“The time was right” – Chris Ashdown always felt called to diaconate

Posted August 5, 2018 2:34 pm by Alan

“The time was right” – Chris Ashdown always felt called to diaconate

Chris Ashdown remembers when, as a young boy, a nun came to his pregnant mother’s hospital room asking if she could pray for them.
It’s a simple gesture that has stayed with Ashdown for decades.
“I was always wondering what she was praying for, if it led to where I am now,” said Ashdown, one of three men scheduled to be ordained to the permanent diaconate Aug. 11 at St. Joseph’s Basilica in Edmonton.
“I always felt called to be a deacon. I have this increasing involvement in the Church and faith. To me, it was a progression, it was leading to this

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