Daly describes diaconate calling as Jesus ‘pulling at my shirt-sleeve’
Michael Daly, 53, said he feels called to serve the sick and the suffering, so they know “they are never alone and that someone is praying for them.” He said his wife, Maureen, stands with him, keeps him honest and on the path when the work gets heavy. A tax, accounting and financial services expert, Daly is a parishioner of Our Lady of the Prairie in Belle Plaine. He is scheduled to be ordained a permanent deacon for the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis Dec. 7 at the Cathedral of St. Paul in St. Paul. The Catholic Spirit asked him via email about his vocation. His answers were edited for clarity.