Jesus (Lent)

14/02/2018 11:24 am

As we travel on a journey of faith through Christ's passion, death and resurrection, this podcast series - 'Lent and Easter at the Movies' - takes us to the cinema as Fr Peter Malone MSC relates a series of thought-provoking movies to the day's Gospel reading.

One audio review is released for the Sundays of Lent and Easter. We also have a podcast for each day of Holy Week and other key dates.

First Sunday of Lent

Jesus (1999) TV

"In showing [the film Jesus] to groups doing courses on film and spirituality or people in parishes, I find this portrayal of Jesus by Jeremy Sisto is one of their favourites. It's contemporary but I think it shows a lot of the humanity but also the depths leading to divinity in the person of Jesus. It may go out of fashion, as I suppose images of Jesus do, but for the moment, it's one I'd recommend."


You can listen to the podcast using the audio player in the top right-hand corner of this page. Right-click on the link below the player to download.

Fr Peter's review

Jesus - Review 75.50 kB

Background on the film can be found at the Internet Movie Database (IMDB).


Fr Peter Malone is a former president of SIGNIS - the World Catholic Association for Communication. He's a highly experienced film critic and author who has travelled the world watching, writing on and talking about movies. Since 1968, he's written reviews for a number of Catholic magazines and periodicals. He's also written many books on cinema including Films and Values, Movie Christs and Antichrists, Cinema Down Under and the excellent Lights, Camera, Faith (Movie Lectionary) series.