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A. Institution of the Diaconate in the Church The diaconate is a divine-apostolic institution, and not merely ecclesiastical; the order of the diaconate exists in the Church by the will of Jesus Christ, and deacons exist by apostolic institution, as the Second Vatican Council teaches: “The divinely established ecclesiastical ministry is exercised on different levels by those who from antiquity have been called bishops, priests and deacons.”[1] The New Testament speaks of deacons in

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Prolongs the Incarnation

Doing so he fulfills the specific charism of our Religious Family

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Dignifies the Sacred Liturgy

His devotion manifests the Institute’s marked devotion to the Eucharist

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Belongs entirely to Mary

Doing all things through Mary, with Mary, in Mary & for Mary

These are only three of the 14 essential characteristics that constitute the identity of a priest of our Institute. ​To learn more about these and the other 10 characteristics please click on the button below.

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