GIỚI THIỆU FILM MỚI "Martin de Porrès - Tấm Lòng Nhân Ái". Cuộc đời Thánh Martin de Porres là một bài ca tuyệt diệu về lòng nhân ái. Lòng nhân ái không cần có địa vị xã hội cao; Lòng nhân ái không cần có kiến thức thâm sâu; Lòng nhân ái không cần có tài năng xuất chúng; Lòng nhân ái không cần có tiền rừng bạc biển; Lòng nhân ái chỉ có một điều cần thiết thôi: >>>
[VSL News 2009.11.07] At 11 AM today, at St. Vincent Liêm's Church, on the occasion of the Feast of St. Martin de Porrès, the Association of Supporting Dominican Vocation of the VSL Vicariate organized a solemn celebration in the honor of the saint to pray for more vocations to the Vicariate, and also in being grateful of its generous donors, to pray for them, living as well as deceased. Ten Dominican priests were concelebrating the solemn mass with Fr. Regional Prior Joseph Trần Trung Liêm, OP, who was the main celebrant and also the homilist. In the homily, Fr. Joseph Liêm recalled the words of our papa Benedict XVI: The Word of God reminds us that all laws of God can be summed up into one word, i.e. LOVE. >>>
On this very special day, "the VSL Patriarch" Fr. Dominic Phạm Văn Bảo has just turned to the age of seventy. It is the age of wonder, for it is inevitably marked with the blessing from God. May the Almighty God continue blessing this humble friar long life of witnessing His Love in the rest of his journey of imitating the good Shepherd to serve the Church and the Order of Friar Preachers. >>>
[VSL News 2009.09.21] On Tuesday, 8th September 2009, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Calgary celebrated a solemn mass of priesthood anniversary for Jubilarian presbyters, among whom two belong to the VSL Vicariate, Fr. Vincent Hà Viễn Lự, OP on his 40th anniversary, and Fr. Joseph Vũ Quang Cảnh, OP on twenty-fifth. On this occasion, the VSL Vicariate proudly presents one of its "patriarches", Fr. Vincent Hà Viễn Lự, OP. >>>
PHOTO ALBUM OF BRO. DOMINIC TUẤN'S FIRST PROFESSION. Bro. Dominic Tuấn made his first profession of vows in the Order of Friar Preachers on Saturday, 5 September 2009, at St. Dominic's Church, San Francisco, CA, USA. After one long seriously-discerning year in Novitiate, friar Tuấn was now willing to take one step further in the Dominican life. At the Solemn Ceremony of Profession, friar Joseph Trần Trung Liêm, the Regional Prior of the VSL Vicariate came from Calgary to represent all the Vietnamese Dominican friars abroad. >>>
[VSL NEWS 2009.09.10] AGAPE GATHERING AT ST. DOMINIC'S PRIORY.
As a new school year starts, the priory of St. Dominic, presently headquarter of the Regional Vicariate, also begins its first strike on the chord for its regular life of Dominican observance. During the summer, the brothers have alternatively taken chance to take their vacation or to visit family afar or to preach for retreat at some other places. At 5:00PM Thursday 10th June 2009, most of the friars currently living in Calgary gathered at St. Dominic's priory and celebrated the AGAPE together. As a custom to St. Dominic's priory, the Agape normally includes 3 parts: banquet of the Word, of the Eucharist, and then of the stomach. Afterwards, there are variety of things to do to foster the fraternal bonding ... Today Fr. Regional Prior Joseph Trần Trung Liêm, OP, who was the main celebrant also gave the homily very encouraging and comforting the brethren. After the mass, Fr. Prior Vincent Đinh Ngọc Thảo treated the brothers with fresh steak AUTHENTICLY from Alberta. With FRESH MEAT, probably the two priors wanted to say that it is now a FRESHLY NEW BEGINNING of a year.
[VSL NEWS 2009.09.03] THE LONELY BIRD IN THE LAND OF BUDDHISM.
In August 2008, Fr. Joseph Đinh Văn Nghị, OP received a mandate to initiate the missionary work in Thailand, the land highly affiliated with Buddhism as its national religion. Since then, Fr. Joseph Nghị has officially begun his apostolate as a professor in philosophy and religious studies at the University of the Assumption, Bangkok, Thailand. As a foreigner to a country with rich culture and different language, Fr. Nghị has experienced tremendous difficulties right from the very first step on this strange land. After a year of spending enormous effort to get adjusted and to implement pioneering task of establishing Dominican presence in the missionary land, sterile yet fertile, he has so much to say ... CLICK HERE TO READ MORE.
