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. firstname.lastname@example.org]