Our Diaconal Call: Accompanying Families Through a Miscarriage or Stillbirth

Posted March 17, 2019 3:06 am by Guest Contributor

Our Diaconal Call: Accompanying Families Through a Miscarriage or Stillbirth

By Deacon Gerard-Marie Anthony and Dr. Sabine Heisman
A deacon is an icon of Christ the servant. Christ came to serve, search out the sick (Mk. 2:17), and help heal the brokenhearted (Ps. 147:3). We too, as His deacons, must serve in these ways to be the icons we are called to be through our ordination. Thus, the National Directory of the Formation, Ministry, and Life of the Permanent Diaconate states:
“The deacon must strive, therefore, to serve all of humanity …while devoting particular care to the suffering… Ultimately, the deacon’s principle diakonia—a sign of the Church’s mission—“should bring [all whom

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