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Deaconomics 101

Deaconomics 101

I work with a pastor whose faith in Providence is unshakable. No matter what the problem—a leaky roof, a sudden change in personnel, a scheduling conflict—he assures us with calm...

Formation and Change

Formation and Change

A wise deacon once said to me that the success of the formation process for the deacon candidate is not so much about where he starts out, but rather the...

Formation: A “Surprising” Experience

Formation: A “Surprising” Experience

Shortly after beginning my aspirant year (the first year of formation when one is aspiring to the permanent diaconate), I was asked by the wife of a deacon what surprised...

The Journey

The Journey

The journey of discerning the call to the Permanent Diaconate is not one that is traveled solely by the man who is called.

The Deacon Farmer

The Deacon Farmer

For most permanent deacons, ordination introduces an added vocation into their family and professional lives. The Church fashioned the permanent diaconate as a unique way to mingle men who have...

Stephen

Stephen

Growing up, I had very little understanding or experience of the Christian religion, in any of its forms. In the sixties and seventies it was easy to fall through the...

Our Calling

Our Calling

In an earlier blog, my husband, Steven, wrote of his calling to become a deacon. I would like to share what my role has been and what I believe it...

The Call

The Call

I was recently asked the question, what was your call like?