The service of the deacon is not a service of activism. It is a call to journey with the men and women of our times, and especially the young people of our time, leading them into a discernment about the fundamental orientation of their lives and especially their Christian lives and thus helping them find Jesus fully within the reality of their lives.

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin

Homily at Ordination of Deacons from the Pontifical Irish College, Rome