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After completing two years at the Sacred Heart Novitiate of the Society of Jesus in Vietnam for the first stage of Jesuit formation, 13 novices took their first simple but perpetual vows on the Solemnity of Pentecost at the chapel of St. Joseph Jesuit Scholasticate in Thu Duc, Hochiminh City, Vietnam on May 31, 2020.
On Saturday, 23 May 2020, Fr. Vincent Pham Van Mam, SJ, Provincial of the Vietnam Province, together with Vietnamese Jesuits, celebrated a special memorial Mass to pray for Fr. Adolfo Nicolás, SJ, former Superior General of the Society of Jesus who passed away in Tokyo, Japan on 20 May 2020.
Sch. Dominic Vu Chi Kien SJ and Sch. Dominic Do Hung Dinh SJ were ordained on 19 March 2020, in…
Most Rev. Sofronio A. Bancud, SSS, DD, bishop of the diocese of Cabanatuan, ordained nine men to the order of…
Father Joseph Bui Quang Minh was born in Vung Tau City, in the South of Vietnam in 1976 and is jesuit since 1999. After having his first studies of philosophy and theology in Paris, he was sent to Munich for his further studies in philosophy and now is pursuing his doctoral dissertation there. He was ordained as a priest in 2014. He is now Director of the Philosophy Program in Saint Joseph Jesuit Scholasticate in Thu Duc, Saigon, teaching philosophy, languages and taking part in some pastoral activities for youth.
Fr Nguyen Hai Tinh SJ, Formation Delegate of the Vietnamese Jesuit Province, has started a series of online video lectures on theology designed for catechists, theology students and anybody interested in theology. Each episode lasts no more than 10 minutes and uses humour and animation to capture viewers’ attention.
Fr. Rogel Abais, SJ, is the Vice President for Academic Affairs of Loyola School of Theology (LST), Manila, Philippines. On 26 March 2019, he visited Vietnam to join the Graduation Ceremony of the St. Joseph Jesuit Scholasticate (SJJS) of the Vietnam Jesuit Province as a representative of the LST with which the SJJS has been affiliated since 2018. Below is a video interview with Fr. Rogel.
Watch the interview with Fr. Joseph Pham Tuan Nghia, SJ, Rector of the St. Joseph Jesuit Scholasticate in Vietnam.