Diaconia is the headquarter of the Shalom Catholic Community’s General Government where the advisories, secretariats and sectors are linked directly to the general moderator work. It is called Shalom’s heart, because it assists the missions in many services linked to the missionary and communitarian action, the work with the youth, and to the human and vocational promotion.
The name “diaconia” comes from Greek “diakoneo”, which means “service made through love”, without constraint and in a perfect harmony with Christ’s teaching. The name was suggested by the Cardinal Stanislaw Rylko in 2006, when he came to visit Shalom. At that time, the Community was making efforts to start the building of the General Government’s headquarter.
Placed in the district of Aquiraz, 27 km from Fortaleza, the place has a chapel, offices and communitarian residences. The architecture, the ambience and the iconography were made to remit, through the beauty and sobriety, the espousal love to Jesus Christ and to the peace communicated by him.