Attention Deacons!

I ran across a very interesting article entitled, “The Character of Diaconate Ordination,” written by Deacon James Keating,  published by Ignatius Insight on August 17, 2010.

It speaks of the sacramental character that is imprinted on the soul of the deacon at ordination. Referring to Cardinal Ratzinger’s (now Pope Benedict) use of the term “brand” or “wound” to describe this character,  he goes on to emphasize the centrality of remaining close with and open to the presence of Christ coming from this character, this wound,  from which diaconal activity flows.

It is well worth the time to read the seven page article.

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