It's a good day. If you are looking for some good news, here it is. Today Archbishop Carlson of St. Louis ordained 30 men to the diaconate at the Altar of the Chair of St. Peter. They, along with 10 or so of their brothers who were already ordained deacons, will serve our community as transitional deacons this year before receiving the ordination to priesthood in the Spring.
This is a picture from the prayer vigil the night before the ordination.
So is this one.
These are the deacon candidates processing in.
A shot from the back. Actually, directly to the right of the photo is the papal altar and the tomb of St. Peter.