One of God’s priceless gifts to us humans is the gift of memory which enables us to remember our lived experiences; the good and the not so good, and in doing so to draw more fruits from them for the betterment of our lives. As a College community, LJC has memories as numerous as the number of students and members of staff who have walked her grounds; memories as diverse as their faces, names, and accents. In our ocean of memories as a College are the memories of students who entered eternal life as members of the College Community. We refer to these students as, “ANGELS,” and honour their memories annually on their birthdays into eternity.
God will wipe every tear from their eyes. – Revelation 21:4
The Three Angels’ Memorial honours the Memories of Jemila Enehu ATTA, Doom Mwuese FEESE, and Olabisi OYESOLA, three of our students who died in a ghastly motor accident on their way back from a sport competition on March 14, 1998. The trio were very talented and enlivened the College Community, which at the time was in her second year, with their presence and prowess. The College honours their memory annually on the said date with the dual celebration of a Memorial Mass and Concert. The Concert, known as the Christian Concert is a celebration of talents as it offers students the opportunity to showcase their talents.
Night holds no terrors for me sleeping under God’s wings. – Antiphon of Night Prayer
The official beginning of the 2003/2004 academic session was marred by the sudden demise of Soala Ben-Kalio on October 2, 2003. Soala had a zest for life which she exhibited until she breathed her last. The College’s Clinic is named in her memory and an award for resilience is instituted in her name. The College also honours her memory annually with the celebration of a Memorial Mass on the date of her passing.
To live in the hearts of those we love is not to die – Thomas Campbell
Since the Sosoliso plane crash of December 10, 2005 that claimed the lives of sixty of our students, the College honours their memory annually on the said date, first with the celebration of a Memorial Mass, and second with a Candle light procession. As a College we choose to remember our Sixty Angels because to do otherwise is to approve of the misdeeds which gave rise to the tragedy that befell them. Their memories, we shall honour always until the moon be no more for their relationship with the College will never end.