The catholic priest Conrad Fenninger (Harald Krassnitzer) is popular in his rural commune and eminently respectable. He knows about the sorrows and hardships of his community and tries to help with words and deeds. The people feel that he is taking his job seriously and love to attend his catholic Mass.
Conrad’s ancestors were clergymen so it was clear for him that he would follow the same path. At the same time Conrad also enjoyed family life, however hidden in the dark. In fact, Conrad has two children with his High School Love Dr. Karin Wagner (Karoline Eichhorn) who works in a catholic hospital. No one except Karin knows the truth, until one Conrad’s oldest son declares that he wants to dedicate his life to the Church.
Georg Wagner (Christopher Reinhardt), Karin’s older son confesses to Conrad, his spiritual guide and fatherly mentor, that he would like to become a priest.
Karin is furious when she finds out because she wants her son to enjoy a normal life, without all the lies, the hiding and the secrecy. Therefore, she pushes Conrad to tell Georg the truth.
George’s world falls apart after he understands that Conrad is his father, and also the father of his sister Marie. He reacts with hate and total rebellion toward Conrad and takes refuge behind the walls of the seminary.
Marie (Luna Jacob) also suffers severely after the truth is out in the open and suddenly stops talking.
Conrad is facing his life’s greatest challenge: He either takes on the full responsibility of a father and looses his follower or continues to cover up and lie...