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World Day of Prayer service held at Saint Michael’s

By Staff | Apr 10, 2019
PHOTO PROVIDED The Father Leo J. O’Donovan S.J. and the Rev. Dr. Ellen Sloan.
PHOTO PROVIDED The Father Leo J. O’Donovan S.J.

Saint Michael’s and Sanibel Catholic Men and Women jointly sponsored a Lenten prayer service, entitled “The Way of the Cross,” on March 29 at Saint Michael & All Angels Episcopal Church. The service and the accompanying visual presentation focused on the relationship between the 14 Stations of the Cross, commemorating Christ’s suffering and death on Good Friday and the plight of modern day refugees across the globe. It was led by the Father Leo J. O’Donovan S.J., president emeritus of Georgetown University and director of mission for the Jesuit Refugee Service/USA in Washington, D.C. The Jesuit Refugee Service grew out of an initial effort to assist post-Vietnam war refugees and has spread to many parts of the world, including the Middle East and Africa. Saint Michael’s rector, the Rev. Dr Ellen Sloan, welcomed the ecumenical audience and participated in the special service.