Designed for the Diaconate

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Addressing All Aspects of Deacon Formation

The deacon is ordained specifically for the ministry of proclamation and instruction, of sanctification in the sacramental life of the Church, and of charity and assistance. Programs that prepare deacons within the context of other ministry preparation programs sometimes lose a sense of the particular ministerial identity of the permanent deacon.

Saint Meinrad's program is designed to appreciate and foster the charism of the diaconate and its unique ministry, integrating it into every activity of the formation period.