Shown in above photo are Dr. Brophy, Bishop Anthony Chuong and three sisters of the Lovers of the Holy Cross from the Hung Hoa diocese, Vietnam.
Two sisters from Vietnam, Sr. Ban Thi Phung and Sr. Tuyet Nguyen, are currently guests in the FLS English as a second language program based at Marymount College. They came to Marymount from the Lovers of the Holy Cross community in the Hung Hao diocese, which is north of Hanoi, and are part of our continued partnership with this diocese. Besides sharing their joyful presence with us, they assist Campus Ministry as chapel sacristans and leaders of prayer, especially during Friday Adoration.
The Lovers of the Holy Cross is a Roman Catholic female congregation, founded in 1670 by the first vicar Apostolic in Tong-king and Cochin, China, Pierre Lambert de la Motte. The community has approximately 4,800 members. It is the first female religious congregation to be distinguished by its East Asian characteristics, both contemplative and apostolic. There are 24 communes of the Lovers of the Holy Cross sisters of Vietnamese origin, one of which is located in the United States.