Jesuits hold Lenten retreat amid coronavirus scare
In spite of the heightened scare occasioned by the spread of the ravaging coronavirus across the world, the Jesuit Fathers and Brothers in Lagos have called on all Jesuit alumni, benefactors, Jesuit Parents Teachers Associations, associates and friends to attend its maiden edition of Lenten retreat in Lagos on Saturday.
Jesuit Director of Development, Fr. Kevin-Maria Odey, SJ, who made this call said Lenten Retreat is a way of participating in the Lenten season, a 40-day period of grace and preparation towards Easter.
The Jesuits, formally known as the Society of Jesus (S.J.), a priestly religious order in the Catholic Church, founded by St. Ignatius of Loyola, are noted for their educational, missionary and charitable works.
Fr. Odey said the retreat, which will commence by 10:00 a.m. on March 21 at the Lagos Resource Centre, Victoria Island, is geared towards rekindling the Ignatian values of faith, love, and service among its extended Jesuit family.