St. Valentine Church in Peru sets Lenten retreat

Rev. Lew will conduct a series of talks

Dino Gualandri receives ashes on his forehead during the morning Ash Wednesday Mass from The Very Rev. Gary Blake on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2023 at St. Valentines Church in Peru.

St. Valentine Church in Peru will host a Lenten retreat Feb. 18-20 emphasizing the rosary and divine mercy.

A Dominican father, the Rev. Lawrence Lew, O.P., will conduct a series of talks explaining why the Blessed Virgin Mary gave St. Dominic the rosary to console and empower the faithful.

The retreat begins with Mass at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 18, followed by a 6:30 p.m. talk with confessions available. Mass will be said at 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 19 and Tuesday, Feb. 20 followed by talks at 6:30 p.m.

The event concludes Tuesday with rosary procession and enrollments in the Rosary Confraternity.

All events are in St. Valentine Church, 1109 Pulaski St.