My name is Vinh Nguyen. I am from Vietnam. I attended the College of Arts and Culture and Tourism in Saigon with a graphic design major. After I graduated I worked at an advertising company for four years. I came to the U.S. in December, 2016 and studied English at Holy Apostles College and Seminary in Connecticut for two and a half years and at the Catholic University of America for one year. I study first Pre-Theology now at Mount St. Mary’s Seminary in Emmitsburg, MD. My grandfather’s brother, Huan Nguyen, inspired me to follow God’s calling. Fr. Huan was a priest in the Diocese of Vinh (1914-1973), and was the first diocesan priest in my parish. Throughout his life, Fr. Huan motivated young people in his parishes, helping them to discern vocations to priesthood and religious life. Now, because of the positive influence of Fr. Huan, there are many in my family who are priests and religious.
Hobbies: Fishing, playing soccer, reading, and making rosaries.
Favorite foods: Carrots, fish, lobsters, pizza.
Favorite saints: Mary the Mother of Jesus, St. Paul, St. Therese of Lisieux, St. Francis, St. John Vianney.
Favorite churches: Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, DC, Basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul in Lewiston, ME, and St. Martin of Tours Church in Millinocket, ME.
Favorite prayer passages: “Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.” (Peace Prayer of Saint Francis)