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(LifeSiteNews) — In a world that is increasingly anti-Christ, Catholic couple Peter and Maria Jones spread the message of the Gospel through home videos of their own family adventures as well as sharing the stories of other Catholic families in Britain.
The apostolate is called One of Nine, founded to build a community that would journey together in marriage and family vocations. It consists of a YouTube channel in which Maria shares aspects of her family’s daily life, discusses topics or stories related to Catholic family living, and interviews other Catholic families about their life experiences.
The show captures “the joy of living simply, the simple Catholic life, and all the joys in God’s goodness to us,” Maria told LifeSiteNews.
“It’s really a show for Catholics to let English Catholics know there are other Catholics out there, it’s not all just cultural Catholics making up the numbers,” her husband Peter added. “There are people that are still serious about it.”
Maria described, within their mission, three main categories of content featured in the show. First, there are episodes focused on finding joy and beauty in the everyday life. These often include Peter and Maria’s children and feature activities such as “going out and exploring nature, riding a bike, painting and drawing, reading a book.”
Another subject explored on the show is the value of suffering. Some episodes feature Maria speaking with a fellow Catholic about an experience of carrying a cross but discovering through that journey the hope and the beauty that can come even amid suffering.
Through all the joy and sorrow which is shared on the show, there is a continuous theme of striving for sainthood. “Always seeking Heaven through everything, that underlines everything we do,” Maria told LifeSiteNews. Whatever this life brings, the work of One of Nine is centered around the determination“link arms with everyone and go all together and help each other,” she said.
“You maybe take it for granted as a Catholic family,” Maria said about the seemingly insignificant details of daily life that the show covers. “But there are lots of new Catholic families that are looking and watching, and it’s like a visual—so many things unspoken that come through as well, I hope.”
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Photo: Pro-choice demonstration about Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt in front of SCOTUS 28. jordanuhl7. CC BY 2.0.
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The use of videos and visual language as an effective way to share the mission of the domestic church is a method that came naturally to the couple behind One of Nine.
Peter Jones, the man typically behind the camera in the show, has a background in videography, including some projects with EWTN Great Britain. While Peter had the technical video skills, his wife Maria was comfortable talking in front of a camera. Inspired to create more content like Catholic media outlets in the U.S., the couple put their gifts together to independently plan, film, and produce One in Nine.
Peter and Maria navigate the difficulties which come from being full-time parents and creating encouraging, faith-filled videos.
“If it wasn’t a marriage team, it just wouldn’t have happened,” Peter told LifeSiteNews. He believes that a large part of the show’s success is thanks to being run by a married couple who are better able to produce cohesive content than two independent workers who might try the same side gig.
Peter also emphasized the focus on the domestic church, leaving all politics and opinions on varying levels of traditional Catholicism out of their videos entirely.
While the videos have been well received over the past year, Maria is hoping to expand their outreach. She explained that she would like to begin “making friends with America” so they can “cross some lines across the Atlantic.”
“I’d also like to do some things like Catholic stories for children,” she added.
Both agreed that they would be getting into more in-depth documentaries in the future.
Peter told LifeSiteNews that he has seen a change in the purpose of the show since its beginning. “I think it started out as an encouragement, but I think slowly it’s becoming an intellectual property,” he said, referring to it now as a kind of guide on “how to survive as a Catholic”.
Carrying on with the theme that One of Nine is offering encouragement and advice on navigating Catholic family life in a non-Catholic world, the show will be releasing a new episode which interviews a family from the U.S. and discusses how family life can be promoted rather than belittled in today’s anti-family culture.
Photo from One in Nine Facebook page.
Jean Mondoro is LifeSiteNews’ editorial intern.