Deacon Ryan explores the basic questions of the human heart- who am I? Why am I here? Where did I come from? Where am I going? – through the lens of wonder and human desire.

We yearn for something greater than ourselves to take us outside of ourselves and into relationship and authentic communion with an other – with creation, with other people, and ultimately with God. Deacon Ryan will employ the writing and thought of C.S. Lewis, Father Peter Cameron, and Father Luigi Giussani.

Deacon Ryan Adorjan is a transitional deacon for the Diocese of Joliet, Illinois. He is in his fourth year of theology at the University of St. Mary of the Lake – Mundelein Seminary in the Archdiocese of Chicago. He is a frequent speaker at parish and youth events at home and around the United States. He has created three parish missions, including “Born in Wonder: Welcoming the Christ” and “Facing Mercy.” He is also the creator of the catechetical workshop, “The Theory of Everything.” He is founder of VianneyMedia, a social media apostolate, and has been featured on EWTN’s Life on the Rock. Ryan’s favorite authors include C.S. Lewis, Michael O’Brien, and John Senior. He can be reached through his website,