Tuesday, July 15, 2014

The diaconate is 'big' - Thomas Merton

A reflection by Thomas Merton, shortly after his ordination to the diaconate in 1949:

‘The first thing about the diaconate is that it is big. The more I think about it the more I realize that it is a Major Order. You are supposed to be the strength of the Church. You receive the Holy Spirit ad robur, not only for yourself, but to support the whole Church.’

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