. Guido Marini, Abbot Michael John Zielinski and Msgr. Thierry Blot.

Approx. Dur.: 180 mins

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