You may remember my postings last year about deacon candidate Ken Conklin: dying from cancer, given just weeks to live, and entering the last year of his formation, he was ordained a permanent deacon ahead of his class at his home by Knoxville Bishop Rick Stika.

But Deacon Ken amazed everyone. His health dramatically improved. He was able to preach and serve at his home parish.

And, as you can see in the photo above, Deacon Ken Tuesday evening attended the Chrism Mass.

Bishop Stika wrote on Facebook:

I just celebrated the Mass of the Holy Chrism tonight at the Cathedral and I’ll post some photographs tomorrow but I want to post one tonight, Deacon Ken.

I ordained Deacon Ken at his home last August because he was given just two weeks to live.

I truly believe it’s a miracle! Many people have been praying through the intercession of the Servant of God Father Patrick Ryan for Ken’s recovery.

Apparently, it was not time for Ken to go home to the Lord. Deacon Ken has gained 50 pounds, serves the weekend at his parish, All Saints and now has been accepted into the training program to be be a chaplain to the Knoxville Police Department.

What a joy!

Now thank we all our God!