[VSL NEWS 2009.09.03] GIỚI THIỆU TRANG MẠNG "LỜI NHẬP THỂ" - "THE INCARNATE WORD".
Website of the Incarnate Word is initiated and run by Fr. Anthony Tien Dinh, OP. Upon completing his initial formation for a Dominican priest at the House of Studies in Washington, DC, Fr. Anthony was simultaneously granted the teaching degree, Licentiate in Sacred Theology by the Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception. Immediately after being ordained to the priesthood in 1997, he was assigned to be the chielf editor of the Truth Magazine. In 2000, when the Regional Vicariate took their first apostolate step in the America East at the Holy Martyrs of Vietnam Catholic Church (the first Vietnamese Catholic Parish in the U.S.), Arlington, Virginia, Fr. Anthony became the first Dominican pastor, who fruitfully served at the parish, and notably he brought the life of the parish into full blooming. In 2005, he took leave from Arlington for pursuing higher studies in Scripture, first at Biblicum and Angelicum in Rome, and then Ecole Biblique in Jerusalem. After successfully completing his doctorate degree in Biblical Theology and ancient languages, he returned to the Vicariate in Calgary, Canada. Fr. Anthony is now residing at. St. Dominic's House in Houston, Texas, and leads the Catechetical Training Program for Vietnamese catechists in the region.
[VSL NEWS 2009.09.01] THE FAREWELL LETTERS FROM FR. JOSEPH LUC DO, OP
Fr. Joseph Đỗ Văn Lực, OP, a Dominican friar, has been loved from within as well as from without. Though he already left us physically, but his spiritual legacy has been swaying all those having ever known him. As a part of the Order of Friar Preachers, he has ardently devoted his life to preaching. Not only trying to reach his flock from the pulpit of his local parish, he tried his best to reach to all people, especially with his series of homily under the title "The Good News to the People Today" (Tin Mừng cho Người Thời Đại) through the internet. As a priest, he was such an example of a compassionate shepherd. Fr. Joseph Lực has spent many years of his priestly service to the two Vietnamese Dominican parishes in Houston, Our Lady of Lavang and Our Lady of Lourdes. He has shown much love for them throughout all the years. His love has not only stopped at those entrusted to him in ministerial territory but also reached beyond his boundary to ....>>
[VSL NEWS] NEW PASTORS ARE INSTALLED AT ST. VINCENT LIEM'S PARISH, CALGARY, CANADA.
At 11 AM, Sunday, 2nd August 2009, Bishop Frederick Henry of Calgary Diocese celebrated the Installation Mass for the new pastor at St. Vincent Liêm Church, Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Father Joseph Vũ Quang Cảnh, OP, who has server as Chaplain to the Vietnamese Community in Ottawa and to the Hospitals in the Capital region of Canada for more than 30 years, is now installed as pastor to serve the flock at the Vietnamese parish of St. Vincent Liêm. St. Vincent Liêm Parish, which has been under the care of the Vietnamese Dominican Fathers since 1981, is one of the most thriving Vietnamese communities in Canada. Father Dominic Phạm Văn Bảo, OP, the former pastor at the ...>>
Out-going pastor Paul Trần; Bishop Frederick Henry; In-coming pastor Joseph Vũ.
[VSL NEWS] GENERAL MASTER'S VISITATION TO THE VICARIATE.
During the coolest part of summer, about mid-August in 2008, the General Master of the Order of Friar Preachers paid a official visitation of his term to the St. Vincent Liêm's Vicariate in Calgary and in Vancouver. After his joyous visit, he wrote in his letter dated on the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, 8th September 2008, "It was a joyful experience for Fr. Edward Ruane, Fr. Allen White and me to spend a few days in our fraternal visit to your vicariate. Your joy, enthusiam, and commitment to the Dominican life and ministry are very evident and inspiring... Because of your growth, we would request that you change your status from being a Provincial Vicariate to a Regional Vicariate of St. Vincent Liêm of the Province of Vietnam." [CLICK HERE TO READ THE COMPLETE LETTER]