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20 July 2022

Vietnam: Fondation of St Joseph’s monastery at Kon Tum

A new monastery of Discalced Carmelite nuns was founded in the central highlands of Vietnam. On June 7, Bishop Aloisius Nguyen Hung officially founded the Monastery of St. Joseph in the city of Kon Tum. A great multitude gathered for the occasion,.

Msgr. Nguyen Hung expressed his deep gratitude to God for this foundation. He emphasized the crucial role of prayer in the life of faith of Christians: “a life of continuous prayer and silent sacrifice are like lungs that infuse God’s blessings on the diocese of Kon Tum”.

The new monastery consists of 11 solemnly professed nuns and 4 novices. They come from Saigon Monastery. Since the first Discalced Carmelites from France arrived in Saigon (now Ho Chi Minh City) in 1862, Vietnam has 11 monasteries with about 300 members.