Mission Spirituality for Deacons

St. Philip the Deacon,

pray for us to be worthy

servants of the Gospel.

May the Holy Spirit fill us

with the same passion you had

to continue the mission of Jesus

by crossing borders to bring the

Good News of God's love to all.

Patron of the Maryknoll Deacon Mission Partners Program

In response to the social injustice of the Greek widows being neglected in the daily distribution, the apostles laid hands on seven men. One

of those men, Philip, became one of the first missionaries of the early community. He boldly proclaimed the Gospel by first going to Samaria

and then later south of Jerusalem where he encountered the Ethiopian court official. —Acts

[Icon of St. Philip’s encounter with the Ethiopian Court Official [Acts 8] with permission from artist Ann Chapin. achapin@cardinalconsulting.com]