Our family has recently started participating in historical re-enactments. As we are in the missionary South, I would like to portray a Catholic priest of the mid-1800’s. Specifically, I would like to portray Fr. Bonaventure Keller who ministered in Texas during the early 1850s and offered the Mass in Utah in 1859 for local mountain men.
I realize that it would be improper to attempt to say Mass or exercise any liturgical duties restricted to priests.
I would like dress as Father Keller and to pray the hours in Latin, perhaps give a “catechism class,” and maybe lead a Sunday Liturgy of the Word. I would like to get some reproductions of historical Catholic tracts of the age printed for distribution at re-enactments.
What say the fine scholars of Catholic Answers? Any additional guidance would be appreciated.