Dc. Jim Russell

Dc. Jim Russell

Archdiocese of St. Louis

Deacon Jim Russell is a lifelong St. Louis resident, "cradle" Catholic, husband, father of eleven, and grandfather of two. Ordained to the Diaconate in 2002, Deacon Russell serves in the Archdiocese of Saint Louis, Missouri. He previously worked in full-time parish ministry for the last fourteen years. He remains an active supporter of Catholic radio and the Catholic blogosphere. Deacon Russell’s theological interests include the sanctity of marriage and the work of St. Pope John Paul II, particularly his “Catecheses on Human Love” (Theology of the Body). Follow Deacon Russell on Twitter at @MarriageSTL.

"For me, it is a great joy to be together with priests." -Pope Benedict XVI