While there is something to be said for big budget faith films presented on the silver screen, all it really takes to make Catholic content that leaves a lasting impression is one YouTuber on a mission. That was our first thought when we discovered the channel of Jerome Chong, a Catholic creator from Fiji. Chong has spent the last year putting together a large catalog of videos that highlight the lives of saints and charismatic lay people to inspire the next generation.
Although his videos only date back to the beginning of 2022, Chong has amassed a dizzying library of 98 episodes. There are a variety of subjects, like the lives of saints and those who are on the path to sainthood, Eucharistic miracles, Marian apparitions, conversion stories, and even inspiring tales of celebrities who gave up their careers to follow a calling to religious discernment.
In his bio, Jerome Chong writes:
“This is a channel where I share Catholic related videos mostly on the lives of the amazing saints. I wanna use the lives of the saints as a way of motivating and inspiring the youths of today. It was the very lives of these amazing saints that had a major impact on my life and so this is a channel dedicated to all ordinary people who had lived saintly lives. I hope you will enjoy the content that I will be sharing on this channel!”
One of our favorite aspects of Jerome’s videos is the level of research he puts into each installment. He presents the lives and deeds of his subjects with a respect for history and a reverence for the faith, while keeping viewers engaged with concise narration. The series is further marked by his selection of fantastic works of art and historical photographs that illuminate the saintly stories.
We first stumbled across Jerome’s channel with his video on St. Cecilia, patroness of musicians, but we were soon hooked. With nearly 100 videos, each crafted with tender care, it is clear that Chong is following a vocation — a calling to use his God given gift at filmmaking to produce this fine Catholic series. Those who visit his page will find not only inspiration, but will be educated on some of the most courageous faithful in Catholic history.
Learn how St. John Vianney was such a dedicated confessor that he continued to welcome penitents on his deathbed, how Chris Tucker turned down a multimillion dollar movie role because it conflicted with his faith, and how a man who lost his face to cancer found comfort by offering his suffering up to God.
These are just a few of the Catholic tales that are waiting on Jerome Chong’s channel. Each video ranges from 5 to 10 minutes, with a few extended to nearly half an hour. With close to 100 videos, there are hours upon hours of religious viewing at our fingertips. We thank Jerome for his stupendous work and hope that he can continue to produce inspiring Catholic content at this prolific pace in the years to come.
Click here to visit Jerome Chong’s YouTube page and start exploring his massive catalog today.