Deacon Steve reflects on St. Paul’s invitation to embrace authenticity in his tenth installment.
Posts in A Deacon’s Diary
A Deacon’s Diary: Loving enemies is hard. Sometimes loving friends is, too.
In his ninth installment, Deacon Steve meditates on enemies and friends. While it’s difficult to love those who hate us, it can even be difficult to love those who love us.
A Deacon’s Diary: The Grace of Dropping In
Sent across the country for a weekend retreat, Deacon Steve finds himself surprised by accents, vulnerability, and abundant blessings.
A Deacon’s Diary: What Does it Actually Mean to be Free?
Starting a new semester, his last as a student, Deacon Steve ponders the freedom that ordinary time, and Ordinary Time, affords.
A Deacon’s Diary: The Nostalgia of Midwinter Darkness
Speaking with an old friend, Deacon Steve explores one of the gifts of priesthood: accompanying people to the last.
A Deacon’s Diary: Why Do I Keep Waking Up to a Knock?
In his latest diary, Deacon Steve can’t figure out who’s knocking on his door. Is it possible that Advent waiting is coloring his dreams?
A Deacon’s Diary: How Do I Pray Through Doubt?
In his latest diary, Deacon Steve Molvarec, SJ is confronted with the age-old question: how do I pray through doubt? His answer surprised him, and will probably surprise you, too.
A Deacon’s Diary: “O Lord, I have never been eloquent” (Exodus 4:10)
Now ordained, am I looking for my voice, or God’s?
A Deacon’s Diary : What Did Your Ordination Feel Like?
In his second installment, Steve Molvarec, SJ grapples with ontological change over pizza and beer
A Deacon’s Diary: Life as An Almost Deacon
In his inaugural Deacon’s Diary, Steve Molvarec, SJ, writes: someone asked me: “How long does it take?” I replied: “I’ve been a Jesuit for nine years. And have less than two weeks until diaconate.” He said: “That’s a really long time.”