Diary of a City Priest Showtimes and Tickets
Release Date: 2001-01-19 (Sundance '01)
Duration: 1hr 17min
At the urging of his friends, Father McNamee begins a diary of daily life at St. Malachy's parish in an attempt to gain insight and meaning into 25 years spent in the priesthood. His life unfolds as a never-ending stream of requests for help-poor visitors come looking for handouts, talented children come looking for a way out of poverty, and young men in trouble with the law seek his assistance. Being eternally available to help his parishioners saps his personal resources to the point where bitterness takes over and spiritual deterioration sets in. The saints descend from heaven to visit his anguished soul, but they provide no answers or comfort, only a way to take on the complicated and frustrating nature of human existence with compassion and grace.