It is November 24, 2015! For a Vietnamese Catholic like me, it is a very special day- the solemnity of Holy Vietnamese Martyrs. This year it is even more special!
Last weekend, I got a chance to come back to the diocese for a short visit in which I helped with the bilingual Mass (English/Vietnamese). At the end of Mass, the statue of Our Lady of La Vang was also blessed and installed in the vestibule of the church.
We were able to celebrate the feast of the Holy Vietnamese Martyrs – our ancestors who had died for their faith in Jesus Christ. In addition, we were reminded of the apparition of Our Lady of La Vang who appeared to console Vietnamese Catholics as well as to strengthen their faith to endure the great and ruthless persecution at the time.
It was a wonderful celebration! The people present were very eager, happy and grateful to God for His blessings as well as for being able to come together and worship God in their language.
May God continue granting His blessings upon us…
Holy Vietnamese Martyrs, pray for us!
Our Lady of La Vang, pray for us!