On 20 February 2017, the opening and blessing ceremony of the new chapel, “St. Dominic Chapel” and hall, “St. Thomas Hall” took place at the Louis Hall, Dominican House of Formation, Multan, Pakistan by fr. Pascal Paulus, Vice Provincial of the Vice Province of Pakistan. On this auspicious occasion Dominican friars, Dominican Sisters, Louis Hall Students, OMI priests, and lay faithful were all present. fr. Pascal presided at the thanksgiving Mass. He blessed the new chapel and new hall in the presence of the clergy and lay faithful.
In his homily, fr Pascal said that as Dominicans, one of our priorities is to provide sound and profound formation to the young postulants. It is also our concern to give them healthy and suitable atmosphere for prayer, study and other healthy and creative activities. The new St. Dominic Chapel and St. Thomas Hall are precious gifts to Louis Hall, Dominican House of Formation, Multan.
Fr Pascal expressed his words of congratulations to fr. Naveed Imran, Director of Louis Hall, Dominican House of Formation and to all the postulants for the new chapel and hall. Further he expressed his gratitude to God for giving us grace to construct the new chapel. He also thanked fr. Bruno Cadoré, the Master of the Order and SPEM MIRAM for their financial support towards the successful completion of this project.
At the end fr. Naveed Imran Joshua expressed his words of gratitude to fr. Pascal Paulus, who with great interest has turned this dream into reality. God bless us all in the Dominican Chrism and spirit. The ceremony concluded with a thanksgiving meal and fraternal sharing.
(05 March 2017)