Notwithstanding the lockdown on places of worship in Lagos State, members of the Catholic Youth Organization of Nigeria, (CYON), Lagos Archdiocese are set to commence its yearly novena to its patron saint, St Charles Lwanga. According to the President, Mr. Chijioke E. Ezugwu, the novena would be coordinated online with daily reflections shared to all members through all the Social Media platforms available. While stressing that the primary aim of CYON was the spiritual development of Youths through personal prayers, Bible and Spiritual reading and participation in the Sacramental Apostolic Missionary life of the Church, he explained that it was the norm to hold yearly novena to her Patron, St. Charles Lwanga and Companions Martyrs.
“In Africa, the patron saint of youths is St. Charles Lwanga. Over the years, we have come together as a family in prayers through the Novena to St. Charles Lwanga from the 25th May – 2nd June annually. Then we celebrate the feast on the 3rd June… The Theme for this year is “Young Man, I say to You, Arise” (Luke 7:14) while the subtheme for the Novena is – I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Helper (the Fruits of the Holy Spirit) John 14:16” Members are expected to hook up on the following platforms: Instagram/Twitter: @cyonadclagos & Facebook/YouTube: CYON Archdiocese of Lagos.