16 Deacons at the Dominican House of Studies
March 4, 2014
On 8 March 2014 at 10:30AM, eight friars were be ordained transitional deacons and continue their formation towards the priesthood of Jesus Christ. Among the almost 70 friars in formation for the Province of St. Joseph, sixteen are transitional deacons at the Dominican House of Studies. When three years of simple vows are completed, the clerical student friar may profess solemn vows for life. Upon solemn profession, he prepares for ordination to the diaconate and to the priesthood.
“All clerics, particularly priests of Christ and others who, as deacons or catechists, are officially engaged in the ministry of the word, should immerse themselves in the Scriptures by constant sacred reading and diligent study. For it must not happen that anyone becomes ‘an empty preacher of the word of God to others, not being a hearer of the word of God in his own heart’ (St. Augustine, Sermon 179, 1: PL 8:966).”
+ photos & names of the deacons + practical guidelines to prepare to enter Dominican life + register for next vocation weekend “ What shall I render to the LORD for all his bounty to me? I will lift up the cup of salvation and call on the name of the LORD, I will pay my vows to the LORD in the presence of all his people.” (Ps 116:12-14)
Image: Life of St. Stephen: Ordination and Distributing of Alms by Fra Angelico OP