Well begun is half done! The Canadian Carmelites of the Karnataka-Goa Province (India) under the leadership of Fr. Rudolf V. D’Souza have taken another bold leap. The ground breaking ceremony of LITTLE FLOWER Formation House at Fraser Valley, North Deroche Road 10789 was held on 27th December 2013, the Birthday of our generous and benevolent benefactor Helen Chua Tiampo. Though the day began with incessant rains making it difficult for the invitees to reach the destination on time; providentially it all subsided when the ceremony began. After Fr. Rudolf gave an introduction he blessed the site and excavated the ground followed by Helen. Fr. Jerald D’Souza introduced the reading from the Scriptures for reflection and Fr. Boniface D’Souza prayerfully read out the Psalm. The Secular Carmelites sang the Flos Carmeli and Salve Regina solemnising the occasion. Mr. Francis Wong along with Mr. Stewart Hayashi prepared the ground for the celebration with all the needed items and food. Helen was invited to cut the Birthday Cake and officially release Fr. Rudolf’s 27th Book: AND IT YIELDED A HUNDREDFOLD. There were approximately 55 people present for the occasion.
The construction work will begin in Mid-January 2014 after mid-winter and the target date for the inauguration has been fixed as 16th July 2015.
Fr. Rudolf has toiled hard with determination to obtain all permissions from the Fraser Valley Development Authority, the Architects Final Drawings of the building; landscaping and Car Parking Facilities. There is additional good news in that fact that the Fraser Valley Land development authorities have identified our area as the potential block for housing and residential sites and have begun a road widening project that leads to our property. While we request your prayers for this mega project that will help us implant our Order in Canada, we salute the heroic efforts of Fr. Rudy in shouldering this immense responsibility!