On deacons: "You will perform minor miracles"

On deacons: "You will perform minor miracles" June 3, 2011

Those are the words of my own Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio at the ordination of 27 new deacons last weekend for the Diocese of Brooklyn.

I wrote about the event here.

Now a video report is up, courtesy of “Currents.”

Check it out. And the diocesan newspaper, The Tablet, has a write up and slideshow.

"I think I would have been happier had the CDF handled the nuns the way ..."

Vatican challenges “interpretation” of cardinal’s remarks ..."
"Blaming "Islamics" for this is like blaming the Pope for the Holocaust Denial of Hutton ..."

One killed, 44 injured in Catholic ..."
"It smacks to me of hyper-sensitivity, a veiled spiritual and intellectual pride, with regards to ..."

Pope Francis: “A Christian who complains, ..."
"Oh, no, we never change our mind, and we always agree, even on points of ..."

Vatican challenges “interpretation” of cardinal’s remarks ..."

Browse Our Archives

Follow Us!

What Are Your Thoughts?leave a comment

One response to “On deacons: "You will perform minor miracles"”

  1. Hmmm…

    Interesting statement…

    “You will perform minor miracles”

    What is a “minor miracle”?

    I would think ANY “miracle” is something major, regardless…

    It somewhat brings to mind the first reading from last weekend, the Sixth Sunday of Easter, (Acts 8:5-8, 14-17) where the Philip being referred to was one of the newly ordained seven deacons… “With one accord, the crowds paid attention to what was said by Philip when they heard it and saw the signs he was doing. For unclean spirits, crying out in a loud voice, came out of many possessed people, and many paralyzed or crippled people were cured.”

    This sounds “major” to me, even if it was only a deacon performing “minor miracles”…


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.