Bishop Glen John Provost
Bishop of Lake Charles
Dedication of Immaculate Conception Cathedral
Saturday, August 31, 2019
Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception
Lake Charles, Louisiana
“I have truly built you a princely house and dwelling, where you may abide forever.” II Chronicles 6:2
Did Father Hubert Cramers call to mind that verse from Second Chronicles when he first stepped foot into his new church? I would like to think he did. Solomon observes the priests transporting the Ark of the Covenant into the new temple with great ceremony and rejoices that God now lives with His People. The sacred place is filled with the sound of trumpets and a cloud of incense. The Lord’s glory indeed consumes the house of God (II Chronicles 5:14).