The Blessing of the New Scholasticate


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On 30 November 2019, all Vietnamese Oblates (in Vietnam and abroad), with their friends and associates, were in a festive mood. Bishop Joseph Tước of Phú Cường solemnly blessed and inaugurated the new building of the OMI Scholasticate in Lái Thiêu, Vietnam.

(L-R) Fr. Emmanuel Khuong OMI (Mission Superior), Bishop Tước, and Fr. Roland Jacques, OMI

This project, carried out with very significant help from the Province of France, was aimed at reducing the “demographic pressure” on the old building next door, due to the abundance of vocations. The 2011-2012 building, planned for 30 scholastics, currently houses 50! We ask for your prayers that the quality of the formation that is assured for them will correspond to the beauty of the place.

Our friends and associates came in great numbers: the meal that followed the ceremony and the Mass brought together 1050 guests. Thanks for the prayers of many, that the quality of formation may match the beauty of the buildings.