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S+L on the road: The Vietnamese Connection

Cheridan Sanders

Friday, April 17, 2015

Portrait of Bishop Dominic Mary Ho-Ngoc-Can, founder of the Daughters of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary
My time in New Orleans has yielded many interesting stories, one of these is the role that the Archdiocese of New Orleans played in receiving refugees after the Vietnam war. At the request of Archbishop Philip Hannan the Daughters of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary moved from Philadelphia (where they were studying) to New Orleans to build up and support the Vietnamese community as they made their way in America.
We’ll explore that story line more in the series, but for now, I'll share this article featured in America magazine. It’s an interview with Bishop Luong, the first and only Vietnamese American Catholic bishop. In the article, he speaks about his work among Vietnamese refugees and the continuing importance of the Rosary in Vietnamese family life today.
Sr Sandy Nguyen, Daughters of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary of Chi Hoa welcomes us.
But we’re getting ahead of ourselves! Here’s a tidbit of info that my guide (and gracious host) Dr. Barbara Fleischer of Loyola Institute for Ministry pointed out to me on our drive over to visit the Daughters of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary.
Here, Sr. Sandy Nguyen gives us a quick tour of the Motherhouse.

CherdianS1The Producer Diaries
Cheridan Sanders shares her experiences developing an original S+L television series featuring seven women religious communities located in Africa, the Philippines, Timor-Leste and the United States. The globe-trotting series invites viewers to delight in the spiritual gifts of each of community and witness the extraordinary work of: educating girls, ministering to outcasts, sheltering HIV orphans, preventing human trafficking, taking care of the elderly, and so much more. The time is now to show the world how magnificent our Sisters are. The new series is an exciting collaboration with the Loyola Institute for Ministry in New Orleans and is made possible through a $900 000 dollar grant from the Conrad Hilton Foundation.

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