Our Main Speaker for this year is…

Fr Lodewicus Barnard  SJ 羅德偉 神父

Father Lodewicus Barnard (aka Fr. Barnard, aka Fr. Wicus, aka 羅神父) is a South African Jesuit who belongs to the Chinese Province of the Society of Jesus. He received his formation in South Africa, Zambia and Taiwan, and is currently studying for a doctorate in Canon Law at Saint Paul University in Ottawa. He is passionate about the Catholic Faith, his priestly ministry, primary evangelization, and helping others come to know Jesus and grow in their relationship with God. Contrary to popular belief, Fr. Wicus is super shy and an extreme introvert. He loves music and listens to anything from Gregorian Chant and Contemporary Christian music to K-pop, Mandopop, Country, and Hip Hop. His interests include Asian cuisine, K-dramas, Chinese movies, and SLEEPING. He considers any form of exercise as penance but has been seen swimming and taking long walks. Ask him about his recent obsession with portable confessionals!