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Executive Director

Father Louis V. Iasiello, OFM, PhD
Executive Director


Associate Director

Deacon Roger Carrier
Associate Director


Associate Director

Deacon Michael Berstene
Associate Director



Josephinum Diaconate Institute
Pontifical College Josephinum
7625 North High Street
Columbus, Ohio 43235


Business Office

Mary Claire Albert Business Office -DLD-F10 Pontifical College Josephinum 7625 North High Street Columbus, Ohio 43235


The Josephinum Diaconate Institute     Verbum – Liturgia – Caritas

The Josephinum Diaconal Review

The JDR publishes essays and book reviews addressing a range of topics of interest to those in the Order of Deacons and diaconal ministry. The vision of the Institute positions the JDR as a significant resource for the formation of deacons and an essential component in the continuing formation for deacons. The Josephinum Diaconal Review is published in the Fall (October) and Spring (April). An annual subscription to the JDR includes two issues.

The JDR welcomes essays for publication. Please email your submission of 2,500 to 5,000 words. The JDR publication standards are available here.  Please send your essay in Microsoft Word format to

Deacon Michael Berstene, MS of the Diocese of Norwich CT is the Editor / Managing Editor.
Ella Johnson, PhD, St Ambrose University is the Book Review Editor  


Subscriptions are available for one or two years in the following categories:
United States
Library (see details below)
Group (see details below)

The price of an annual subscription is as follows:

Subscription (Print subscriptions include digital access)One yearTwo Years
Digital Subscription Only$20.00$35.00
The United States and Canada$29.00$54.00
Library – The United States and Canada$35.00$65.00
Library – International$40.00$75.00
Single Issue – $15 plus $2 shipping

When selecting your subscription, please make sure the select the US, Canada, or International links to view the proper forms.

New Subscription: Subscribe to the Josephinum Diaconal Review

Purchase a Single Issue

Manage your Subscription: Manage or Renew your Subscription to the Josephinum Diaconal Review

Gift: Give a subscription to the Josephinum Diaconal Review

Library Copies:

Library copies are delivered in a sealed envelope to protect the journal in transit. A one-year subscription for a library copy is $30.00 and a two-year subscription is $55.00  Outside of North America (the USA and Canada) the one-year price is $35.00 and the two-year price is $60.00. 

Group Subscriptions

Please Click the download button for an offline order form that includes pricing information for group subscriptions with discounts for more than 25 subscribers. 

One Year1-25 copies> 25 copies
North America2926
Two Years1-25 copies> 25 copies
North America5450

Directors who wish to enter a group subscription should prepare an Excel file with the following nine columns:
1. Title (Deacon, Father, Bishop, Mr., etc.),
2. First name
3. Last name
4. Generation, if applicable, e.g., Jr., Sr.
5. Number and street to which the JDR should be mailed
6. City
7. State
8. Zip
9. email address

Please email the file to Deacon Michael Berstene,


In February 2014, the Board of Trustees of the Pontifical College Josephinum approved the acquisition of the New Diaconal Review by the Josephinum Diaconate Institute.  

The New Diaconal Review had been published in the United Kingdom for the past five years by the International Diaconate Centre – North European Circle.  Deacon Tony Schmitz of the Diocese of Aberdeen, Scotland, served as editor.  Beginning with the April 2015 issue, the journal has been renamed the Josephinum Diaconal Review (JDR). 

Deacon James Keating, a member of the faculty of the Institute for Priestly Formation at Creighton University in Omaha, NE was the editor for the first six issues, from 2014 to 2018.