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Four Vietnamese Redemptorists to be ordained deacons

The four Vietnamese Redemptorists being ordained today, from left,
Hung Tran, Thang Nguyen, Linh Nguyen, and Quang Van Tran, pictured
serving Mass at a Redemptorist gathering.











Please remember in your prayers four Vietnamese Redemptorists who will be ordained deacons July 2 in their home diocese of Saigon, Vietnam. All four came to the United States in 2010 and began English-language studies at Boston University before being accepted in 2011 into the master’s of divinity program at  St. John’s Seminary in Boston. They expect to complete their studies this fall, and anticipate ordination to the priesthood in 2014.

 The four Redemptorists being ordained are:

  • Peter Linh Nguyen, C.Ss.R. (Dak Lak, Vietnam)
  • Joseph Thang Nguyen, C.Ss.R. (Dong Nai, Vietnam)
  • Joseph Hung Tran, C.Ss.R. (Thanh Hoa, Vietnam)
  • Francis Quang Van Tran, C.Ss.R. (Saigon, Vietnam)

In addition, Joseph Thang Nguyen professed his final vows as a Redemptorist on July 1. The other three made their final profession in 2009.

The Redemptorists’ Vietnam Province is experiencing tremendous growth, but lacks resources to adequately prepare all of their seminarians for ordination. During the General Chapter in 2009, the Baltimore Province agreed to allow four Vietnamese students to complete their formation in the United States.

Please pray for them and for the Redemptorists and the Church in Vietnam.