ACN Project – Pakistan

A study room or lecture theatre for the Dominican House of Formation in Multan

The Dominicans are very active in Pakistan, with some 32 Dominican priests working in parishes across the country, in the prison outreach, the youth apostolate, media apostolate and other areas as well. They also organise spiritual exercises and days of recollection and are active in defending the rights of the Christian minority in this “Islamic Republic,” in which non-Muslims sadly often face all kinds of discrimination and even violent attacks.

For 53 years now, the Dominicans have had a formation house in the Diocese of Multan. It was here in Pakistan, in 1974, that the first native-born Pakistani Dominicans were ordained to the priesthood. And vocations are still rising today.

The formation house in Multan can accommodate up to 50 people and serves not merely as a formation centre for new vocations, but also as the central headquarters of the Pakistan Dominicans. The centre offers a range of different activities and events, including gatherings for religious men from all over the country, retreat days, and teaching and study days for the laity as well.

However, the classrooms are very small and can accommodate no more than eight to ten people. They need a larger lecture theatre or study room, with space for something like 35 to 45 people. We are proposing to help with a contribution of $21,900 for a suitable hall.

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