Deacons and their wives attended a Maynooth Seminar on the Spirituality of the Permanent Deacon led by Deacon James Keating of Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraksa.
Organised by Father Michael Duignan the National Co-ordinator of Formation for the Permanent Diaconate, it was the first ever meeting of Permanent Deacons, candidates for the Permanent Diaconate and their wives from all around Ireland.
As a prelude to Deacon Keating’s lecture, Teresa Talbot (Roscommon) gave a moving presentation of her personal Journey through the formation period and subsequent diaconal ministry of her husband Deacon Seamus Talbot who ministers in Kilbride Parish.
Present also was Bishop Raymond Browne who is Chairperson of the National Training Authority for the Permanent Diaconate in Ireland.
Pic: Courtesy of Elphin Diocese