Harvard Crimson reports on Chapel’s naming for Peter Gomes ’65

Peter Gomes '65 preaches in the Bates Chapel during the Alumni Memorial Service at Reunion 2010, his last public appearance at the college.

Harvard Crimson staff writer Justin Worland reports on the Bates Chapel’s naming in memory of Peter Gomes ’65, the late Plummer Professor of Christian Morals and Pusey Minister in the Memorial Church at Harvard.

Worland quotes Bates multifaith chaplain Bill Blaine-Wallace, who said that “Peter Gomes is adored still at Bates. He so loved this college. Having a friend like Peter certainly made me feel blessed.”

The story quotes Gomes’ sermon at the 2010 Alumni Memorial Service at Reunion: “True reunion is not just a meeting of those who may be walking around, but is that reconnection with those whom we do not see, whom we do not hear, but whose names we know.”

The chapel’s official dedication in Gomes’ memory will occur in the spring.


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