The Compendium on the Diaconate
The Compendium on the Diaconate: A Resource for the Formation, Ministry, and Life of Permanent Deacons explores how bishops, along with their helpers, the priests and deacons, have taken up the service of community, exercising the divinely established ecclesiastical ministry on different levels. This volume is a collection of fundamental texts for understanding the roots of the diaconate, understanding its ministerial specificity and its potential for development in today's world as well as the Church's pastoral care.
Written through the eyes of a deacon, this study of the permanent diaconate discerns who deacons are in relation to the Church and the service that flows from their interior character—they are ordained ministers, preachers of the Word, and models of Christ.
Pope Francis Deacons: Servants of Charity
Steep yourself in Pope Francis’s vision for the permanent diaconate. This story reviews the renewal of the permanent diaconate and significant magisterial teachings on the office of the diaconate. This beautiful narrative draws the reader into the sacred ministry of the diaconate and will inspire deacons and all those drawn to the service of charity in the Church.