You are the sign of hope and future of Pakistan, Fr. Pascal Paulus
The 30th of November was a joyful, grace filled and memorable day for the Dominican friars in Pakistan. This day two of our young brothers namely, Pervez Simon and Aftab Joseph made their solemn profession in the Order. The Vice Provincial of Pakistan, Fr. Pascal Paulus presided the liturgy of the solemn profession. During his homily Fr. Pascal encouraged the young friars to be steadfast in their vocation. Fr. Pascal urged the brothers to fix their eyes on the person of Jesus as a role model and guide for future life in the Dominican Order. Fr. Pascal stated that brothers are a Jubilee gift for our small Vice Province.
Fr. Pascal congratulated and appreciated the parents of the brothers for presenting their precious gift to the Church. Due to family faith formation the brothers are able to listen to the voice of the Lord and say yes to his calling. Fr. Pascal further stated that the young friars are signs of hope and are the signs of our bright and prosperous future in Pakistan.
Brother Pervez Simon in his words of gratitude appreciated and was thankful to the hard work of their parents, formators and seminary professors. He acknowledged that all these people have contributed to their life, faith journey, education and process of discernment. At this blessed occasion Dominican priests, brothers, sisters and family member of brothers were gathered in great number.
(Fr. Shahzad Aquinas OP)