This video by Charlie Ess shows the unique life of a Catholic deacon in Alaska. Deacon Harry Moore serves at St. Michael Church in Palmer, Alaska, but every summer he boards a commercial fishing boat to catch salmon in Bristol Bay.
The aim of the gatherings is to journey into Middle earth in order to discover the Catholic beauty that Tolkien interwove into his famous trilogy. Tolkien considered the book to be a great way to prepare people for the Gospel. He once said of the work: “The Lord of the Rings is of course a fundamentally religious and Catholic work; unconsciously so at first, but consciously in the revision.”