The Linus Mission

Linus Enters the Novitiate

On October 10, 2020, Linus was invited to enter the novitiate for the Missionaries of Christ the Savior (MJS) commonly known as the Jesolites. They live consecrated lives as they promise, profess, and take perpetual profession with their profession with their formation of life in the institute in Fivefold formation: Spiritual Formation, Academic Formation, Human Formation, Pastoral formation, and Medical formation.

The novitiate process lasts for approximately one year. During that time, Linus will be joining the community in prayer, further developing his Gifts of the Holy Spirit, deepening his spiritual life through spiritual reading and meditation and continuing his mission of distributing rosaries, Bibles, and prayer aides to the host community.

Upon completing his novitiate year he will enter “first theology” under the direction of the vocation director and superior of the congregation.

Linus extends his thanks to everyone who has supported him in his ministry and vocation path and asks for continued support and prayers so he can to minister to the widows, orphans, and families in need.

Your prayers and blessings are felt in Nigeria. Linus wishes God’s blessing on everyone. He continues to pray for our health and well-being.

Linus Shares the Profession of Novitiates

Who is Ibekwe chinonso Linus ?

Driven by the Holy Spirit and his intense love of God and devotion to our Blessed Mother, Linus begins each day with Mass and daily reflections on Sacred Scripture. He shares his reflections with friends all over the world. He uses the rosary as a powerful spiritual tool for meditation.

Our friend has a spiritual hunger to help the poor and the needy and spreads the Good News of Jesus Christ throughout the villages he visits. As part of his humanitarian mission he encourages devotion to our Blessed Mother through praying the rosary. He instructs adults and children alike that the gentle repetition of its prayers makes it an excellent way to deepen meditation, open hearts to God’s word, and keep all who embrace this devotion focused on the life of Jesus.

While giving instruction about this beautiful devotion he distributes rosaries whenever and wherever he can. He comforts the sick with his prayerful presence and all look forward to his visits and his sharing of his faith and love of God and our Blessed Mother. He embraces the gift of community building as he holds God very near to his heart and keeps God at the center of his mission work.

How can I help?

To this end, we developed a program to provide Linus with rosaries and other prayer and devotion aids. Although we are able to provide the prayer aides, our challenge is in raising the necessary funds to pay for the postage needed to ship the items. Therefore, we have established a GoFundMe page for this purpose. Please visit GoFundMe if you wish to contribute or contact Deacon Michael (814-288-3036 or Michael.russo@atlanticbb.net) to contribute directly.

Learn more about the struggles in Kaduna, Nigeria

Christians in the farming communities of Kaduna, a large state in northern Nigeria, are being massacred by the Muslim Fulani tribesmen. Thousands of people have been forced to leave their homes and farms. This is one village where Linus ministers.

Sharing with the villagers

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More information on the ongoing struggles
in Kaduna can be found here.