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St. Jerome, Doctor of the Church


Franciscan University of Steubenville

Online Postordination

Diaconal Formation

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Forming Those Who Form Others

Responding to the new requirement to provide five years post-ordination formation, Franciscan University's Catechetical Institute offers affordable, high quality content, delivered through an innovative learning management system to assist and support bishops and their diaconal directors in their responsibility for ensuring suitable ongoing growth for those called to this ordained ministry.

Rooted in the Basic Norms for the Formation of Deacons and the National Directory for the Formation, Ministry, and Life of Permanent Deacons, the post-ordination formation we provide is firstly centered upon the spiritual life of the deacon with the goal of drawing him into an everdeepening communion with Christ the Servant.

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