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DEACONS: CALLED AND EMPOWERED TO SERVE

This year Exeter deacons and diaconal enquirers met at Buckfast Abbey for our annual day of reflection. Our theme for the day was ‘The Praying Heart of the Deacon’. It was a very blessed time, not only because of our beautiful surroundings, but also because of the wisdom and grace that RC Deacon Ed Channing … Continue reading DEACONS: CALLED AND EMPOWERED TO SERVE

FEAST DAY OF ST IGNATIUS OF LOYOLA

Ignatian spirituality is profoundly important for many deacons, especially for his spiritual exercises.  Today the church celebrates Ignatius of Loyola. St. Ignatius Loyola was born in 1491, one of 13 children of a family of minor nobility in northern Spain. As a young man Ignatius Loyola was inflamed by the ideals of courtly love and knighthood and … Continue reading FEAST DAY OF ST IGNATIUS OF LOYOLA

TEMPTATIONS FOR DEACONS

RC Deacon Ed Channing, the speaker for our inspirational Deacons’ Day of Reflection, also offers his ‘take’ on this teaching document from Pope Francis.  Relevant to all ministers, whatever denomination, whatever ministry! TEMPTATIONS FOR DEACONS Rev Deacon Ed Channing I want to mention the teaching document “The Joy of the Gospel” of Pope Francis. Francis … Continue reading TEMPTATIONS FOR DEACONS

THE PRAYING HEART OF THE DEACON

This is the second talk given by Roman Catholic Deacon Ed Channing at the annual Deacons’ Day of Reflection in Exeter diocese recently. The praying heart of the deacon Between altar and marketplace Rev Deacon Ed Channing I want to talk about public and liturgical prayer. This is the ministry of sanctification, or of the … Continue reading THE PRAYING HEART OF THE DEACON