When Fr Peter Nguyễn Văn Toàn SJ received the Sacrament of Holy Orders in St Ignatius Catholic Church in Tokyo on 4 September, he was not doing it alone. He carried with him all the people who had accompanied him in his vocation journey, even if they could not be physically present at his ordination.
Three Vietnamese Jesuits Ordained as Deacons in the Philippines
Three Vietnamese Jesuits were among 17 Jesuits (from Myanmar, Thailand, Kenya, Tanzania, the Philippines, Korea, Timor-Leste, and Uganda) ordained deacons by Most Rev. Honesco Flores Ongtioco, DD, Bishop of Cubao on October 16, 2021 in the Church of Gesù, Ateneo de Manila University in the Philippines.
Not all of us can do the great thing
But we can do the small thing with great love -Mother Teresa-
“Milk for Children & Nutritious Soups for the Elderly”- A COVID-19 Response Program of a Vietnamese Jesuit
Thu Duc, Vietnam-August 30, 2021 – Fr. Paul Nguyen Thai Son, SJ, a priest of the Vietnamese Province of the Society of Jesus in Vietnam, has recognized that when it comes to COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus, senior citizens are especially vulnerable to severe illness.
24 August 2021 – Many provinces and Can Tho City in the Mekong Delta have imposed more restrictions and preventive measures as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread over the region. The measures require local people to stay at home, gatherings of two or more people to be prohibited in public places, and public transportation services to be halted. As a result, many people cannot buy basic commodities, suffer a severe lack of food, even have no food to eat for over a week.
Thu Duc City, August 24 – In response to the Archdiocese of Saigon’s request, 5 Jesuit scholastics: Duc Huan, Phi Long, Van Loc, Van Bien, and Xuan My, have volunteered to work as frontliners together with 92 volunteers including 8 priests and 79 religious brothers and sisters from different congregations at field hospitals and quarantine centers to look after COVID-19 patients in Ho Chi Minh City.
Michael Nguyen Phuoc Bao Dai Loi, SJ, a Vietnamese Jesuit missionary, was ordained to the Diaconate by the Most Rev. Thomas An-Zu Chung, the Metropolitan Archbishop of Taipei, Taiwan on 21 August at the chapel of the Fujen Faculty of Theology of St. Robert Bellarmine in Taiwan.
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4 Universal Apostolic Preferences
Universal Apostolic Preferences (UAPs) are the fruit of a process of discernment lasting almost two years. All Jesuits were invited to take part and in addition our mission partners. It concluded with a confirmation from Pope Francis in a special meeting with Fr General Arturo Sosa. The Preferences give a horizon, a point of reference to the whole Society of Jesus. They captured our imaginations and awaken our desires. They unite us in our mission. The new Preferences are four areas vital for our world today. The Society of Jesus will pay special attention to them in the next ten years. We invite you to learn more and take action with us! We want to make a Gospel difference.