Mary Nguyen Thi Phuong Lan (Nguyen) is a Dominican Sister of the St. Rosa Lima congregation of the Sai Gon Archdiocese in Vietnam. After studying at universities in Vietnam and in Manila, Philippines, she worked in formation programs in Vietnam. Now, she is an English teacher for the Catholic college of the Xuan Loc Diocese in Vietnam, and a regular contributor to Global Sisters Report.

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In May, Vietnamese parishes offer flowers to Our Lady

Offering flowers to Our Lady is a beautiful and meaningful gesture to honor the Mother of God, the mother of the church and the mother of each of us.

Vietnamese, who know the pain of war, pray for peace in Ukraine and the world

War is always a horrible brutality, leaving painful consequences that are hard to describe. Vietnamese people sympathize and pray for the tragic situation that the country and the people of Ukraine are suffering.

Dominican sisters help poor patients in Vietnam

Understanding the poverty of citizens in the Xuan Loc Diocese, Dominican Missionary sisters established a charity clinic in 2002; since then, the clinic has provided free care for those who cannot afford a hospital.

For 30 years, Vietnamese sisters accompany and educate orphans

Vietnamese Assumption and Dominican sisters have housed, cared for and taught orphans in Ha Noi Parish of the Xuan Loc Diocese since 1991.