Thursday, March 23, 2006

Vocations Videos


The USCCB, as part of their new initiative "Fishers of Men" have commissioned a video. You can see a trailer and buy it here.

(thanks to Karen for the link, and don't tell Apostrophe Catastrophe that the window header says "Fisher's of Men")

And, while you're watching videos, check out this one by the Wisconsin province of the Jesuits (if I weren't a New Orleans province Jesuit, I'd definitely want to be a member of the Wisconsin province!).

Letters From a Young Catholic also recommends this one from Christ the King Seminary in Vancouver.

6 Comments:

Blogger DilexitPrior said...

While we're at it with the vocations videos, a bunch of seminarians at Christ the King Seminary in British Columbia recently made a vocations video. It's really good.

Go to this site, scroll down on the right hand side and you'll find the "New Vocations 2006" video:

http://vancouver.cco.ca/cgi-bin/render.pl?index

Apparently it took some convincing to get the Benedictine monks who run the seminary to participate and they got in trouble for filming the part where the priests are vesting before Mass. It's really well done though! :-)

2:48 PM  
Blogger Florian said...

Despite the title ("The Call") and a priest as the main role, not exactly a vocation video:

www.pirellifilm.com

though I guess a few people might actually go for it and use it as such....

3:49 PM  
Blogger Mark Mossa, SJ said...

Florian-

I don't know about vocations, but it's the coolest tire commercial I've ever seen!

9:05 PM  
Anonymous "omis" said...

Now, if they can put those vocation videos together as an iPod video podcast subscription, just imagine how many young men they'd reach!

I'm just sayin'.

9:36 PM  
Blogger Talmida said...

Wow, those are great .... interesting to see the different approaches.

The Christ the King one and the Fishers of Men trailer focus on "manly men" and how great it is to belong to a group of guys all together. There are no (or only peripheral) women in the videos. And if I did not know what the priesthood was about, I would seriously think that the C the K video was asking men to follow JPII, or that JPII was God.

The Jesuit one, however, is about working in the world, has lots of women in it -- emphasis on priest as part of society, as opposed to priest as part of the exclusive men's club.

All 3 talk about power. That intrigues me -- is there a feeling out there that the priesthood is a powerless position?

Regardless, Malkovitch wins hands down for best hammy performance (as he always does!). He can exorcise my minivan anyday of the week!

;-)

10:24 AM  
Blogger Mark said...

Thanks for the pointers!

6:01 PM  

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