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Australian Catholics Exploring the Diaconate
North Sydney, Australia
May 1, 2024

As Australian Catholics Exploring the Diaconate, we hosted a retreat for women and men at the Mary MacKillop Centre in North Sydney, Australia to explore the diaconate and to uplift the witness and ministry of St. Phoebe. Participants included women and men who feel called to the diaconate, along with current deacons, their wives, clergy and religious Sisters. Together, we shared our stories, learned about the spirituality of diaconate and living the diaconate in our communities. We prayed together, celebrated mass and concluded our time with a webinar that specifically highlighted the example and witness of St. Phoebe.

It was deeply inspiring to bear witness to the stories of each person’s journey of faith and ministry. Together, we ensured that everyone’s voice and experience had space to be heard and valued. This event was part of our journey to support diaconal ministry in Australia. It was so wonderful to bear witness to the stories of others, and to learn together of the history and tradition of women in the diaconate during the early Church. St. Phoebe is an example and inspiration to us on our journey together.

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Organization
“We raised so much awareness from our event, of both the ongoing Synod and of St. Phoebe and her ministry. Together, we learned of the power of the intercession of St. Phoebe, and how significant her feast day can be to carry the message of women’s roles in the Church.”
The Church of St. Francis Xavier
New York, NY
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Organization
“The most meaningful parts of our celebration together included a standing ovation following the witness reflection, the power and strength of the reflection itself, and the procession at the start of mass. In the procession, young women carried in and presented symbols of St. Phoebe including an icon, the commission of St. Paul, a deacon’s stole and a pitcher of water to symbolize our shared baptism.”
Parroquia de San Bernabé
Chicago, IL
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Testigo
“Preaching on the Feast of St. Phoebe, and supporting and training other women to preach, was a joyful and invigorating experience. It is beautiful to see women claim the truth that they are called and gifted, and equally beautiful to see the People of God’s receptivity to women’s preaching, ministry, and leadership.”
Rhonda Miska
St. Phoebe Day Witness at St. Thomas More Catholic Community in St. Paul, MN; Founder and Co-convener of the Catholic Women's Preaching Circle; Catholic Women Preach Advisory Board Member

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