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Where Do Deacons Come From?


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Where Do Deacons Come From? is the 3rd book in the vocation-awareness series written by Elizabeth Ficocelli, illustrated by Shannon Wirrenga and published by Bezalel Books. Like the previous books in the series Where Do Priests Come From? and Where Do Sisters Come From? the Ficocelli-Wirrenga team gives us another excellent vocation-awareness resource for families, parishes, religious education programs, and classrooms interested in fostering a respect for vocations as well as a foundation for the ways in which God may be calling the reader. Like the other books in the series, this book is 20 pages in length with text detailed enough for an older reader and with enough beautiful illustrations to be enjoyed by a younger reader. Each book in the series has a vocabulary page in the back which offers a deeper understanding for the older readers and even for Mom and Dad or teacher! Praise for Where Do Deacons Come From?

Elizabeth Ficocelli has come up with another winner! In direct, simple terms, she explains the important role of deacons in the Catholic Church. This book will be invaluable to people of all ages who have basic questions about their deacons. Since deacons are part of the ancient tradition of the Church, while also being new to the contemporary Church, there is a lot of misunderstanding surrounding them. This book will help immensely to overcome such misunderstandings and lead to a deeper appreciation of all the ministries of the Church. Deacon William T. Ditewig, Ph.D., former Executive Director of the Secretariat for the Diaconate at the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops in Washington, DC, is currently Professor of Theology and a diocesan official of the Diocese of Monterey in California.

Where do deacons come from? Reading Elizabeth s book, it becomes obvious that deacons can come from your home, a best friend s home... or from your parish. Deacons are plumbers, doctors, government workers -- men who recognize a call to serve the Church and the people of God. For parents or grandparents, this book can shine a light into a perhaps dimly lit area of a young man's heart where a vocation to the diaconate is awaiting an invitation. Deacon Tom Fox, Podcaster Catholic Vitamins, Columnist, and Commentator