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Women called to the vocation of deacon

Women Called to the Diaconate

The present

Great Britain Moya St Leger, resident in Great Britain, journalist and political reformer. She offered herself as a candidate for the diaconate to her bishop.   Angelika Fromm Angelika Fromm
Purple Stole Action, member of Maria of Magdala, Germany
 
    Feel free to tell your story, if you feel, or felt, called to the diaconate!      

The past

From at least the 3rd to the 8th centuries women were sacramentally ordained as deacons in the Catholic Church!

Read more about this here:

Overview Signs of a Vocation A woman's journey Steps to take Answering critics Writing your story
Six options for Catholic women who feel called to the priesthood?

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Wijngaards Institute for Catholic ResearchThis website is maintained by the Wijngaards Institute for Catholic Research.

The Institute is known for issuing academic reports and statements on relevant issues in the Church. These have included scholars' declarations on the need of collegiality in the exercise of church authority, on the ethics of using contraceptives in marriage and the urgency of re-instating the sacramental diaconate of women.

Visit also our websites:Women Deacons, The Body is Sacred and Mystery and Beyond.

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