The Mission: The Beginnings Video
The Beginnings
Next up...

Sign Up NowWatch the full video - and many others - now with your Gaiam TV subscription!

The Mission: The Beginnings (2009)

Episode 1
Only available in Canada, United States

Father Brian takes us behind the scenes into the Catholic priesthood as he welcomes the three Nigerian missionaries. It’s a whirlwind of “enculturation” Tasmania-style as the three young fathers encounter Tasmanian devils, colonial villages, snowfields and the even colder reality of elderly congregations in largely empty churches. When the priests go off to their parishes, they struggle with homesickness, cooking for themselves and a different church culture. Six weeks into the mission and it looks like a rocky road ahead for everyone.

Varcha Sidwell


The Beginnings Video
Episode 1 The Beginnings
The Beginnings (2009)
Episode 1
, 26 minutes
Fathers Christopher, Felix and Kene arrive in Tasmania on its coldest winter’s day. The three priests have never left Nigeria before, and now they are far, far from home.
Only available in Canada, United States
Reaching Out Video
Episode 2 Reaching Out
Reaching Out (2009)
Episode 2
, 26 minutes
The 3 Nigerian priests are all struggling with the demands of Australian life, homesickness and confronting the reality of a Church in decline. And not everyone is getting along, so life isn’t getting any easier.
Only available in Canada, United States
Worlds Apart Video
Episode 3 Worlds Apart
Worlds Apart (2009)
Episode 3
, 26 minutes
Six months into the mission and the 3 Nigerian missionaries are finding themselves part of a Tasmanian Catholic community looking for solutions to churches closing down, congregations dying out and no priestly vocations.
Only available in Canada, United States
Out There Video
Episode 4 Out There
Out There (2009)
Episode 4
, 26 minutes
As their first year draws to a close the 3 Nigerian fathers continue their roller coaster ride of faith, dedication and culture shock. For the Tasmanian priests working with them it is difficult to accept what they offer, but ...
Only available in Canada, United States

People who watched this also watched

Join the Conversation

Login or sign upsign up to add a comment

Iamiam, posted on April 28, 2012

Fresh view, thought provoking.

More From Gaia

Password is case sensitive.