This course offers the students an opportunity to examine the diaconate by examining its biblical, patristic and canonical roots, its decline and ultimate renewal authorized by the Second Vatican Council.  The emergence of contemporary theologies of the diaconate will also be explored, based on a spirituality of the diaconate which is grounded in the deacon’s sacramental initiation and ordination, coupled with an approach to diaconal ministry which is at once similar yet distinct from the sacerdotal orders of the episcopate and presbyterate.

PA420CE The Call, Mission and Spirituality of the Permanent Deacon Syllabus.pdfPA420CE The Call, Mission and Spirituality of the Permanent Deacon Syllabus.pdf