About The Paraclete Catholic Books
The Paraclete Catholic Books and Gifts was first conceived by two members of a Ministry Formation program trying to design a final project. While it did not fit the program?s parameters, Vonnie Spicer and Karl Fillauer did not abandon the idea of providing a Catholic resource to serve the spiritual needs of Knoxville?s 2% Catholic population, and The Paraclete was born in 1987. After years of private ownership, The Paraclete was donated to the Diocese of Knoxville in 2012. Since then, proceeds from sales have been used to support our diocesan seminarians.