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 …

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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 …

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