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Dcn. David Stavarz

Deacon in Cleveland, Ohio

Deacon David Stavarz is a transitional deacon for the Diocese of Cleveland. He is a graduate of Borromeo College Seminary and is currently finishing his formation at St. Mary Graduate Seminary, in Cleveland, Ohio. David has a profound a love for music - especially on guitar or vinyl; he loves enjoying God’s creation through snowboarding, running, cycling, and backpacking; and he loves a conversation with a good friend and good cigar. Dc. David hopes to be a priest of the diocese in May of 2019.


Dcn. David Stavarz Latest Blog Posts

Art of the Struggle: Underoath’s “Erase Me”

by Dcn. David Stavarz . June 05, 2018 . 0 Comments

The latest album release Erase Me from the Tampa-based metalcore giant Underoath has been met with conflicting reviews. While music critics sing its praises, some Christian fans have expressed feelings of betrayal. Back ...

Truth and Challenge in the New ‘A Perfect Circle’ Singles

by Dcn. David Stavarz . April 24, 2018 . 0 Comments

In anticipation of their new album, “Eat the Elephant,” A Perfect Circle released three new singles which have gripped my imagination and my prayer. Led by Maynard James Keenan, the band is a symphony of musi...

Tool’s “Right in Two”: A Reflection on Original Sin

by Dcn. David Stavarz . March 06, 2018 . 0 Comments

Over the past year, hype surrounding Tool’s next album has grown significantly. It has been over ten years since the band put out any new material and many people are putting their ear close to the ground for a rel...

The Danger of Talking Over Others

by Dcn. David Stavarz . December 06, 2017 . 2 Comments

Human existence wouldn’t be the same if we weren't able to communicate and enter into meaningful conversations with another people. Conversation is a time of exchanging words with someone else, and a time of an int...

Marathon Running and the Spiritual Life

by Dcn. David Stavarz . September 19, 2017 . 7 Comments

Recently, I ran my first half-marathon in Akron, Ohio and I will say that it was a transforming experience. Even though I thought that I was undertrained and ill-prepared, I was able to run a great race. Throughout the c...