Ministry of the Words

Deacon Mick O’Donnell is a novelist, but his life makes a compelling and inspiring story of its own. Ordained in 1991, he has had 31 years as a permanent deacon and “is still in love with the ministry.”  Back in the 80’s, there were few such deacons in Australia and Mick was working in criminalContinue reading “Ministry of the Words”

A Vision from God

Vanessa Comninos was an optometrist, helping people with their physical vision. But one day, her sister reminded her of Jesus’ call to Simon Peter, “drop your nets and follow me”. So Vanessa set out into the deep to help people with their spiritual vision: to see God and for God to see them. That wasContinue reading “A Vision from God”

Possibilities for deacons in Religious Institutes (RI)

Rev. Assoc. Prof. Anthony Gooley At our Feast of St Phoebe Webinar, Deacon Anthony noted one of the unanswered questions and kindly offered this blog post in response. It also relates directly to the recent blog about Sr Helen. Thanks, Anthony! I was asked by a member of a women’s Religious Institute (RI) of pontificalContinue reading Possibilities for deacons in Religious Institutes (RI)


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