Joachim Pham has been a National Catholic Reporter correspondent since December 2013 and regularly contributes to Global Sisters Report. He is based in Vietnam.
Congregations in Hue, Vietnam, organized recent gatherings to promote religious vocations among young women. Sisters told how they followed religious vocations versus other ways of life. They shared more details with GSR.
Most sisters, novices and postulants from the convents and communities of the Daughters of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary of Bui Chu have been infected with COVID-19, since the pandemic hit their motherhouse in January.
Approximately 1,000 people so far have been treated without charge at this branch of the Kim Long Charity Clinic, which opened with 200 beds in December 2021 to treat local COVID-19 patients.
In Vietnam, the group Thap Sang Hy Vong creates opportunities for women who have had abortions to reconcile themselves with their unborn children, experience divine mercy and build up a civilization of love and culture of life.