The 19th of March 2017 was a day of great joy for the Oblate Delegation of Bangladesh. On that day, the newly built scholasticate, dedicated to St. Eugene De Mazenod, was inaugurated by Fr. Stefan OBERGFELL, the Provincial of the Central European Province, and Fr. Aloys TERLIESENER, the Mission Procurator. The new building is a great gift to the Oblates of Bangladesh from the that Province. Surely they have made a big sacrifice for our young Oblates. Our Superior General, Fr. Louis LOUGEN, had laid the foundation stone on 2nd June 2013, when he visited Bangladesh.

It was a dream of our pioneer Oblates to have a good scholasticate where there would be suitable facilities for the formation community. Today the dream became a reality through the prayers and support of many donors. We are also grateful to Fr. Thomas KLOSTERKAMP, former Provincial of the Central European Province and his administration who took the first initiative to help build the scholasticate. The Delegation Superior, Fr. Dilip SARKAR and his councilors put their hearts and souls into building this formation house.

The dedication day included the celebration of the Holy Eucharistic, thanking God for his blessings upon us. A large number of the faithful were in attendance.