Legionary Brother Ordained At Pinecrest
Published: August 2, 2012
CUMMING—Legionary of Christ Brother Ronald Conklin was ordained to the transitional diaconate June 24, the feast day of John the Baptist, by Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory. The ordination took place in the chapel at Pinecrest Academy.
Originally from Temperance, Mich., Brother Conklin joined the Legion in 2000.
Legionary of Christ Brother Ronald Conklin, second from left, stands with his parents, Kathleen and Don, and Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory in the Pinecrest Academy Chapel June 24. Brother Conklin was ordained to the transitional diaconate that day. (Photos by Christine Clements)
After high school, he entered the Regnum Christi Mission Corps program and served a year in Mexico. He studied classical humanities for two years in Salamanca, Spain, where he served for a three-year apostolic internship as an assistant to the instructor of novices. He continued his studies in Thornwood, N.Y., where he also served as an assistant to the rector. He continued with theology studies in Rome for a year, returning to Thornwood, where he was vice-rector. Most recently, he served as dean of students at Immaculate Conception Apostolic School in New Hampshire.
Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory, third from right, celebrates the ordination Mass for Brother Ronald Conklin, LC, second from left.
Brother Conklin said, “Ordination is a massive responsibility and commitment, and that makes one shiver. But when you know that God is asking it of you, there is nothing to fear.”
The new deacon will be ordained in December 2012.
Brother Ronald Conklin, LC, processes after the Mass at Pinecrest Academy. He was ordained a deacon at the Mass and will be ordained to the priesthood as a Legionary of Christ at the end of 2012. He joined the Legion in 2000.