On the 21st of August 2020 I celebrated the 15th anniversary of my diaconal ordination. My motto as a deacon is Receive the Holy Spirit (John 20,22)”, a motto which I adopted thinking that God is freely giving his Holy Spirit, the gifts and the charisms thereof, to the whole of humanity, throughout the world, in all circumstances, even if we do not see it, even if it is in culturs or languages which we do not know.
As a permanent deacon of the Archdiocese of Santiago de Chile, ordained more than eighteen years ago, incardinated in the parish San Alberto Hurtado of Peñalolén, in the Eastern Zone of the Archdiocese of Santiago de Chile and as a married man (with my wife Sary) and father of three daughters (Sarita, Pía and Paz), I would like to reflect on the following: The threefold manner is still valid and nobody changed it; that is to say, we deacons must still exercise the ministry of the Word, of Liturgy and of Charity.
Reflections by our delegate Miguel Ángel Herrera Parra
“God is calling us to a radical conversion and to a depth of trust in him which will allow God’s power to be released in our weakness, God’s wisdom to be revealed in our bewilderment, God’s truth to break through our disillusion” (God of Surprises, Gerard W. Hughes)
Our delegate Callum from South Africa tells us about his life and vocation.