The Beginnings

The Mission
S1:Ep126 mins2009

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.

Video Language: English