Deacon and Wives Retreat

The Diocese of Norwich Deacons and Wives Retreat gathered for a weekend retreat in June 2017.


Deacon Bill Ditewig presented:  The Spirituality of the Deacon, seen through the eyes of St. Pope St. John XXIII

Presented by Deacon Bill Ditewig, PhD

June 30 – July 2, 2017

Immaculata Retreat House, Willimantic, CT

During this retreat Bill presented several video clips from the biography of St Pope John XXIII.




 Audio Recording of Bill Ditewig's final talk on Deacon as Leader



Deacon Ditewig holds a Doctorate in Theology from Catholic University of America. He is a noted author, columnist, educator and retreat leader. He has presented and led retreats throughout the United States and Europe. In addition to numerous articles and essays, Bill is the author of some ten books, including: 101 Questions and answers on Deacons; The Emerging Diaconate: Servant Leaders for a Servant Church; To Be and to Serve: The Ministerial Identify of the Deacon. He currently working on his latest book entitled, The Future of the Diaconate: The Next Fifty Years. Bill was ordained Deacon in 1990 by Cardinal James Hickey for the Archdiocese of Washington, DC; from 2002-2007 he served as Executive Director for the USCCB’s Secretariat for the Diaconate.  He has been married to his lovely wife, Diann, for forty-six years.  They have four children and, at last count, fourteen grandchildren.





 I would be called John - Pope John XXIII - videos