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Final Vows in Pakistan

12/03/2011: Pakistan - Photo gallery

On February the 26thone could very well, sing out aloud with Mary to the Lord, "The Lord has done great things for me". Last Saturday, we the Marist Brothers in Pakistan had Brother Adnan Asif, making is Final Vows. Along with Mary, Brother Adnan said, YES, to venture out into new lands, in Marist way of life.

25thevening, at John Paul II Boys Town, the boarders made the night very colourful with singing dancing and various other activities. Number of rituals were celebrated by the family members of Brother Adnan, Brothers and the hostellers. There was great rejoicing and celebration by all those connected to Brother Adnan and the Marist Brothers.

Bishop Rufin Anthony, the Bishop of Rawalpindi Islamabad diocese was the chief celebrant, along with number of Priests. He compared the Marist Brothers with a rose, adding beauty to the garden of God. He appreciated and valued the work done by the Brothers and encouraged vocations to our way of life.

Bro. Paul Bhatti, the provincial delegate in Pakistan, received the Vows on behalf of Br. Emili Turu.  All the Brothers in Pakistan joined Adnan in celebrating his day. Many Religious, friends, relatives and family members of Brother Adnan were present to witness the Vows.

In the vote of thanks, Adnan was grateful to all those who have been support to him during his initial formation and organizing his Final Vows.

Bro. Paul Bhatti, extended special thanks to the family members of Br. Adnan for the gift of his life to the Congregation. He also thanked Bro. Adnan for taking such a bold step in offering total commitment to religious life. Certainly it is a challenge for many young men.

On the same day, two young Pakistani Brothers, Francis Rahmat and Kamran Younas renewed their Vows. It was another simple but beautiful time to rejoice and celebrate.

At the end of the programme, all the invitees joined for a delicious meal.

Pakistan also received the gift of another Pakistani Brother. Bro. Imran Yousaf, who was one of those four Brothers who made their first profession in Tudella, Sri Lanka.

So, we the Marist all over the world and especially in Pakistan, join Adnan, Francis, Kamran and Imran and say, "The Lord has done great things for us."

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By: Paul & Kamran. FMS

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